Ike Davis Calls It A Career

Ike Davis Calls It A Career

by Tim Reilly November 09, 2018 0 Comments

Ike Davis has called it a career. Davis was once a promising rising star that joins a lengthy list of “Can't-miss prospects” that burnt out in short time with the Mets. I don't want to go into the list because I don't want to upset myself going into a weekend. 

When he arrived on the scene in 2010, it felt like the Mets finally had a cornerstone first baseman that hadn’t been in Queens since Keith Hernandez. A smooth-fielding, power-hitting lefty who doubled as an ace in college had mouths watering. Eventually, that drool started coming down from falling asleep during a Davis at-bat to spare yourself from watching him strike out on curveball after curveball.   

I’m not sure why, but someone took the time to create a 12-minute highlight reel of Davis’ career, the first seven of which are from his tenure with the Mets. I was shocked they were able to dig up 7 minutes of footage. Check it out if you’re interested in a walk down memory lane.

When you think about it, Davis was essentially Pedro Cerrano from Major League. If you threw him a fastball he would knock the cover off the thing with as much power as anyone in the game. But, he might as well turn around and start walking back to the dugout once anything off-speed came his way. 

 

A walking boot, a full frontal on live TV (maybe?),  partying with Justin Turner, valley fever, a lost battle to Lucas Duda, and a failed pitching experiment later, we’re left with a 31-year-old Davis hanging up his spikes for good.

I can’t say I’m overly sappy or really feel much of anything about Ike retiring. I got over my disappointment in him years ago. I’ve moved on to getting disappointed by several players on the active roster now instead. Honestly, my biggest takeaway from Davis’ time with the Mets is going to be the Valley Fever diagnosis. Hopefully, that doesn’t affect Davis from living a normal post-baseball life. It was one of those bizarre situations that only seems to happen to players on the Mets.

But hey, you’ll always be able to say you played in the big leagues for 7 years, Ike. That’s more than most of us can ever say. Mazel Tov? 




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