2011 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN IKE DAVIS
Gather your wits and hold on fast,
Your mind must learn to roam.
Just as the Gypsy Queen must do
You’re gonna hit the road.
On Tuesday’s SNY telecast, the Verizon Text Poll question asked fans if they thought Ike Davis would be back as the 2014 starting first baseman. Much to my surprise, 55% of the respondents said no.
Davis is one of the most polarizing figures on the team. However, management seems to love him and the announcers go out of their way to heap praise on him, much like this two year old card did in including him in the “Future Stars” grouping.
So the fact that a simple majority are ready to move on is a bit of a shock. Perhaps there is some sort of a selection bias at work here. Maybe people are more motivated to pick up the phone and text as a way to voice displeasure. After all, it’s not like the fans can put him on the bench and play Lucas Duda or Josh Satin, instead.
It’s easy to understand why proponents remain bullish w...