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Joey Votto has interesting career aspirations following MLB retirement

Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto revealed some interesting career aspirations once retirement arrives during a Tuesday appearance on MLB Network.

Votto, one of the more quirky and eccentric personalities in Major League Baseball, professed a desire to potentially pursue a couple of surprising vocations once his time playing professional baseball is finished.

Votto told MLB Network’s Brian Kenny he envisions either driving a bus or being a crossing guard when is baseball career is all said and done.

“If ball’s not gonna work out, then maybe I’ll have to drive a bus or do something that I look forward to doing whenever I’m done playing,” Votto said. “… I legitimately would like to drive a yellow bus when I’m older. … I wanna either be a crossing guard or drive a yellow bus…drive the kids to school or let them cross to school. … I’m serious about that!”

Votto will turn 41 in September of 2024, the last year of the 10-year, $225 million contract he signed in 2012. If the Reds superstar elects to play out the deal and hand up his cleats for good once it expires, at least it can be said he has a plan for how he’ll remain a contributing member of society post-retirement.

Sure, being a bus driver or crossing guard may not be the most glamorous of jobs. But if it makes Votto happy, good for him. And either career obviously provides a tremendous service to the community, something we all can appreciate.