This is how you punish the guy who finishes last in your fantasy league.
It’s funny. It’s humiliating. It lasts exactly one year.
According to Deadspin, the fellow below, Hank Ster, posed for photographs and was superimposed onto famous near-nude scenes, including some from sports history, after finishing at the bottom of his fantasy league. The pictures were used to compile a calendar.
Last week, we introduced you to Taney Dragons starting pitcher Mo’Ne Davis, who tossed a complete game shutout to punch her team’s ticket to the Little League World Series. She allowed just three hits in the 8-0 win.
Since then, the 13-year-old’s profile has gone up. Way up.
Davis followed up by outdoing herself on the big stage. On Friday, she became the first female pitcher in LLWS history to toss a complete game shutout. Armed with a 70-mph fastball, she gave up just two hits, threw eight strikeouts and issued zero walks as she led her Philadelphia-based squad to a 4-0 victory.
After the game, Davis described her pitching to ESPN: “I throw my curve ball like Clayton Kershaw and my fastball like Mo’Ne Davis.”
She also challenged Kershaw, who is her pitching idol, to a head-t0-head contest. The Los Angeles Dodgers ace accepted.
He’s hardly the first major leaguer to notice Davis. Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout gave her a shoutout on Twitter and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz also offered praise.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. What’s clear right now is that Davis has become an icon for teenage ball players (girls and boys), a status that was solidified Tuesday when Sports Illustrated announced she would grace the cover of its next issue.
The best part about baseball’s fascination with Davis is that it has to do with her powerful arm and smooth delivery. The fact she’s female is secondary.
Her team put together a late rally to win Sunday night. She’s likely to get the start Wednesday.