In response to the recent remarks by Joey Votto, the CBHFM was initially disappointed with his answer on a recent podcast to a question regarding Canadian baseball.

Much like errors on the field, we should not be defined by the mistakes that we make.

We are encouraged by Joey’s apology and are hopeful that this will help to continue to strengthen his bond with baseball in Canada.

From his beginnings in youth baseball in Etobicoke, to being honoured numerous times with the Tip O’Neill award as Canada’s most celebrated baseball players, to his attendance at the annual Baseball Canada Award Banquet, to his representation on Team Canada multiple times in the World Baseball Classic, Joey Votto has demonstrated his strong connection to baseball in this country.

We look forward to celebrating Joey Votto’s great achievements for years to come.

– statement from Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum