Leading up to the deadline for 2017 All-Star Game fan voting, Joey Votto made Reds teammate Zack Cozart a deal: If the shortstop made the NL roster, Votto would buy him his very own donkey.
Soon enough, #VoteCozart took off. Cozart's wife was on-board. Even costumes got involved:
And, of course, the fans of Cincinnati responded. Not only did Cozart make the team, he started at shortstop. And Votto is a teammate of his word -- he bought Cozart a real, live donkey. There's just one thing left to do now: Name it.
And for that sacred responsibility, the Reds now turn to you, baseball fans of America. From now through July 31, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with all your very best naming ideas. Cozart will review all the suggestions and pick a winner in August -- and if you need some inspiration, just take a trip over to Johnny Cueto's Instagram account.