Every team in baseball has played their first series of the season and it’s pointless to look too far into the wins, losses, and just general statistics this early into the season but there is one player that has gotten my attention.
If Paul Bunyan were to have a love child with a woman then that offspring would have to be Chris Davis. This man is so strong that he managed to flick his wrists and murder this ball, even though it appeared as if he barely touched it with the bat, for an opposite field home run.
And even though it doesn’t seem like the ball would have traveled all that far with just a flick of the wrists like that it actually traveled 422 feet. Had it not been stopped by Predator, who was cloaked at the time, the ball likely would have gone an additional 40 feet or so. I should also mention that there was no body visibly found but I’m pretty sure that particular Predator won’t be causing trouble for any of us lowly humans again after the ball impaled the shit out of its face.
I’ve been following Davis’s career since he got his first taste of the big leagues with the Texas Rangers in 2008 and I’ve been waiting for him to become the best slugger in the game since. It seems like that time has finally come as he boasts a batting line that rivals that of someone playing MLB The Show on beginner mode – .636/.692/1.727.
Three games and just 11 at-bats is an insanely small sample size, one that I know I shouldn’t get too excited about, but he has this confidence at the plate and a look in his eye that seems to tell pitchers it doesn’t matter what they throw, or where they throw it for that matter, because he’s got the strength of Paul Bunyan and there’s nothing they can do about it.
He also doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously as he’s always down for a good chin scratching.
Then again, the serial killer stare he gets in his eyes immediately following said chin scratch could mean he’s imagining himself ripping that person apart with his bare hands simply because he can. But since there are laws against things like that and even though we haven’t quite gotten to the point of Minority Report just yet I would imagine a great deal of evidence linking Davis to the crime would be found.
He has to settle for murdering balls (ha-ha) instead.