Votto makes trade with Reds fan in Pittsburgh

First baseman’s gesture a highlight in loss to Pirates


Highlights

Reds fall to 59-79 with loss to Pirates.

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has made a name for himself over the years not only with his bat but with his unique way of interacting with fans.

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On Monday in Pittsburgh, during a game the Reds lost 5-1 to the Pirates, Votto saw a fan in the stands near the Reds dugout with a shirt reading, “Votto for President.”

According to the Reds, Votto liked it so much, he traded the fan a jersey for the T-shirt and signed the jersey, “More like prime minister.” Votto, of course, is from Toronto, Ont.

Here’s a look back at other Votto/fan stories:

•  Votto trolls Phillies fan

•  Votto needs fan’s help to get into Wrigley Field

•  Votto apologizes to Cardinals fan

•  Votto handed fan run-in perfectly


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