Votto continues All-Star charade with Cozart, has donkeys brought to GABP

Joey Votto had donkeys brought to GABP before Saturday's game against the Nationals (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI, OH. (WKRC) -- If you make the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Team, your teammate buys you a donkey. At least that’s what happens if you’re Reds Shortstop Zack Cozart and your teammate is Joey Votto.

Before Saturday's game against Washington Votto arranged for three donkeys to appear at the game giving Cozart a little taste of what’s to come.

“I’m way more excited after seeing old Amos(Donkey) over there man,” said Cozart. “He’s 12 years old and they live for about 25-30 years so this is like a lifetime companion.

None of the three at the park Saturday will go home with Cozart, his donkey is about five weeks old and not quite ready to live in Nashville at Cozart’s home.

“I asked them that if when they are training my donkey if they could make it a house donkey and teach it to go to the door and stuff but I don’t think that is going to fly,” said Cozart.

The people at Honey Hill Farms will help raise Cozart’s donkey and train it.

During Reds Manager Bryan Price’s pregame news conference, the first five minutes were spent talking about the donkey. But he’s ok with that.

"This for me is just good gamesmanship between teammates, I think it's a lot of fun. I've enjoyed the experience ever since Joey put it out there that he buy Zack a donkey if he made the all-star team,” said Price.

The Reds also playing ball. On their website, you can submit name suggestions for Cozart’s new donkey.

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