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Friday, December 19, 2008

Kyle Davies the to much "old skool man"

So I bet you've already heard about Davies offseason job out there in the dirt as a contractor, courtesy of Sam Mellinger and the KcStar.
They called him the "retro jock" in the article but I'd call him down to earth a man's man, someone the fans can connect with and a bit stupid.
As Davies said:

“I work as a contractor,” he says. “A little of everything. I pour concrete, dig ditches, lay pipe, get on the machines, pick up garbage. Whatever they need me to do.”

A noble profession but not the smartest. I know several people with simaler jobs and let's just say injuries happen. That's just the way it is when your around heavy equipment and machines.
As Sam said in the article:
He’s working a construction job to stay off the couch, keep active and make a little extra money — although whatever he’s making is a significant pay cut from the $427,000 he made with the Royals last year.
Ok there's my point the guy is making $427K he's in line to make the Royals rotation and the $$$ will only go up. It's great that he's working with his dad but if he wants to stay off the couch why not go to the gym, volunteer, work at a library, work at McDonald's ? You know something a bit safer ?

Maybe Dayton Moore has something to say about it :
“I think it’s smart,”
Royals general manager Dayton Moore said of Davies’
offseason work.
“Keeps him in a routine. I know he’s very intelligent about how he goes about it, and he doesn’t compromise any of his preparation for the baseball season.”
What ? Am I the only one worried here ?
The article ends with:

There are times when Davies doesn’t like the work. It’s hard. Running a jackhammer isn’t fun for anybody.

But he likes the challenge, likes the feeling after a hard day’s work and the sense of accomplishment that comes with seeing a project from beginning to end.
Let me just add one last thing:

But he likes the challenge, likes the feeling after a hard day’s work and the sense of accomplishment that comes with seeing a project from beginning to end. He likes to gamble .

Man just please be careful but even then sometimes that's not enough. Accidents happen all the time but why increase the probability ?
My dad works on the railroad and has busted his thumb open a couple times nothing that wouldn't heal in time but he's not a pitcher he doesn't need his thumb for grip on the ball.

Kyle , if your reading this maybe Brian Bannister needs some help in the photography studio ..........

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