Joey Votto sends fan autographed ball to make up for being ejected from game
Joey Votto did his best to make it up to a fan after being tossed early from Saturday’s game.
Votto was ejected from his Cincinnati Reds’ 7-5 loss to the San Diego Padres in the first inning for arguing balls and strikes.
Joey Votto has been ejected from the game pic.twitter.com/zcuUfgi9CO
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) June 19, 2021
The ejection was especially disappointing for one young female fan who loves Votto. The young fan’s presumed mother shared a photo with the Reds on Twitter. The photo was of the young girl crying following Votto’s ejection.
— Kristin (@SuperBarry11) June 19, 2021
The Reds saw the tweet and reached out to try and make up.
Could you please DM us your address? We want to send her a signed Joey Votto ball and some other goodies.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 20, 2021
The young fan was sent an autographed ball from Votto, who apologized for getting tossed early.
I have an update on the sad Abigail situation! It took a couple of innings, but she eventually cheered up with some popcorn! And Joey Votto is SO KIND- he signed this amazing ball for her!! Thank you so much Mr. Votto & the wonderful @Reds pic.twitter.com/aIsHx3r42N
— Kristin (@SuperBarry11) June 20, 2021
That was cool all around. Well, except for the Reds, who lost 7-5 and could have used Votto in their lineup.