Results tagged ‘ Joey Votto ’
Sean Marshall has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his left shoulder.
Marshall was mysteriously absent from the Opening Day marathon against the Angels. When asked why Marshall didn’t pitch, he revealed that the lefty had been experiencing soreness in his pitching shoulder. Apparently, this had been an issue going back to the last week or so of Spring Training.
Evidently, Marshall was cleared to pitch on Sunday and threw a scoreless inning. He is now on the disabled list, with that appearance eliminating the possibility of having a retroactive start date.
I don’t know if clearing him to pitch on Sunday was a mistake or if the initial diagnosis (or lack thereof) was the mistake. Either way, a mistake was made. Again.
Let’s look at three situations that quickly come to mind. There are more if you want to do some research.
- Ryan Madson is acquired by the Reds last winter and needs season-ending surgery before he throws a pitch.
- What in the world is up with Nick Masset? Luke Skywalker had his hand chopped completely off and the artificial mechanism installed faster than Masset’s rehabilitation. Is he even doing rehabilitation?
- Joey Votto has knee surgery. Then has another. Don’t play with daddy’s Porsche.
When are people going to start holding the medical staff accountable?
Yesterday, Yu Darvish provided a valuable lesson for pitchers and catchers across Major League Baseball.
DO NOT TRY TO OUTSMART JOEY VOTTO.
Darvish froze Votto with a curveball for a called strike, prompting a reaction of ooohs and aaahs from the crowd at Goodyear Ballpark. Darvish then made the mistake of trying to slip another one by Votto. Big mistake.
Joey Votto is one of the smartest hitters I have ever seen. His preparation and focus are unmatched by any players. Anyone teaching young players how to hit should watch video of Votto on an endless loop. Every at-bat has a purpose. Every at-bat is a learning experience. Every at-bat is important and none are wasted.
It was very interesting to see Votto’s reactions after the home run. Immediately after the swing, he dropped the bat and looked to his left. I would guess someone made a snide remark after the first curveball and Votto wanted to see if anyone had remarks after the second.
After crossing the plate, he very briefly gave a “Shhhhh…” gesture to the crowd to ensure them that he had the situation under control the whole time.
I guess I missed the launch of this shirt, but recently received an advertisement email from a website with Reds apparel and whatnot.
Because I am bored and a bit of a nerd, I wanted to point out the impossibility that this shirt promotes.
The Constitution lists three qualifications for the Presidency. The President must be 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.
Joey Votto is a great baseball player, but doesn’t meet the requirements to be Commander-in-Chief.
On the other hand…