What do you think about this?
Not every National League All-Star was firmly in ByrdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s corner after the victory. CincinnatiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Joey Votto had a different take on ByrdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s performance.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like the Cubs,Ã¢â‚¬Â Votto said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going to pat anybody with a Cubs uniform on the back. But because he made that really cool play, it turned out to be a really cool experience. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really glad we got the win today.Ã¢â‚¬Â
With the Reds in first place at the break, the irony would be that ByrdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s at-bat and great throw may help Votto and his team end up with home-field advantage if Cincinnati makes it to the World Series.