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.