Orioles first baseman Chris Davis joined the Hot Stove Show on 105.7 The Fan with Jim Hunter and Roch Kubatko while in town to promote their new partnership with the University of Maryland’s Children’s Hospital.
Chris and Jill Davis will serve as the ambassadors for UMCH, helping to raise awareness for childhood illnesses, pediatric disease research, and teaching future generations of health care providers.
“At the big league level, there’s going to be vast amounts of talent, but the thing that’s been consistent with this team since I’ve been here is the attitude. It’s not only the attitude on the field, but off the field. We enjoy what we do for a living, we enjoy playing for the Orioles and playing for the city of Baltimore and we want to do whatever we can do give back,” said Davis.
Chris Davis hit 38 home runs last season, but in 2013, he had a monster year with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs, Jim Hunter asked Davis, how he feels about setting the bar so high.
Davis said, “I think that the expectations I have for myself, and the goals I have set for myself are higher than what most people would put out there. But Wieters used to joke with me,and he and J.J. would give me a hard time saying, ‘Man you set the bar, way too early and now that’s expected of you,’ but I want that. I welcome that. I want our fans, my teammates and our coaching staff to expect big things from me.”
The guys also talked about Wieters leaving the clubhouse and the addition of Castillo, his hand injury last season and even more.
You can listen to the full show below: