Joey Votto's Life Is Extraordinarily Unpleasant

Joey Votto caught an ear infection a few weeks ago. That's never pleasant by itself, but it began affecting his inner ear, which just so happens to control your equilibrium and ability to not just fall over for the hell of it.
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↵To that end, Votto missed about 10 games due to dizziness, which must be a hellaciously crappy way to get knocked out of a lineup. There's nothing badass about the injury, no war stories, just a total inability to walk in a straight line.
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↵Votto was back in the starting lineup on Saturday, and he hit home runs in his first two at-bats of the game. All back to normal, then?
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↵Reds first baseman Joey Votto was scratched from the lineup Sunday because of dizziness. [...]
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↵The symptoms returned Sunday, Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. ↵
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↵"He's still feeling the effects," Baker said. "We knew it wouldn't go away overnight." ↵
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↵Give Votto some credit, though, as he has gamely tried to practice through the dizziness. We have exclusive footage below:
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↵Our deepest apologies to Votto and the Reds, as that clearly is not the footage we described. That is a fat man in a Penn State football jersey who has probably consumed an unholy amount of beer. The factchecker in charge of this story has been sacked.
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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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