Outfielder Dalton Pompey of Mississauga, Ont., currently with triple-A Buffalo after a stint with the Blue Jays, posted a reply on Twitter to a Yahoo story link. He called his podcast comments "a complete miss by me." "It couldn’t have been more cringe-worthy," he said.
"I just did everything wrong and it came from a bad place.
"There’s a home and a place here for Joey at any time where Joey is available and able," Hamilton said. We value him obviously as a player and we value him every bit as much as a human being and a person.
Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account.A very emotional Joey Votto apologizes to Canadian baseball fans on Blue Jays Central, says his comments came from place of jealousy and pettiness, and couldn’t be further from how he actually feels about Toronto and his country.Saying his comments came from an "absolutely silly, short-sighted, selfish place," Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto apologized Wednesday for saying that he doesn’t care about Canada, Canadian baseball or his hometown of Toronto."Clearly my reply came out of a side of jealousy for a Canadian baseball athlete being celebrated in the city of Toronto," he wrote."It was an odd reply and one I am terribly ashamed of."I’ve always judged people by their actions and not so much their words," Hamilton said from Ottawa.