After my post-game interview with Orioles first baseman Chris Davis on Saturday night, someone in FOX's production truck asked me a question that I usually don't get asked about players:
"Is he always that modest?"
Davis, 27, had just hit his 29th and 30th home runs in the Orioles' 11-3 victory over the Yankees. But if you watch my pre-game and post-game interviews with him, it's obvious that he isn't carried away with himself, and probably never will be.
Modesty comes easily for a player who hit 17 homers in half a season as a rookie with the Rangers in 2008, then failed to stick in the majors between '09 and '11, getting demoted six times.
"Chris knows the distance from the outhouse to the penthouse," Orioles manager Buck Showalter says. "He realizes that right now he's the flavor of the month. He has a grip on reality."
The Rangers liberated Davis on July 30, 2010, trading him to the Orioles with right-hander Tommy Hunter for righty Koji Uehara and $2 million. He hit 33 home...