Joey Votto broke out of his stoic shell for an interview Tuesday with MLB Network, dressed and in character as a Canadian Mountie.
The reason for the uniform? MLB Network Photoshopped the uniform on him during spring training, and Votto wanted to wear a real one for the interview on the show Intentional Talk before a Reds vs. Cardinals game this week.
Votto played the part well, acting as an actual member of the Canadian Mounted Police, complete with Canadian accent. He said he was doing the interview for "serious business," and mentioned his "trusted horse Nibbles" that he rides on.
"I don't want to talk about any silly baseball stuff. I'm here in the red serge, not fooling around, guys," Votto said.