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Joey Votto was a man on a mission at the 2024 Honda (U.S.)/ Rogers (Canada) NHL All-Star Game on Saturday.

The Cincinnati Reds first baseman, a six-time MLB All Star and 2010 National League MVP, who is from Toronto, attempted to take a picture with every NHL mascot during the game at Scotiabank Arena.

Votto posted his quest on his Instagram story, but ran into one giant orange obstacle on the way.

Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty snubbed the former Cincinnati Reds star by walking past him as he attempted to take a picture. Votto called Gritty “not friendly” on the post.

Gritty attempted to redeem himself by sliding into Votto’s DMs and asking the MLB veteran what section he was sitting in.

Votto was not having it writing, “You had your chance. I’ll never forgive you. Go Penguins.”

Gritty and Votto

In the end, Gritty found Votto and gave him a hug.

“It’s all love, Gritty,” Votto wrote on his story.