The AP had a quick notebook type piece Monday about how thrilled Joey Votto was that Canada won gold in men’s hockey.
Included were the following quotes:
“I was a hockey fan yesterday,” said Votto, who lives in Brampton, Ontario. “I watched it all. My heart sank when the USA team scored with 25 seconds left, but Sidney made it up to the nation. The right person scored the goal.”
“It was great to see him come back to win it,” Votto said. “Don’t forget the women won the gold, too. It makes me proud.”
Of course, we knew he was Canadian, and we know how Canadians are about hockey. But I also know how salty I was after Team USA lost that game, especially after the THRILL of watching them tie the game in improbable fashion with 24 seconds left.
So, that being said, can you forgive Joey Votto – who has established himself as the Reds’ most consistent hitter and arguably the OMGReds staff’s second favorite Red (to Sam LeCure) – for reveling in Team USA’s heartbreaking men’s hockey loss to Canada? …
a) sorry, I can’t … trade him for prospects
b) sorry, I can’t … trade him to Toronto for Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Roenicke
b) if he hits .330 this season
c) if he hits .380 this season
d) if he announces he’s taking one for the team and learning how to play left field so we can add Yonder Alonso at 1B as soon as he’s ready
e) of course, get over it, it’s hockey … since when do we care?
f) of course, get over it, it’s the Winter Olympics … since when do we care?