Eric Davis

Nice article today on Eric Davis. The more I think about it, Davis is my favorite Red of all time.

From the amazing things he did early on, to the incredibly classy way he handled a lot of b.s. from Reds fans (“he’s a wimp”), to his triumphant comeback to the Reds and his battle with cancer, and the way he developed into such a leader, there’s so much to like. The Big Red Machine guys were better, I guess, but (1) I was really in my baseball fan prime (age 12-14) when Davis came up, and (2) all those BRM guys now have some sort of baggage with them. (Certainly gambling-Rose and the now-inexplicably-stupid Morgan. Bench and Perez have just lost some sort of luster).

Anyway, I’ll always be a huge Davis guy, and can’t be happier that he’s getting inducted to the Reds HOF.

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  1. Davis is definitely my favorite player of all time. I just loved the way he played the game and the fact that he probably the best player in baseball for a short time before injuries slowed him down.

    I’m very glad to see him get into the Reds HOF and will be there on Saturday to see him get inducted,


  2. I loved to watch Eric Davis play CF. For about 4-5 years he was one of the best in the game. The tragedy was he couldn’t stay healthy. If he had, his might have been a HOF career.

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