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Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

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May 16 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Reds star and Canada native Joey Votto apologized Wednesday for negative comments he made about Canadian baseball. The five-time All-Star was a guest on a Yahoo Sports podcast Tuesday when he made the comments. Votto was asked about fellow Canadian James Paxton throwing a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 8 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. "I don't care almost at all about Canadian baseball," Votto said on the podcast. "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." Votto later repeated that he didn't "care at all" about the fact that the Seattle Mariners pitcher threw the no-no on Canadian soil. "As far as Toronto, and Canadi...