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Chris Davis had a bloody blister on his hand during the Home Run Derby

Jul 16, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

Chris Davis has hit the most homers in the first half, but he didn’t have a great Home Run Debry. Why? A blister. A bloody one at that:

Of course if he doesn’t hit 60 homers or something this year we’ll hear people say he knocked off the PEDs in mid-July, because that’s how folks roll these days, it seems.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Crush should look up Jorge Posada for some tips on toughening his hands.

    • trollingforjustice - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      didn’t Melky Cabrera use urine to make his hands tough?

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:02 AM

        Guess who taught him?

      • rollinghighwayblues - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM

        Along with Moises Alou and Vladimir Guerrero.

      • GH - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:04 AM

        I thought Moises Alou was the first to come out about peeing on his hands – I remember Dusty having a comment for the ages about how he had always wondered why all the guys never gave him a high-five and only went with the pound.

      • joeflaccosunibrow - Jul 16, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        The urine solution must be a Dominican thing.

      • joeflaccosunibrow - Jul 16, 2013 at 4:26 PM

        I always wondered how to do this. Do you do it in the shower where you can immediately wash it off. Or do you get a jar and start dipping.

        I mean who amongst us, haven’t in the shower? Lez be honest…

  2. rollinghighwayblues - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    I was totally perplexed on what the hell “passes” batting gloves were.

    • rocketsteadman - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Don’t people spell check their tweets? What’s this world coming to?
      /sighs deeply

      • Jeremy T - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:33 AM

        In my day, people RESPECTED the Twitters

  3. chip56 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Just something to consider – these are players – not the big bad media out to blow PEDs out of proportion. Not silly fans. But the actual players and their take on a certain record:

    {Chris} Davis told The Baltimore Sun he believed the {single season homerun} record belonged to Maris, a contention he echoed again at Citi Field before Monday’s Home Run Derby.

    “I hadn’t really given it much thought until this year, and after everything came out, I assumed 61 was the record,” Davis said. “I think it’s what a lot of fans would agree on.”

    Ben Zobrist’s argument against Bonds, McGwire and Sosa centers on PED use – and even he hedged a little by calling Maris’ total the “natural record.”

    “If it was proven the other guys who have all gone over 61 were all using performance-enhancing substances at that time – if it was proven – yeah, I’d have to say the natural record is 61,” Zobrist said.


    To be fair there were other players in this article, Jason Kipnis, Verlander, Votto, Alex Gordon who call 73 the record.

    • km9000 - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      Davis kinda paints himself in a corner, because if hits 62+, won’t he be asked if he considers himself the new HR champ?

      • chip56 - Jul 16, 2013 at 1:57 PM

        Yup. That’s exactly what he did there.

  4. melidoperez - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    All his holier than thou talk lately has obviously led to stigmata.

    • pbastille - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      Chris Davis? Holier than thou? I’ve never met the guy, but in the many interviews I’ve seen with him since he became an Oriole, I’ve seen nothing other than a humble, down-to-earth guy.

  5. rj88888 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:55 AM


  6. beerjunkie - Jul 16, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    RESPECT the Twitters?? Bah haha haha haha. Bah haha haha.

  7. inthearex - Jul 16, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Not sure if it was necessary to throw the PED talk on this article.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 16, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      If it involves baseball and homeruns PED references are always lurking closely by.

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