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Chris Davis tested positive for amphetamines. (25 Game Ban)

Why did he do it?  

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  1. 1. Why did he do it?

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Questions I do not know the answer to:

Does Davis continue to count against the 40-man for this period? If not, who goes if they want to make room for Walker?

Are the games are still counted against the suspension if Davis is not on the postseason roster?

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Do not know why <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a>? Davis did not receive exemption for Adderall this season. MLB doctors review requests each year.</p>— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) <a href="
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Well that makes things more confusing

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To me, this just only gives the team a better position to continue their successful ways. They seem to thrive on the underdog storyline and now they have another chip on their shoulder to prove they can beat all odds. If CD was hitting like 2013 this would be devastating but he has been a shell of his former self this season. We're covered defensively. The only thing he was bringing to the table this year was the threat of a jack.

I am however, very disappointed in him. He has been one of my family's favorite players since he came to the team.

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I hope there is no other shoe to fall on this subject. Honestly, I've been wondering for about a month if someone on the O's was operating a little pharmacy there. 24 more home runs than Colorado, the next team leader in HR.

It's almost like the FO has been targeting power over OBP or something.

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Does anybody else find the timing of this news to be very suspicious? Do you think Joe Torre had anything to do with this being announced right before our long string of games against the Yankees?

Yankees are not catching the O's.

They could call up Norfolk at this point and they could hold on to a 10 game lead.

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Like CoC said, you can find a doctor to prescribe it for you even if you don't really need it. I wonder (again) if adderal is actually used as a masking agent for the real thing (PED) or if Adderal alone is believed, by players, to signinficantly boost performance.

Its not even about significantly boosting performance. It is about getting through the grind of the season. "Greenies" were all over the game for decades, I mean honestly, you play six games in a row then fly across country to play another 10 games in 11 days in three different cities. There was a reason that stimulants got taken.

Today is no real different.

Now, we can argue the value of banning the "recreational" stims outright, but a lot of meds have stimulant effects. The questions are "how long," and "what does," and how bad was the positive?

Was this a no doubt about it this guy is on serious stuff positive? Or was it a "just barely over the line, poppy-seed bagel, positive." That can be a big deal speaking to whether Davis' story holds water.

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Does anybody else find the timing of this news to be very suspicious? Do you think Joe Torre had anything to do with this being announced right before our long string of games against the Yankees?

I wonder when the test was and if he appealed. I don't think anything underhanded is going on.

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