Davis, the fictional minor league journeyman catcher depicted in Ron Shelton’s 1988 film “Bull Durham,” has become the go-to comparison for any long-toiling minor leaguer still holding on for a taste of the show. In the film, Davis, much like Decker, traveled from one minor league club to another each year, hitting homers and watching other players get the call to the big leagues.
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LET THERE BE LIGHT
New ballpark lighting standards will help hitters and fielders see the ball better at the lower levels
THE RULE OF THREE
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THE MORE THINGS CHANGE . . .
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WILD BILL AND THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE
NO EXCUSE FOR IGNORANCE
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NO MAN'S LAND
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Grand Dame Guignol
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ROUND FOUR - Gabriel Davis • WR • Central Florida
Over the past two years, the Bills have gone from having one of the worst receiving groups in the league to one of the best. But that didn’t mean they would stay away from one of the deepest receiver classes in draft history.
2020 Draft Profiles: Raekwon Davis
Round: 2 (56th overall) • Position: DT • Ht.: 6-7 • Wt.: 313 • College: Alabama