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    Updated on Aug 24, 2020. Posted on Jul 2, 2013

    15 Reasons Chris "Crush" Davis Is Your New Favorite Slugger

    Get to know the Baltimore all star who has been turning baseballs to dust.

    1. The Oriole first baseman, a onetime top prospect whose career has taken off in Baltimore after several frustrating seasons for the Rangers, is a goofball.

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    2. Who knows you're never too old to do the word finder on restaurant placemats.

    3. He's not scared to touch the exhibits.

    4. He refuses to acknowledge that his face is covered in pie.

    5. He says no to drugs...

    6. And yes to Hulk juice.

    (Frozen banana, apple, vega powder, almond or peanut butter, almond milk, spinach & kale)

    7. He has a dog named Sampson, and he's freakin' adorable.

    Look at Sampson swim with a life vest on!

    Here's Sampson staring longingly at a baseball.

    8. And he gives back to the community.

    Twitter: @_Mrs_Davis

    Here's Davis with the Christian Youth Athletics organization in Baltimore. The Orioles star is a devout Christian and quotes Bible verses on Twitter.

    9. But don't go thinking Davis is soft. The dude is a badass.

    10. He's crushed a MLB-leading 31 HRs already this year.

    11. And driven in 80 runs for the Orioles.

    12. He's on pace to hit 59 home runs this season.

    13. His incredible start has made him a Baltimore hero in merely three months.

    14. He's charmed the pants off the hard to please Charm City fans.

    15. And if that's not enough, look at this picture of him and a chimpanzee!