Mo’Ne Davis: Just your average 13-year old female pitcher with knee-buckling movement on her pitches and a 70-mph heater. Also, she’s got the Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia in the Little League World Series.
Here’s a very nice piece from NBC Philadelphia on Davis and how her dazzling stuff has the city paying attention to Little League baseball. No team from Philadelphia has ever advanced to the Little League World Series, so Davis is part of history. She’s the first American girl to play in Williamsport since 2004. But that was before Facebook and Twitter and social media were a thing.
Expect Davis to be the biggest story in sports this week … well, maybe not bigger than Johnny Manziel starting against the Redskins. I expect LeBron to get on board by Wednesday, at the latest. The Little League World Series begins Thursday.
Also, the Davis story reminds me of that classic 90210 episode where Dylan brought in a girl to play for Nat’s hapless Peach Pit bunch, and she was virtually unhittable against the rich kids from Beverly Hills. If for some reason you haven’t seen the episode, or can’t recall it (it’s from 1991, but I’ve seen the re-run dozens of times), you can try to watch it here.
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