Khris Davis agreed to a two-year, $33.5 million extension with the A's on Thursday, an experience very few of us can relate to.
However, Davis is a very relatable guy, at least when it comes to his desire -- or lack thereof -- to discuss his work outside of it.
It turns out that Davis isn't the least bit alone among MLB players when it comes to disguising their true profession. As ESPN's Eddie Matz wrote Thursday, pro baseball players tend to get creative when coming up with fake careers to tell inquiring fans, hotel concierges, and anyone else who might ask what they do for a living at an inopportune time.
Construction worker. Financial advisor. Blimp folder?
Like I said, creative.
Davis keeps his faux career a little more realistic, and one that he can speak on if need be.
"I tell them I work at Foot Locker," Davis informed. "I wouldn't pick a profession that I don't know anything about. I know a little something about shoes. Usually if I use that story, I'm on vacation or somewhere I don't want to be known. Nobody really cares about a shoe salesman, so the conversation doesn't last long."
Considering the lucrative extension Davis signed, he should be able to afford plenty more vacations.
And more shoes.