Chris Davis On Ending Home Run Drought: “I Can Eat Again. Don’t Have To Wake Up And Cry”

Chris Davis belts his league-leading 38th home runIt had been ten games — TEN WHOLE GAMES — since Chris Davis homered.

I’m being sarcastic, but prior to Tuesday’s game ESPN Stats and Information did tweet that 183 players, including two pitchers had hit more homers than Davis since the All-Star break.

Yeah, but do 183 players have 38 dingers? Nope, they don’t. Only one guy does.

After the game, the league’s home run leader jokingly told MASNSports.com’s Steve Melewski that his long national nightmare is over. “I’m so happy. I can sleep tonight,” Davis said. “I can eat again. Don’t have to wake up and cry.”

Apparently he wasn’t that bothered by “drought.”

Davis’ 38th homer comes after an off day and with him serving as the team’s DH, a role he told Gary Thorne he enjoys. “Don’t tell anybody that,” Davis said on MASN after the game. “I think it’s good every now and then to get off your feet as much as you can, especially with the day off yesterday, it’s kind of like a day and a half off, and you know we got a chance to see Ryan Flaherty play first which is always a treat.”

The O’s slugger has 115 career home runs, 20 of which have been hit from the DH role. Interestingly, Davis has hit a homer once every 13.45 at-bats as a designated hitter (20 homers in 269 at-bats), just ahead of his home runs per at-bat as a first baseman (one every 16.30 at-bats).

Davis also referred to Flaherty as “Flash,” which I (a) had never heard before and (b) will be calling Flaherty from now on.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

4 Comments

  1. spy

    July 31, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Must be that CMO ,,,,,,,on the radio yesterday it was stated he was taking something called CMO , don’t know what it is , never heard of it but it’s supposed to be an over the counter supplement to increase strength,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hope he called Bud Selig first…………….

  2. Willo

    July 31, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Ten thousand comedians out of work and we have CD. Slice it any way that you like but CD’s production has been off a whole lot longer than 10 games. I think he is batting like 200 for the month of July with at least one strike out in the last 20 something games. As great as he looked in the first half, he has looked like crap in July. As a result the Birds of Baltimore are playing 500 baseball…as CD goes so go the Birds? I love the guy and I want him to figure it out on the field. CD do us all a favor, have fun on the field and leave the interviews, antics and comedy to AJ. Some guys have comedy deliver, you worry about being Crush.

  3. MGW

    July 31, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I know this is contrary to my post yesterday about Trembley and these guys are human, and it’s only a game…

    But I refuse to call Flaherty “Flash”. I called him a lot of things last night after Houston walked the bases loaded, then gave up a two-run single to Hardy, only to then have Flaherty pop up on the FIRST pitch, but “Flash” wasn’t on the list of things I was calling him.

  4. Steve-O

    August 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    The Crush, Flash and Dash, Mar-Kickass, and Macho Manny. When is the O-Vengers tshirt night?