Chris Davis is good at hitting baseballs a very long way away.
To put how good he is in perspective, let me just quote Orioles beat writer Britt Ghiroli really quickly here:
With two outs, Davis crushed a 1-0 low fastball deep to right field. His 40th of the season was also his fourth career Eutaw Street homer. His 101st RBI put the Orioles up, 5-3, to give Tillman a little breathing room.
It also put the slugger in some elite company in Orioles history. Only Brady Anderson (50 homers in 1996), Frank Robinson (49 in ’66), Jim Gentile (46 in ’61) and Rafael Palmeiro (43 in ’98) have hit more homers in a season than Davis while wearing an Orioles uniform.
There you have it. Chris Davis is good at hitting things and making them go very far away from where he is currently standing.
It’s an impressive skill, to be sure – not everyone can do what he’s doing without using steroids, as the Biogenesis debacle in the news shows. It’s just not talked about as much, however, because as we all know, very few people outside of the greater Baltimore area care about the Orioles or what they’re doing at any given moment. Frankly, they should care, because the Orioles are in a prime position to make a late-season run, and nobody likes having a team creep up on them and overtake them without knowing that they’re coming. It’s even scarier when the enemy surges out of nowhere.
Anyhow, for the time being those people who do care about the Orioles get to enjoy the show all to themselves. Private screenings are nice.