“I don’t care almost at all about Canadian baseball,” said Votto, who was also the National League MVP in 2010. “I wasn’t raised inside of Canadian baseball, really. I’m coming up on half of my life being in the United States working and being supported by American baseball.”
He was also asked for his opinion on James Paxton of Ladner, B.C., throwing a no-hitter for the Seattle Mariners against the Blue Jays in Toronto, becoming the first Canadian in MLB history to have a no-no on home soil.
“As far as Toronto and Canadian baseball and the country of Canada, and (James Paxton) being Canadian, I don’t care at all,” said Votto. “(Paxton) or the Jays or Canada in general may disagree with that, but I really couldn’t give a rat’s ass about that.”