Ask any Indians fan their favorite moment of the past decade, and they are likely to say one of two things. Some will say Jason Giambi’s walk-off in the 2013 playoff race and the majority will say Rajai Davis choking up on the bat and tying Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Last night, José Ramírez had a moment that may rival at least Giambi’s homer when he hit a 10th inning home run that helped the Indians walk off the White Sox and clinched a spot in the playoffs. If anything, the moment will be immortalized because it will always be linked to this weird season and tragic year of 2020.
And whose bat did José choose in the biggest moment of the season? A moment that could potentially propel José into the MVP front-runner?
The Rajai Davis bat.
This isn’t the first time José has used Rajai’s bat, either. The first time it was acknowledged was in 2018 when José was on a patented José Ramírez Streak of Unbelievability and went 2-for-3 against the Tigers. He said he used the bat because there was “something” he felt about it
And now two years later, four years removed from Rajai’s World Series heroics, the legend of the bat lives on.