Found May 06, 2012 on Extra Pine Tar:
  Hey, Chris Davis – have a weekend kid! First, you take out the Red Sox new secret weapon, Aaron Cook. Then you go 0-8 on Sunday – in what could only be described as karma biting you in the ass – only to totally redeem yourself by shutting down the best offense 170 million can buy for two innings. Sure you dropped from 92 to 84 by the time Adrian Gonzalez came to the plate, but you dug down deep and struck out the face of MLB The Show. So revel in the moment, Chris – it’s not every day a guy can wear the platinum sombrero and get himself a W in the same game. PS- I’m sure EA – much like the Sox – is starting to wonder about their investment, because Adrian just looks totally lost at the plate.
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