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Joey Votto Gifts Signed Ball to Young Reds Fan After Getting Ejected vs. Padres

Blake SchusterContributor IJune 20, 2021

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Cincinnati Reds star Joey Votto saw his day end extraordinarily early Saturday after getting ejected in the first inning for arguing balls and strikes.

Ben Verlander @Verly32

Joey Votto is NOT happy. Proceeds to get ejected. And even less happy. pic.twitter.com/rFwZ44EQKr

That's nothing new for an MLB veteran, but it was entirely new for a young Reds fan named Abigail, who was at her first baseball game and excited to watch nine innings of her favorite player: Joey Votto.

Kristin @SuperBarry11

@Reds When it’s your first MLB game and your favorite player of all time gets thrown out of the game in the first inning…. 😥😥😥 #weloveyoujoey pic.twitter.com/h7lganVo3s

Needless to say, the ejection was devastating. Votto immediately made it better as only he could. After a photo of an upset Abigail went the rounds on social media, Votto sent her a signed ball with a special message.

Cincinnati Reds @Reds

❤️ pic.twitter.com/KOVgO2wvlB

If he weren't already Abigail's favorite player, he certainly would have been after this.

And in case this wasn't already clear from the first 1,814 games of his career, baseball needs more players like Votto. Preferably one for each team.

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