There are certain people in life I trust no matter what they do. If you’ve been following along on Twitter and the work I’ve been doing for the Storm the Court Podcast, you know that despite me Cincinnati to my very core, I’m a die hard Louisville Cardinal fan. That means I ride or die with Rick Pitino no matter what. It doesn’t matter how many sex scandals he finds himself neck deep in or how many games they lose in January/early February. It doesn’t matter because I know that at the end of the day Rick is a Hall of Fame coach that knows how to get the most out of his players and that he’s going to have his squad right there in the thick of things come March. In the same light, I trust Joey Votto no matter what he does at the dish. Hell, Joey could stroll up there and decide he wants to bat right handed or adopt some crazy Craig Counsell stance. At the end of the day, I trust Joey Votto because he’s one of the best hitters on the planet and if he wants to go up there and act like he’s rubbing the tip of his dick all over home plate then have at it, my friend. That just means Joey is well on his way to another .315/.475/1.000 season. Probably good for a record setting amount of walks and like 60 RBI’s too. Opening Day is a week from today. Can’t wait.
PS- I love fun Joey, but I don’t know how I feel about JV adopting the LeBron chalk toss, although that makes total sense because LeBron and Joey are two peas in pod. numbers 1 and 2 weirdest guys in all of professional sports and it isn’t even close.