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Monday, August 20, 2018

Baltimore bar offering free shots for every time Chris Davis gets a hit

Chris Davis’ atrocious 2018 season continues, and now one local bar is seizing the opportunity for a clever (and somewhat sad) promotion.

Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun shared news on Wednesday that Bartenders Pub in Baltimore is now offering free shots for every time that the slumping Orioles slugger gets a hit. The promotion, which was just announced on the bar’s Facebook page this week, will specifically net customers who are present for the hit free Dr. Pepper shooters, which are a mix of amaretto and Miller High Life beer that supposedly tastes like the popular soft drink.

“We’re just trying to give people a reason to come out and watch the games again,” co-owner Danny Coker was quoted as saying.

“It’s a superstition that we hope will encourage [Davis] to do well,” he added.

Unfortunately, Davis and the O’s have not been doing well this season to say the least. The 32-year-old former All-Star, who is only in Year 3 of a massive seven-year, $161 million deal, holds a grisly slash line of .150/.227/.227. Meanwhile, the Orioles are an MLB-worst 19-47 on the year as a team.

For those keeping score at home, Davis has recorded just 31 hits in 57 games so far this year, including going hitless in 32 of them. Thus, the promotion probably won’t cost Bartenders Pub very much, and it is definitely a more wholesome reaction to Davis’ struggles than some of the others we’ve seen.

H/T Baseball Reddit

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