What a way to join the team. In his first game since being called back to the big leagues, he crushed a walk-off 3-run homer to beat the Cards in the bottom of the ninth. There was no doubt about whether it had the distance from the moment it left his bat, though it just snuck fair inside the right foul pole. The ball bounced once near the Bowtie bar, and right on out of the stadium. We will miss Jay Bruce, to be sure, but this guy could be an up and comer to pair with Adam Duvall for a few years!
This is spectacular!
The NY Times just reported that Commissioner Rob Manfred has denied Pete Rose’s third appeal for reinstatement. Baseball’s all-time hit king will still not be allowed to participate in MLB activities, nor be allowed entry into the Hall of Fame. The ban was entered in 1989- so that’s about 26 years since Charlie Hustle has been barred from the sport.
In other news, it appears Alex Rodriguez will return for another season. A Rod has been caught actually cheating with performance enhancing substances on multiple occasions.
See Also: Pete Rose is a Terrible Person, You Guys
Holy crap, Votter was PISSED last night! Here’s a screencap of his argument, after he got tossed for complaining about not getting a requested timeout.
Do not mess with Joey Votto. Think he’s cruising for the end fo the season.. no sir! love this guy!
UPDATE: Watching the video just now, I’m not sure what Votto did to get ejected. He turns away toward his own dugout when Umpire Welke ejects him. Seems kind of rash.
Also, it was Bryan Price that said he thought Votto was upset by not getting the timeout (which isn’t visible on the video)
He shined at the Futures All-Star game this weekend in Cincinnati, not far from where he grew up. Here’s a cool article on ESPN about his prospects: “Kyle Schwarber could soon become a force for the Cubs in the second half” He says he learned his hitting approach from watching Joey Votto at GABP.
MLB.com was also impressed: “Kyle Schwarber gave us a glimpes into a terrifying future full of catchers hitting triples” I embrace this future!