As the old Frank Sinatra song goes, “Take me to the baseball game, take me with the crowd”… but “let me record a viral TikTok with a baseball player”?
That’s exactly what happened when Cincinnati Reds star Joey Votto spotted a young girl in the crowd trying to get his attention.
Jean Parks, 12, held up a sign near the Reds team dugout that read, “Joey Votto, do you want to do a TikTok with me?”
No stranger to the whims of social media, veteran first baseman Votto happily agreed.
The heartwarming exchange took place ahead of Monday night’s game in Phoenix as Votto and his teammates prepared to face the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It was captured on video by game broadcaster Bally Sports Ohio, which reported that Jean is from the Arizona Capital city.
Six-time All-Star and prolific hitter, Votto made his way to the stands and was seen offering a dance routine with Jean.
However, some of the moves he suggested clearly didn’t pan out, perhaps under Jean’s expert guidance.
The pair were later seen doing the “Griddy dance” – made famous by NFL star receiver Justin Jefferson – in front of the dugout.
A beautiful moment for Votto and an experience with a probable future Hall of Famer that Jean will not soon forget.
The ICT Tac The video may have also turned out to be a lucky charm – the Reds went on to beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 – although Votto went without a hit on the night.
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