About Chili Davis:
Charles Theodore "Chili" Davis is a Jamaican-American former baseball player and current coach. He is currently the hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox, a position he has held since October 2014. Davis is a former outfielder/designated hitter who played in Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants (1981–87), California Angels (1988–90, 1993–96), Minnesota Twins (1991–92), Kansas City Royals (1997) and New York Yankees (1998–99). His first major league coaching position was with the Oakland Athletics from 2012 to 2014. Davis was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He is the first ballplayer born in Jamaica to appear in a major league game.
My sister is a good story of resiliency. She had a full ride at UC Davis, but she left school to go to the Philippines - and then she decided to go back to school in her 40s, which surprised me. She went to UC Berkeley, and I think she was one of two...Chili Davis
There are certain things I can't do, certain pitches I can't hit. You stay away from them. You try to wait for pitches you can hit. The bat speed isn't what it used to be. You make up for it by using your head, working counts, getting ahead in counts...Chili Davis
I think hitting is more a mentality than a philosophy. A philosophy is somebody telling you the way they think it should be. Well, different people believe in different things. My thing is this: Be ready to hit.Chili Davis