Ike May Not Return in 2011, Still Active In The Community
About a week ago, Ike Davis hosted a charity dinner in Manhattan do benefit research on childhood cancers. It was certainly nice to see Ike take the time to put together this type of event. Hopefully Ike can make this an annual thing, similar to some of the events that David Wright and the David Wright Foundation does.
Then, Davis spoke at Coleman Country Day Camp on Long Island today where he discussed with the campers what it took for him to become a Major Leaguer. He told the campers that he spent an hour each and every day hitting once he found his passion for baseball. Having a father who played in the Major Leagues must have helped, I’m sure.
Ike also told the campers that he hit just 8 home runs in his little league career. Funny, for a young player who’s already shown he is a major power threat.
Finally, Ike got the question everyone was waiting for: “How’s your ankle?”
Simply put, the ankle is “not good.” Adding that he could hypothetically get a “few weeks or a month” in this season, but Ike seemed to have the mentality that surgery is inevitable and he will be back strong in 2012. Ike reassured the children that he would “be back and healthy” for next season, certainly good news for Mets fans.
While it is unfortunate that Ike may have missed almost all of his sophomore season, it is good to see him in good spirits and positive that he will be back at 100% next year. It’s also nice to see another Met deeply involved in the community, the kids appreciate it, and Ike is certainly embedding himself as a fan favorite.