Cincinnati Reds infielder Joey Votto has a reputation of messing with fans in foul territory. He brought that act to Philadelphia on Monday night during the Phillies exciting victory over the Reds.
It's safe to say that Votto's antics are a divisive issue.
The MLB's official Twitter account, for instance, deemed Votto messing with fans a "national treasure" whereas plenty of Philly fans on Twitter thought him the devil.
Personally, I think it's kind of funny. It's nice to see a guy having fun out there even if he's preventing a fan from a souvenir. It's different.
Plenty of Philly fans disagreed.
Said it before, will say it again: Joey Votto is a national treasure. 😂 pic.twitter.com/7FHKNuiPva— MLB (@MLB) April 10, 2018
"OMG F--- Joey Votto," wrote PhilliesFever. There were dozens more who echoed that sentiment.
What do you think? Fun guy messing with fans or abhorrent troll who should be booed mercilessly?
In more serious news, Votto had some interesting advice for Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins prior to the game.