KTCK-The Ticket 1310, and longtime DFW sports voice, Norm Hitzges was an eerily accurate soothsayer on Tuesday morning.
Speaking on the phone with then-Round Rock infielder Chris Davis, Norm talked about how Davis has been hitting off the charts in Triple-A, continuing his insane tear that he had in the spring with the big club.
Davis begged for another chance on the big league roster, but the Rangers' loaded roster squeezed him out when the final roster cuts were made and Davis was sent down to Round Rock to start the season.
At 11:44 a.m. on Tuesday, Davis responded to Hitzges when Norm told him he would eventually get another shot due to injury or whatever, to show his worth in the majors.
"Obviously, I've been keeping track of the games," Davis told Hitzges. "I have a lot of friends on the team and I keep track of all their games. I couldn't be happier with their start. It's a long season with 162 games, day in and day out, there's bound to be injuries."
At 12:12 p.m., in the top of the first inning, Hamilton was gingerly walking to the dugout after being thrown out at home plate and breaking his arm just below his shoulder, putting him out for an estimated 6-8 weeks.
So now, one of two things happens. Davis has figured out how to hit major league pitching and continues his hot streak with some regular time in the majors at first base, third base and DH. Or, Davis falls flat on his face, again, and kills any trade value he had built with his spring and Triple-A tears.
Davis is now getting his chance. We're about to find out what he can do with it.