Here’s my latest column for Cincinnati Magazine, in which I explore some positively baffling numbers from Reds first baseman Joey Votto this season:
What’s wrong with Joey Votto?
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean the Ã¢â‚¬Å“right lower leg contusionÃ¢â‚¬Â that Joey Votto suffered when he was hit by an intentionally thrown pitch from Nationals reliever Ryan Madson during the first week of August. That has pretty much healed, and Votto should be good to go very soon. No, I mean: WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wrong with Joey Votto? Like, why is he hitting just .284, with only nine home runs this season? ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an interesting question, and there arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t any quick and easy answers.
Read the entire thing. Please?