What it means to be a professional

I do see the humor in the fact that I am using that title for this post as I mention that I will be catching the bus to Burlington in a bit and don't have time to update everything as normal.

But, there you have it.

Brewers pitcher Doug Davis helps himself, Timber Rattlers with solid rehab outing in victory over Quad Cities
If the guys who want to take his job someday learned one thing from Doug Davis on Wednesday, it was what it means to be a professional.

"Results always mean something to me," said Davis, making his final rehab start for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium before rejoining the Milwaukee Brewers and an expected return to the starting rotation next week against San Francisco.

"Whether it's A ball, Rookie ball, Triple-A, it doesn't matter," said Davis, 35, who was making his third rehab start after two earlier ones in Triple-A Nashville. "The fact that you're going out there competing and giving your team a chance to win, that's what your job is. Whether it's in the big leagues or the minor leagues, it doesn't matter.

"These guys behind you are playing 100 percent. You don't want to go out there and say I don't care if I give up seven (runs); I just want to get my work in. These guys care. They want to be in the playoffs. They want to be a good team for I know how long the season is when you're on a losing team. It's terribly long. It's no fun that way."

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