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.

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

The Walk Off

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.

Post-game interview

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.

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2 Responses

  1. Big Ed

    WV, you may need to go out in the front yard and shake your fist at passersby.

    Puig hit a bullet that hit off the wall in deep right-center. I doubt a normal centerfielder would have caught it, but even if one had, Puig did exactly what the Reds needed to win the game.

    It was a good team win; a lot of guys pitched in.

  2. Daytonian

    It was a walk-off at homet. Celebration in such situations should certainly be tolerated despite any Old School rules (and I am an Old School type of guy).

    Complaints that Puig would’ve just had a long fly out??? He did exactly what he had to do–he knocked in a run. RBI’s do count in game-winning situations. That’s BASEBALL.

    Oh, and he did it by hitting it over, and going away from, an exaggerated infield shift with an extra fielder brought in from the outfield?

    No complaints. Just a celebration. Well deserved!

    Come on, man. Watch the language. No cursing.