Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 9/4/12
Reds announced that Joey Votto is able to return.  Crickets, pin dropping, echo…echo…echo… “God?  It’s me, Dusty Baker.  If I need him, is Votto ready to pitch?”  ”I’m afraid not, Dusty.  He’s not a pitcher.”  ”In the traditional sense?”  ”In every sense.”  ”How about as a reliever?”  ”No, Dusty.”  ”As a LOOGY?”  ”Fine, Dusty.”  ”Thanks!  Oh, and good job on creating toothpicks.”  ”I didn’t.”  ”Sure, and I didn’t ruin Kerry Wood and Mark Prior’s careers.”  The Reds said Votto could return today, but because they don’t need him and want to make sure he’s okay for the playoffs, they’re going to ease him back into the lineup.  It could mean he returns today.  It could mean Friday.  In weekly leagues, it’s probably too late for this to make a difference, and in daily leagues you can probably figure when to play him.  Here’s hoping that not only does he return soon, but that he also plays every da...
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