O's have faith in Davis' ability to prove his worth
SARASOTA, Fla. -- There are three tattoos on Chris Davis' upper body: a cross on his back that came in 2006, the word "salvation" scrawled vertically down his right side the following year and, most recently, the Bible passage from the Epistle to the Hebrews, Chapter 12, Verses 1-2.
The passage is etched into Davis' left side, words that resonated even when the dull thud of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt behind him became a daily occurrence, a cause for sleepless nights and a revolving ticket to Triple-A Round Rock.
"Let us throw off everything that hinders," the black ink read over his rib cage. "And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."