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    Quote Originally Posted by burlingtonbandit View Post
    Anyone listed to the podcast? I feel like the words are probably taken a bit out of context.
    That is preposterous! The media would absolutely never do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metafour View Post
    He'll go down as the idiot that no one remembers because he forgot to use his brain and ended up locking himself up on one of the worst teams in baseball for the entirety of his career; what a genius. He may not care about Canada or Canadian baseball, but he sure seems to embody sack-less Canadian pacifism with his seemingly complete lack of drive for actually competing. Name any other superstar player in any sport who seemingly spent 10+ years being content playing for a cellar dweller, honestly. Votto comes off like a complete beta.
    Votto signed his extension in April of 2012. They won 97 games that year, then 90 in 2013. At the time he signed a $225M contract to stay with one of the best teams in baseball.
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    I don't take anything that Joey Votto says at face value. If he didn't care about Canada then he wouldn't have represented the team on many occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Anyone know why Darvish left after 60 pitches?
    Likely because he just came off the DL, bruh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Anyone know why Darvish left after 60 pitches?
    I found the answer on the Twitter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P2F View Post
    I found the answer on the Twitter.

    When I found that, I also found this little feel-good nug:


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    I would just like to say, once again, Eugenio Suarez is good at beisbol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    I would just like to say, once again, Eugenio Suarez is good at beisbol.
    Guy has the virtually ideal batted ball profile.


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    Quote Originally Posted by metafour View Post
    He'll go down as the idiot that no one remembers because he forgot to use his brain and ended up locking himself up on one of the worst teams in baseball for the entirety of his career; what a genius. He may not care about Canada or Canadian baseball, but he sure seems to embody sack-less Canadian pacifism with his seemingly complete lack of drive for actually competing. Name any other superstar player in any sport who seemingly spent 10+ years being content playing for a cellar dweller, honestly. Votto comes off like a complete beta.
    Every time someone on this board calls someone a beta or a cuck, I think they're just awful.

    This is a really dumb comment that confirms my beliefs.
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    Anyone watching this M's and Rangers game, you think the play is interference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    Anyone watching this M's and Rangers game, you think the play is interference?
    No, but I really want it to end while I'm still hanging on by a hair in a double up lol. In other news, it looks like Vogt's career may be over after he re-injured his shoulder during a rehab game. Apparently there's major damage to everything that can possibly be damaged in a shoulder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    No, but I really want it to end while I'm still hanging on by a hair in a double up lol. In other news, it looks like Vogt's career may be over after he re-injured his shoulder during a rehab game. Apparently there's major damage to everything that can possibly be damaged in a shoulder.
    That sucks for Vogt. Well, at least the games over.

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    He even says that this won't be popular.

    He also says that he felt good for James as a fellow baseball player Not because he's Canadian ... then said his rant, so it is more about this example. Then when the interviewer asked him after his rant that he just thought it was a cool thing. Votto apologized for being a downer. Then the interviewer said when it comes to the Raptors he cares. Votto answered with that's financial, a deeper run means he sells his season tickets for a bigger profit.

    It was very specifically "baseball" he was talking about. Not that he doesn't care about Canada...he just doesn't care about Canadian baseball in that way. He sees baseball as baseball.
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    Dodgers have lost 5 in a row while playing Cincinnati and Miami

    Ouch

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    I'm disappointed that Votto apologized. The butthurt rule the world.

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    Joey Votto apologizes after saying ‘I don’t care’ about Canadian baseball

    By The Canadian Press

    Wed., May 16, 2018

    Cincinnati Reds all-star Joey Votto has penned an apology after saying in a podcast on Tuesday that he doesn’t care about Canada, Canadian baseball or his hometown of Toronto.

    Votto, who played for Canada at the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics and won the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s athlete of the year in 2010 and 2017, distanced himself from his home country in an interview with Yahoo! Sports Major League Baseball podcast.

    “I don’t care almost at all about Canadian baseball,” said Votto, who was also the National League MVP in 2010. “I wasn’t raised inside of Canadian baseball really. I’m coming up on half of my life being in the United States working and being supported by American baseball.”

    But in an email posted on the Canadian Baseball Network website after the Reds lost 5-3 to the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night, Votto said he is “terribly ashamed” of his comments and called them “ridiculously selfish and short-sighted.”

    Votto added: “I am saddened that I was so flagrant with my remarks and more importantly that I offended so many people that mean so much to me.”

    Votto’s initial comments came after he was asked about James Paxton of Ladner, B.C., throwing his recent no-hitter for the Seattle Mariners against the Blue Jays in Toronto, becoming the first Canadian in MLB history to do so on home soil.

    “As far as Toronto, and Canadian baseball, and the country of Canada, and (James Paxton) being Canadian, I don’t care at all,” said Votto. “(Paxton), or the Jays, or Canada, in general, may disagree with that, but I really couldn’t give a rat’s ass about that.”

    Votto did clarify in the podcast that he was happy for Paxton as a baseball player, but not as a fellow Canadian.

    In his apology, Votto said being asked about baseball in Canada, the Blue Jays and the Paxton no-hitter recalled his resentment for not making Team Canada or being drafted by the Blue Jays out of high school and not being picked for the Olympic team while in the minors.

    “Clearly my reply came out of a side of jealousy for a Canadian baseball athlete being celebrated in the city of Toronto. It was an odd reply and one I am terribly ashamed of,” he wrote.

    “I go back to Toronto each off-season and feel renewed every time I cross the border to my home and native land. I would not be where I am now without the efforts of so many Canadian baseball people and the fans of Canadian baseball.

    “To James Paxton, the Blue Jays, the Toronto fans, the women and men all across Canada that work so hard to promote and support Canadian baseball, I am sorry for my selfish comments and I humbly ask for your forgiveness.”

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