The fact that Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is actually getting a donkey as a congratulatory gift from teammate Joey Votto, a promise made earlier in the season should Cozart make the All-Star Game, is amazing. While it seems a bit of a strange gift from one teammate to another, Votto is following through.
But Votto organizing a small crew of donkeys to stop by the field over the weekend is next level, and makes the entire situation that much better. The donkey that Cozart is eventually taking home himself is five months old and still on a farm in Kentucky being trained to become a shortstop’s best friend.
However, despite all the preparation for Cozart’s donkey to go live with him, he still doesn’t have a name picked out. The Reds are encouraging fans to email their choices to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 31 so that Cozart can get some inspiration for his unique buddy.
Despite all these things in his favor, the man is also astonishingly bad at eating corndogs.
In a wide-ranging conversation with the Cleveland Scene, Kipnis talked through how he wrote his recent Players Tribune piece, last year’s low attendance problems in Cleveland, and even reminisced about his ugly ankle injury just before the World Series got going.
But lost in all of those very worthy topics is a reveal that should shake anyone to their core: Kipnis eats a corndog with a knife and fork. The article casually tosses off this detail while discussing Kipnis’ close friendship with teammate Lonnie Chisenhall and what he does in his off days. Which apparently includes consuming one of the best fried foods this country has to offer with utensils MLB Jerseys China like NBA Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping a mad man.