Joey Votto is arguably one of the best Canadian-born baseball players of all time. So it’s no surprise that many Canadians were displeased to hear him come out and say that he doesn’t “give a rat’s ass” about Canadian baseball. In a recent interview for Yahoo Sports MLB Podcast, Votto was asked about fellow Canadian James Paxton’s no-hitter that he threw recently in Toronto. While Joey did say he was happy for Paxton as an individual and as a fellow baseball player, he said that he didn’t care about the fact that Paxton did it as a Canadian or that he did it on Canadian soil. Votto went on to explain that having spent almost half his life in American baseball, he really doesn’t feel a strong connection to Canadian baseball anymore. He later apologized for what he said, and for how bluntly he said it, but many Canadians are still not happy with him. At least according to Twitter.
A photo has been making the rounds on the internet (“going viral”, as the kids would say) showing a man mowing his lawn as a tornado looms in the background. A lot of people are saying that this photo is fake (I haven’t actually seen anybody say this, but I know how people are…haters) but I for one believe his photo to be 100% authentic, and I’ll tell you why.