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Oakland A’s Slugger Chooses Mexico Over USA In World Baseball Classic

Oakland A’s slugger Khris Davis has announced he will represent Mexico at next year’s World Baseball Classic.

The 28-year-old, who began his MLB career with the Milwaukee Brewers, is known for his impressive power.

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Last year, Davis hit 40 home runs for the A’s.


He’s only the fifth player in A’s history to hit 40 dingers in a season.

So, why Mexico? Davis’ mother is Mexican. She was born in Sinaloa and moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was only 4 years old.


Davis told MLB.com’s Jane Lee that he attributes his success to the tireless work of his mother. Although Davis’ father, Rodney, is a former MLB player — he’s worked as a scout for several years — Davis says his father traveled often, which meant his Davis’ mother, Sonia Alarcon, had to pick up the slack. She worked two jobs and even helped her son practice hitting in the family’s backyard.

“I would pitch to him whenever he needed. Even on a tired day, I would go out there and pitch beans and balls to him. I would just have to remind him not to hit me. He told me I would be OK, and I always was,” said Alarcon to MLB.com. Beans? Yes, beans. Alarcon says she sometimes helped her son focus on hitting by tossing frijoles, not baseballs, at her son’s strike zone.

Davis told the San Francisco Chronicle that his move was also motivated by his grandparents: “For them to see me represent their country I think would be a dream come true.”

Davis joins major leaguers Adrian Gonzalez, Roberto Osuna and Sergio Romo on team Mexico, who are trying to reach the World Baseball Classic medal round for the first time in team history.


READ: Meet The 21-Year-Old Pitcher From Mexico Who Is Already Becoming A Baseball Star

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13 Hilarious Photos That Show The Christmas Budget Struggle Is Too Real

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13 Hilarious Photos That Show The Christmas Budget Struggle Is Too Real

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Let’s face it: Christmas can be a stressful time, especially when you’re trying to get gifts for all of your loved ones. Things can get very expensive. Luckily, there are ways around breaking the bank just to feel a little festive. Just be like these people and you are guaranteed to have a festive and budget-friendly Christmas.

Don’t fret with buying new decorations. You can always upcycle your Halloween décor and make it Christmas af.


Just add red, green, and gold fabric and BAM! You’ve got yourself a Grim Reaper Claus.

Birthday decorations work too… because Jesus.


Pretty sure that dude would appreciate a birthday shoutout on… his birthday.

Make your Christmas party outfit super festive with some accessories made out of gift wrap.

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We all know that mami y papi are going to drag you from party to party so why not liven the parties up a little bit?

Literally any green plant (real or fake) can make great mistletoe.


Tbh, no one really knows what mistletoe even looks like so this is an easy hack.

Those pinecones that destroy your bare feet while playing in the yard make great decoration.

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And in the spring you can cover them in peanut butter and roll them in bird seed to make eco-friendly bird feeders.

Even the most important part of Christmas, the Nativity scene, can be masterfully executed on a budget.


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No ornaments? No problem.


Just ask José to borrow the CDs he isn’t using and you are all set.

You can even convince your little primos to make some ornaments if you want that DIY feel.


Me: Mira. Si tu quieres los regalos de Santa, you need to put in a little work.

Fun fact 34,896,151: liquor bottles make great tree toppers.

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Finally, your tío’s ever-growing collection of tequila bottles will be put to good use.

Minimalism is all the rage this Christmas season.


Plus, you won’t have mami yelling at you to clean the pine needles before the family arrives. #BONUS

Santa really doesn’t care what kind of cookies you give him on Christmas.


Hell, Santa might even accept all those leftover tamales that will no doubt be eaten the rest of the holiday.

Fresh out of cash after buying gifts? Any paper is wrapping paper if you want it to be.


You can even use some newspaper if they like to read.

And if you can’t be bothered to buy gifts, just make some coupons.


These are guaranteed to make that special person in your life cry with joy.


READ: 11 Examples that Prove Christmas is Just Like a Beauty Pageant

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