Cincinnati Reds giant name Joey Votto apologized for his feedback belittling fellow Canadian James Paxton‘s accomplishment of throwing a no-hitter in Toronto, writing that his remarks “came out of an aspect of jealousy.”

Votto, who’s from Toronto, mentioned in a podcast launched Tuesday by Yahoo! Sports actions that he “could presumably no longer give a rat’s ass” about Paxton being the well-known Canadian to throw a no-hitter on his home country’s soil.

“I don’t care nearly at all about Canadian baseball,” Votto mentioned on the podcast. “I wasn’t raised within Canadian baseball in fact. I’m coming up on half of my life being within the US working and being supported by American baseball.”

“Clearly my answer came out of an aspect of jealousy for a Canadian baseball athlete being infamous within the city of Toronto. It used to be an distinctive answer and one I am terribly ashamed of.”

Joey Votto, in apology written for Canadian Baseball Network

He added: “So a long way as Toronto, and Canadian baseball, and the country of Canada, and [James Paxton] being Canadian, I don’t care at all.”

In an apology written for the Canadian Baseball Network, Votto mentioned he used to be “ridiculously selfish and short-sighted” with his resolution and is “saddened that I used to be so flagrant with my remarks and further importantly that I offended so many these that mean so great to me.”

Votto gained the Lou Marsh Trophy in 2017 as Canada’s athlete of the year, the second time he gained the award, and he performed for Team Canada within the World Baseball Classic in 2009 and 2013. But these appearances did no longer arrive except he used to be already established within the majors as an All-Well-known person with Cincinnati.

“When asked about baseball in Canada, the Blue Jays and namely this event, it took me help to the instances and my resentment for no longer making Team Canada in high college, no longer being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays out of high college, or no longer being picked for the Olympic crew whereas within the minor leagues,” he wrote.

“Clearly my answer came out of an aspect of jealousy for a Canadian baseball athlete being infamous within the city of Toronto. It used to be an distinctive answer and one I am terribly ashamed of.”

Paxton, who’s from British Columbia, threw his no-hitter within the Seattle Mariners‘ 5-zero victory over the Blue Jays on Might well per chance eight.

“To James Paxton, the Blue Jays, the Toronto followers, the girls and males all across Canada that work so difficult to advertise and pork up Canadian baseball, I am sorry for my selfish feedback and I humbly ask to your forgiveness,” Votto wrote.

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