Joey Votto is a character. He’s had some outstanding moments on the microphone throughout the years. We’ll never forget Joey Votto going on MLB Network in full Canadian Mountie garb and giving an interview. We’ll never forget him getting Zack Cozart a donkey. After the Cincinnati Reds win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night Joseph Daniel Votto provided another great soundbite for our memories as he talked about Yasiel Puig and his walk-off hit and bat flip.
Joey Votto on Puig’s bat flip: “Bat flip rules are very, very loose these days. I think any walk-off situation warrants anything. I think if he’d cartwheeled to first base, we would have been happy about that too.”
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) May 16, 2019
I won’t speak for you guys, but I’d pay very good money to see Yasiel Puig cartwheel to first base on a walk-off hit against the Chicago Cubs. For now, though, we get perhaps the second best series of events:
The Bat Lick
Next pitch: Walk-off hit. pic.twitter.com/X6TeApqTDW
— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) May 16, 2019
The Walk Off
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 16, 2019
Over the last two weeks we’ve seen Yasiel Puig heating up. In his last 12 games he’s hitting .295/.380/.500. And that’s with his walk-off last night being a “single” simply because of the point in the game in which it came despite the fact that it was crushed off of the wall in deep right-center.
Yasiel Puig Youth Baseball ProCamp
Speaking of Yasiel Puig, he’s hosting a youth baseball camp this summer in Cincinnati.
The Yasiel Puig Baseball ProCamp will be held on July 19th at Sycamore High School. Participants will learn fundamental baseball skills and have the opportunity to meet and interact with the outfielder. Each camper will receive a limited-edition camp t-shirt, a souvenir autograph, and a team photo with Yasiel.
Puig will be on-site to direct the event and will be joined by a selection of prep and college coaches from the area. The camp is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 1-8.
If you would like more information you can check out PuigCamp.com.