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We knew Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was good at drawing walks, but this is ridiculous.
Yes, during Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals, Votto took a ball to reach a 3-2 count ... but was awarded a walk and, as a result, headed to first base. No one seemed to notice the error.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, this stemmed from an extra ball being added to the stadium scoreboard. It even had the TV play-by-play crew fooled.
And although it likely didn't influence the final outcome too much -- the Reds won 8-2 -- it did come as part of a six-run seventh inning. So ... perhaps Votto's otherworldly walk-drawing did give Cincinnati an edge?