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Trial by Twitter

Baseball's past casts a shadow of suspicion that Chris Davis can't escape.

Originally Published: July 3, 2013
By Rick Reilly | ESPN.com

I hated Twitter. Now I love Twitter. Because the most cover-your-mouth-and-howl things happen on it, things that make me wonder why we need sportswriters at all.

Take, for instance, Chris "Crush" Davis, the Baltimore Orioles first baseman who's suddenly hitting like he was bitten by a radioactive spider. He has 31 home runs. That's two fewer than his career best, and it's not even the All-Star break. Entering Wednesday, he's hitting .329. That's 59 points higher than ...

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