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Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto makes TikTok with young fan at Chase Field

Jun 14, 2022, 7:07 AM
Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) tosses his bat away after being walked by Arizona Diamondbacks sta...

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) tosses his bat away after being walked by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

A Major League Baseball game at a big-league ballpark is every little kid’s dream for those who love America’s Pastime.

And when bigger-than-life players such as Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto can make it personal for a youngster, that’s when dreams come true.

That’s exactly what happened on Monday night at Chase Field when a young fan’s sign read, “Joey Votto will you make a TikTok with me?”

For those who may not be up to speed on the latest dancing trends, the duo is performing what the kids these days are calling “The Griddy.”

Here’s what the finished product looked like:

You can be the judge of who did it best, but it’s not every day that a kid gets to make a dance video with a big leaguer at the office.

The pregame festivities didn’t bode well for the Reds first baseman, as Votto was 0-for-3 with a walk on the night.

However, it was Votto who got the last laugh over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, with the D-backs dropping the series opener, 5-4.

The Diamondbacks look to get back on track in the second of the three-game series on Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

Arizona RHP Zach Davies (2-3, 4.21 ERA) is scheduled to start against Cincinnati RHP Tyler Mahle (2-5, 5.07 ERA).

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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Minor throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) tosses his bat away after being walked by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker, right, backs away from an inside pitch as Cincinnati Reds catcher Chris Okey, left, reaches for the ball during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker connects for a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds catcher Chris Okey, left, loses control of the ball as Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker, right, earns a walk during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Minor (31) pauses on the mound after giving up a two-run home run to Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker, left, during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds third baseman Mike Moustakas is unable to make a play on a single hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds second baseman Matt Reynolds is unable to make a play on an infield hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly (18) celebrates his run scored against the Cincinnati Reds with teammate Jordan Luplow (8) during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas (5) scores a run as Cincinnati Reds catcher Chris Okey waits for a late throw during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Drury (22) celebrates his three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammates Joey Votto (19) and Nick Senzel (15) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds' Matt Reynolds (4) celebrates his run scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Reds' Joey Votto (19) as Reds' Kyle Farmer (17) looks on during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Christian Walker #53 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 13, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, right, takes the baseball from Diamondbacks relief pitcher J.B. Wendelken (48) during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. The Reds won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds second baseman Matt Reynolds (4) tries to bare hand a grounder hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas (5) for an infield single during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. The Reds won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Josh Rojas makes a play on a grounder hit by Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer before throwing to first base for an out during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. The Reds won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds right fielder Albert Almora Jr. (3) makes a catch on a fly ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith as Reds shortstop Matt Reynolds, left, and Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) look on during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. The Reds won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) and Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer, left, laugh as they run off the field after a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. The Reds won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell exhales as he stands in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. The Reds won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Hunter Strickland (54) shakes hands with Reds catcher Aramis Garcia, left, after the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. The Reds won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas (5) steals second base as Cincinnati Reds second baseman Kyle Farmer (17) is unable to make a catch on a throwing error by Reds catcher Chris Okey as umpire Nick Mahrley, right, looks on during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 13, 2022, in Phoenix. The Reds won 5-4. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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