Our friends over at Cincinnati.com have conducted interviews with a couple of pretty good hitters. First, there’s a video interview with Joey Votto. You may have heard of Votto; he won the National League MVP award last year.

Johnny Bench was a pretty good player back in his day, too. Check out this interview with Bench, on the occasion of the unveiling of the new Reds Hall of Fame exhibit, “Johnny Bench: A Celebration of Baseball’s Greatest Catcher.”*

*A sidenote: my 9 year-old daughter is going to be the catcher for her Little League softball team this year. As I was watching her learn to block balls in the dirt yesterday, I decided I would pull out my 1975 World Series DVDs. Perhaps she can learn a thing or two from the best defensive catcher ever.