Imagine Ramon Cabrera, who is 25-years old right now, sitting in his living room with his grandchildren around 2055. He tells his eight-year old grandson about his former teammate, Hall of Famer, Joey Votto.
"I pinch hit for Votto and got my first big league hit," the 65-year tells his unbelieving grandson.
As unfathomable as this seems, it is the God's honest truth.
Cabrera dumped a single into rightfield for his first Major League hit. The native of Caracaus, Venezu
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The hit loaded the bases and extended the rally that got the Reds to within one run but it was lost in the national attention given to Votto's ejection and the aftermath of it.
"I didn't get to see it until the replay," said manager Bryan Price, who was ejected after Votto and had to leave the field. "It was one of the many moments in that inning that showed fortitude."
Cabrera was smiling about the hit when asked about in Thursday afternoon after Votto, who occupies a double cubicle less than 10 feet away.
If it is difficult for Cabrera to believe it the day after it happened how is an eight-year old 40 years from now supposed to believe that his grandfather pinch hit for Joey Votto.