Ken Rosenthal‘s post game column on Fox Sports was about Joey Votto’s man crush on Bryce Harper. Well, the meetings at South Capital Street and Half Street are quickly filling up. Luckily we have 41,000 folding chairs to pull up nightly.
Rosenthal didn’t approach Votto; the Reds’ slugger and one of the most cerebral players in baseball did the approaching. Some of the pull quotes are insightful and quite frankly amazing to hear from an opposing player.
“I don’t think he can fail,” Votto said. “With his swing and his size, I’m not sure it’s possible for him to fail.” “I’ve never thought a guy was more likely to have long-term success than him.”
Votto then goes into a story about the first Nats / Reds series in Cincinnati earlier this year when the players were challenging each other.
“Hey Bryce,” Votto recalled saying, “hit a home run.” Harper didn’t shy from the challenge. “He said, ‘OK’ — and he homered,” Votto said. “Then I homered. I said, ‘It’s 1-1.’ And then he doubled.”
I can only assume that Harper moved on to the next challenge at 2nd base from former Expos draft pick Brandon Philips (yes, I am still bitter).
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