Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chili Davis' Choice Of Red Sox Over Evil Empire

(Eagle-Tribune Photo)
Chili Davis won two World Series rings with the Yankees in the late 1990s. So, when Brian Cashman made a push to sign him as the hitting coach of The Bronx Embalmers, he was obviously interested. However, in 2011, the Boston Red Sox offered Davis his first coaching position ever—hitting coach at AAA Pawtucket. So, when Ben Cherington came 'a-calling', Davis had a tough choice. Said Chili, "I sort of felt either way I was going to let somebody down. (One is) an organization that I played for and that I won championships with. And (the other is) an organization that actually opened the door for me to be where I am now. So ... if I had swung either way, I was going to let someone down. I was going to feel like I let someone down. But I couldn't make a wrong decision either way. Two class organizations. Two very good teams. Two mangers that I respect. Two (general managers) that I respect. Tough decision. It wasn't an easy decision." In the end, he signed a two-year pact as the new hitting coach of The Carmine Hose. Good, choice, Chili.