Davis, Chatter About PEDS and Fairness

We all as fans know that Chris Davis is having a season for the ages.

This weekend, while driving around the Baltimore area in my SUV to the Washington area, I flipped one of the prominent sports talk radio stations in the area.

The talk on that station centered on the Orioles poor road trip to Chicago and New York, plus Chris Davis.

However, the talk on the 6’3”, muscular first baseman was not all positive.

Almost every other call I heard on the station centered on Chris Davis and whether or not he was using performance enhancing drugs. This lasted for the hour-plus that I drove on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Luckily, most of the callers into the station were local baseball fans and pretty much discounted him using performance enhancing drugs since he is an Oriole plus has always had freakish power and is a ‘standup guy’.

I believe the same.

However, a good friend who lives in New Jersey, and is coincidentally a Yankee fan texted me on Saturday afternoon and asked point blank, “Do I think Chris Davis is on PEDs?”

I can definitely understand the cynicism that he had, but I quipped, “Probably not. He is too good of a hitter, and his minor league numbers show that.”

“Nothing surprises me anymore, but I would I be – if that was the case with Davis,” I added.

Furthermore, Davis was asked point blank by a fan on Twitter the other day, as ESPN’s Rick Reilly noted in an article posted on their website recently.

Davis told the user no.

I can certainly understand the skepticism.

Although Davis struck out four times at the plate during Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers, he has made a game that most fail at look like a video game.

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