It’s true that if you have found your way to Redleg Nation over the years that at some point in your life you’ve probably taken the Cincinnati Reds a bit too seriously in your life. I know that I have. With the word fan comes a certain connotation. Sometimes that word doesn’t feel quite strong enough to describe some of us and how we interact with “our” teams. But at the end of the day, we are fans of whoever because we find it fun. And today’s the day I’m going to share something fun.
The amount of music that I listen to varies wildly. To give you perspective on that, the last two artists I bought “albums” for are Taylor Swift and Logic. My favorite band is Less Than Jake. That’s a trio of country/pop, rap, and ska/punk. Judge me if you want. Despite a pretty wide variety of music that I do listen to, I had never heard of the band PUP before, but they certainly just moved up the list of bands I like. Wikipedia tells me that they are a punk band out of Toronto, and apparently they are big enough that guitarist Steve Sladkowski was interviewed for Cut4 about his fandom of the Blue Jays.
I’m sure the Blue Jays have their moments. Any of us old enough will forever remember Joe Carter’s home run and the feeling that brought us, even as non-Blue Jays fans. But the best part of this entire thing is the last 13 seconds when Sladkowski says “You don’t get many Canadian baseball players…. other than Joey Votto, who should be President of Earth.”
The man is not wrong. And with Joey Votto currently being on the injured list, maybe now is the time he starts working on his campaign slogan for President of Earth. Do you have any suggestions?
Disclaimer: This topic is meant to be fun. There will be zero tolerance towards any actual political talk in the comments. Don’t mention political parties (unless they are made up as a part of a “baseball/Joey Votto slogan”), politicians, or anything of the sort. Zero tolerance means you’ll be banned from commenting moving forward. Be nice. Play nice. This is supposed to be fun.