Joey Votto is making the young Cubs fan happier than his hometown team ever could be

Cincinnati Reds legend Joey Votto enjoyed chatting with a young Cubs fan Thursday night and even hit a home run for him.

Wrigley Field is a baseball cathedral for good reason. This is where dreams come true, even when the Cubs are doing badly.

Chicago’s North Side team isn’t doing very well this season. It’s a sad sight, but the Cubs’ rebuild is likely at least a year away. They will be sold as of this year’s deadline.

Still, Wrigley is still pulling a number of dedicated Chicago baseball fans, if only for the atmosphere and experience of watching a game in one of baseball’s finest stadiums. Votto understands this story and his responsibility to pass on memories from one generation to the next.

Joey Votto hits home run for young Cubs fan

The kid, who was wearing a Cubs jersey at the time, might want to swap that for a Reds number 19. Votto just made his night – no, maybe his year – by chatting to him in the front row and delivering a once in a lifetime moment.

Ironically, Chicago defeated the Reds Thursday night with the final score of 15-7. However, Votto was 3-for-5 with that solo home run.

He did too a lifelong fan. Joey Votto is making the young Cubs fan happier than his hometown team ever could be

John Verrall

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