Found October 13, 2011 on Fox Sports Ohio:
Mlb_jun_24_bceb
It isnt often that Joey Votto speaks to the media before the media speaks to him and it isnt adversarial. Mostly it is Vottos innate shyness. Thus, it was stunning one day early last season when a media herd encircled Scott Rolens locker adjacent to Vottos dressing quarters in the Cincinnati Reds plush clubhouse. After listening a few moments, the ignored Votto stood and said with a smile, I guess people already have forgotten who the MVP is around here. It was addressed toward Rolen and it was a joke because Votto avoids attention as if avoiding a fastball speeding toward his temple. Nobody avoids Votto, except perhaps opposing pitchers, if they can. And it is why he is a buzzword this offseason. It is rare that a players future with a team is a worrisome topic to the fans when that player has two more years on his contract, which is exactly the case with Votto. He is signed for 2012 and he is signed for 2013, but Votto is a buzz word and lightning rod right now to fans and t...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.