The All-Star final fan votes are in. It was no surprise that ass-kicking Joey Votto made it for the National League team. The only surprise was that he didn't make the roster prior to the fan voting. He promptly thanked his voters this afternoon by hitting bomb number 22 on the season. He's the first ever Cincinnati Reds player to make it into the game based on the final fan vote. Way to go, Joey!
In a much tighter race, Nick Swisher managed to eek past Kevin
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If this picture isn't worth a thousand words to you, check out our recent post on the badassery of Joey Votto and how he's pretty much a wild animal.
Then vote him onto the 2010 NL All-Star team!! And do it pronto, because you only have until 4pm ET today to do so.
The Cincinnati Reds first baseman is batting .313 on the season with 21 homers and 59 RBI.
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After nailing his 19th home run of the season Friday, Joey Votto has now reached base in 40 straight games, marking the longest streak by any player this season.
The Cincinnati Reds first baseman also walked twice in his team's 12-0 whoopin' over the Chicago Cubs, bringing his average to .314 on the year.
Not only is Joey Votto adorable, he can also hit bombs.
The 24-year-old monster first baseman blasted three homers Wednesday for the Cincinnati Reds, raising his batting average to .302 with 7 longballs and 18 RBIs on the season.
During Chicago Cubs' righty Jon Lieber's first start of the season (Welcome!) Votto sparked the four-homer second inning, followed by Adam Dunn and Paul Bako with solos and Jerry Hairston Jr. with a two-run shot.
But Votto wasn't finished smoking fastballs through the wind and the rain. He and Brandon Phillips sent back-to-solo taters off Sean Marshall in the fifth, before hitting his third and final an inning later for a two-run dinger off Sean Gallagher. This marks the first time Votto has hit more than one round-tripper in a game.
The 38-year-old Lieber, who replaced demoted left-hander Rich Hill in the rotation, joins Phil Norton as the only Cubbies pitchers to allow four homers in a single inning. He lasted through just two, and was tagged for five runs on seven hits.
"It just happened so fast," he said.Also, this is hilarious, you should try it.