More fuel for the topic of the day week month season. If nothing else, this starts a new thread.

Joey Votto gave a fairly long interview to Lance McAlister tonight around 6:15. He discussed his thoughts about the Bryan Price hire (mostly bleh sports cliché stuff) and the “A” word (ducked it). Gave props to Scott Rolen’s influence.

Where things got interesting was the in-depth discussion of Votto’s hitting approach. Lance asked the former MVP directly about Walt Jocketty’s comments this week, about the possibility of batting second and asked him if he felt he batted more passively this year.

Lots of interesting explanation of his hitting approach from JV. Late in the interview he certainly implies that his knee injury affected him through the first two thirds of the season.