The April 1 edition of ESPN The Magazine will definitely be something that Reds fans will want to get their hands on.
One of the articles set to appear in the issue features a compelling, insider's look at the way of MVP first basemen Joey Votto approaches hitting.
The piece is written by Buster Olney and it is absolutely superb.
ESPN Insider's can read the article in its entirety before the magazine hits shelves via this online version. But for those of you who don't have an Insider membership, and still want to know the gist of the article, here is a brief synopsis of Olney's masterful work.
- The article begins by referencing an exchange between Votto and Todd Frazier in the dugout during a game last summer. Apparently, Votto has a reputation for being very quiet and reserved in the clubhouse, and the fact that he approached Frazier for a conversation surprised the rookie. Votto, who was on the disabled list at the time, was simply wanting to get to know his teammate...