Lefty-on-lefty showdowns usually go to the pitcher, except when Joey Votto is up
The key to Joey Votto's success is on display during batting practice before a recent game against the Phillies. While many sluggers would use that time to give souvenirs to fans in the cheap seats, the Reds first baseman, a lefty hitter, takes a much more practical approach, calmly lining 10 of the first 11 pitches to center or left field.
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ESPN The Magazine: September 06, 2010
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