For no real reason, this slays me.

Joey Votto is SO GOOD at baseball that, mere moments from facing one of the premier left-handed pitchers in the game (Johan Santana), he takes time from his on-deck mental preperation to come over and make nice with SNY broadcaster and former Mets great Keith Hernandez. A very wise investment by official Mets broadcaster SNY crew made pays off almost immediately with some TV gold.

And, of course, the classic Canadian politeness comes out when Keith Hernandez informs the pride of Etobicoke that he “looks great” and is “swinging good.” A polite nod and bashful “thank you” before Votto returns to his position in the on-deck circle.