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Joey Votto leaves game with blurred vision

Aug 20, 2009, 9:20 AM EST

When he’s been in, he’s been productive this year. When he’s been out, it’s been rather terrifying:

Reds first baseman Joey Votto left in the first inning of
Wednesday’s game against the Giants after he experienced blurry vision.


Votto was replaced by Kevin Barker after the top of the first inning.
Reds manager Dusty Baker said Votto is expected to be re-evaluated
Thursday morning.


“He came up on that foul ball in the first inning and said he couldn’t
see,” Baker said. “When a player tells you that, an alarm goes off.”

Depression, dizziness due to an inner-ear infection, and now blurred vision. The dude just doesn’t get a sore hamstring or flu-like symptoms, does he?

  1. themarksmith - Aug 20, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Another thing — Martin Prado is enduring a lot of similar symptoms. What’s going on?

  2. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Aug 20, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    “He came up on that foul ball in the first inning and said he couldn’t see,” Baker said. “When a player tells you that, an alarm goes off.”
    Ugh, what happened to crazy Dusty Baker who didn’t like guys who walk because they can “clog up the bases”? This rational, caring Baker is so much harder to despise.

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