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Chicago Cubs: A Q and A with Taylor Davis

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Feb 14, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Taylor Davis (82) fields ground balls during spring training camp at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Taylor Davis (82) fields ground balls during spring training camp at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Question five –

“What first made you want to pick up a baseball and play?”

Answer –

“I had a ball put in my hand when I was an infant, my dad was a baseball guy and I grew up with a desire.”

There is no doubt that Davis has a desire to play baseball. Without some type of desire, he would not have made it this far in his career.

The fact that Davis’ dad loved baseball and made sure his son grew up with the same passion is an inspiring story and should make fans want to root for Taylor.

Question six –

“Who was your favorite team growing up? Favorite player?”

Answer –

“My favorite team growing up was probably the Reds and Astros. My favorite player when I was young was Edgar Martinez.”

Hopefully, Cubs fans will ignore the fact that Davis grew up a Reds fan, or that he no doubt grew up rooting against the Cubs whenever they faced the Reds or Astros. Now that he is with the Cubs, I have confidence that Davis is a fan of the North Siders first.

Growing up an Edgar Martinez fan had to have its perks. I mean, Martinez hit 309 career home runs and finished his 18-year career with an overall slash line of .312/.418/.515. Maybe, growing up watching Martinez hit home runs and bat over .300 will rub off on Davis once he reaches the majors.

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