June 25, 2013
Thor. Crush Davis. Call him what you will, but the 27-year-old Orioles first baseman is ripping the cover off the ball. If it seems as though Davis hits a bomb every time you flip on an O's game, it's probably because he has. The Baltimore slugger had 27 home runs through 77 games (all stats are as of Monday night), putting him on pace to smash more than 55 round-trippers on the season, five more than the club record of 50, set by Brady Anderson in 1996. Is the 2013 Home Run Derby in the cards for Davis? While fans would have to write-in Davis' name to vote him into the contest, the American League captain, Yankees' second baseman Robinson Cano, would be out of his mind to not ask Davis to join the team. The O's slugger has made it known that if he is extended an invitation, he will participate. "Of course, I'm going to do it," Davis told CSN's Rich Dubroff when asked about the Derby. "I'm not worried what it's going to do [to] the second half of the season."