Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/4/13
SALT RIVER AT TAKLING STICK, Ariz. Cincinnati Reds third base coach Mark Berry took all the drama and intrigue out of Joey Vottos announcement Monday morning.As Votto walked toward a media gathering to say yes or no to playing for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, Berry broke into a lusty and off-key rendition of, O Canada.So, yes. Yes, Votto will play for his native country in the World Baseball Classic. And Team Canada plays an exhibition game Wednesday night against the Reds.Hearing that, pitcher Mat Latos, who will pitch for the Reds that night said, Oh, good. I get to face Votto. Im going to walk him.No, he isnt. Votto isnt joining the Canadians until Thursday and he wont play Wednesday night for Canada or for the Reds. He is taking that night off.I look forward to being a part of the team and I had a great time playing for them the last time, said Votto. It isnt very often you get to represent your country in a big event like this.Votto delayed his decision until the...
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