Baseball season is in full swing for us, and there's no denying it. Davis is a natural. He's taken to baseball like a duck to water.
See for yourself. This video was from his first official game.
I love watching him play because he takes it all very seriously. No goofing around. He gets down to business. When it's time to field, he doesn't have to be told twice to put his hat on and get his glove. When it's time to hit, he puts on his helmet and finds his bat. While other kids may be climbing the dugout chain links or kicking dirt, Davis is focused and ready.
Do you remember his prayer from a couple of years ago? I think it really did foreshadow the kind of player he is and hopefully will continue to become.
This is a great batting sequence that Trey caught on camera.
Sprinting to first base.
Encouragement from one of the coaches.
Chatting with the first base coach.
Getting ready to take off for second base.
On third getting ready to come home.
Crossing home plate.
This picture captures the essence of the way Davis plays baseball. He hustles.
The coach behind Davis in this photo told me the other day: "He really gets it." He then went on to add that he's coached 18 year-olds who understood the game less than Davis. This Saturday they have a practice to get ready for coach pitch. The rest of the season they'll retire the tees and pitch to the kids. I can't wait to see how Davis does with that. He sees the ball really well and is an excellent hitter, natural lefty and all. In fact, he'd never used a tee before this year, and I felt like it inhibited his hitting rather than helped it -- much like someone who already knows how to ride a bike trying one with training wheels. I think he'll be unleashed once they lose the tee.