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Eric Davis’s Rather Large Firearm

First, please consider the following photographic image …

It occurs to this chronicler that there are but two possible explanations for the ballistic weapon, which is certainly large and quite possibly in charge, that you see alongside Mr. Davis. The obvious one, I suppose, is that Mr. Davis’s baseball-ing chops are so substantial, so prepossessing, so like a large gun that they are best symbolized by a large gun. The other, less obvious explanation is that the streets of Cincinnati are afflicted and in need of taking back. And so desperate are conditions that only Eric Davis and his stylish red pocket square and his Joe Piscopo gun can … take back the streets.

On another level, this is Eric Damn Davis, and any answer is the correct one.