Everyone has a social media account nowadays, right? I mean, it's 2022! Everyone has either Facebook or Twitter or Tik Tok, right? Well, everyone except Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto. While a lot of athletes have taken to social media in order to "grow their brand" and interact with fans, Votto has steered clear of the messiness that can occur on such platforms.
Until now, that is. The Reds social media team broke the news on Tuesday that the former MVP now has an account on Instagram. Nearly 11,000 people have already followed the Reds star and I'm sure they're waiting with bated breath to see what Votto has to say.
Joey Votto is now on Instagram and Reds fans are freaking out.
Joey Votto has typically been one that has avoided the limelight of being a superstar baseball player. Sure, Votto will give interviews, and more recently we've seen a more lighthearted version of Votto, but the six-time All-Star has always been much more reserved about his opinions. Will that change with Votto joining the world of social media?
Only time will tell, but I think Reds fans should stop short of expecting Votto use his social media platform as a way to bash Cincinnati's ownership or take cheap shots at opposing players and fans. Just because Votto has joined Instagram, I don't think we should expect him to change too much.
However, fans may get to see a different side to Votto. I'm sure Reds Country would love to get a peek behind the curtain and see what being Joey Votto is really like. Will we see some of the restaurants Votto frequents on the road? Perhaps a certain style of clothing the former MVP prefers to wear? Where Votto goes, and what he does on his days off?
Joey Votto has always been a bit of an enigma in the eyes of the Cincinnati Reds faithful, but now it appears that the 38-year-old might open up a little more. Baseball has been trying (unsuccessfully) for year to market some of their biggest stars, by Votto joining the world of social media, it can only help.