Votto has previously had run-ins with Philly fans as well as messing with followers of the Cubs and Nationals.
Is this called for? No.
Is it unkind? Yes.
Is it funny? Of course (as long as it doesn’t happen to you).
As for Votto’s actual job of playing baseball, he is 9-for-35 through nine games. More surprising: the famously patient first baseman has only walked twice (plus an intentional pass).