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Sunday, July 8, 2018
What Do I Do?
From everything I have heard, Davis is a pretty good dude. Supposedly, he is struggling mentally with the weight of the contract, and that has possibly compounded the issues at the plate. It's not as simple as getting him to accept a minor league assignment to straighten things out. The Union would never allow that. So, we are stuck with him and his .150 batting average weighing down a lineup that already can't hit or score runs.
While I definitely feel like Coolbaugh should be fired yesterday, he can't force Davis to hit against the shift. Or to swing at strike three, as opposed to standing there looking lost at the plate. I, for one, can't talk; I couldn't hit major league pitching either, but I'm also not being paid $161 million to play baseball. Davis has all of the resources, and the stats on the back of the baseball card in order to earn that money. Somewhere along the way he got lost, and can't find his way back with the best GPS.
So, because of all of these reasons, I have decided to box up all of my Davis PC and hide it under the bed. I have removed him from my list of player PCs on my Instagram, and I will no longer wear his jerseys or shirts. He hasn't necessarily lost a fan, but I don'r think I should be walking around wearing a player shirt/jersey who is just this bad. Sound harsh? Maybe, but over the years, I bought into the player and the person, and I feel like it is time to move on. Like the Orioles are with his contract, I'm stuck with the PC. I won't be able to unload it, even if I wanted to, so it will remain under the bed until some time comes when I can pull it out, and remember fondly the good times in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. I also can't forget the PED suspension in 2014 that hurt his teammates in their playoff run.
What do I do? I guess I just live with it, and move on. As of now, he just isn't fun to watch play baseball any more. I'm sorry. Rant over.