The Philadelphia Phillies will pay tribute to Taney High School’s efforts in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night against the Nationals.
The story of the Taney Dragons has been one which has provided a nice distraction from a disastrously mundane Phillies season, with many fans and players of the Phillies and other clubs paying tribute to the remarkable efforts of Mo’ne Davis.
Davis has pitched remarkably well, as the 18th girl to play in the LLWS and it’s 68 year history, including a complete game shutout that earned recognition from the likes of Michelle Obama and even Lil Wayne, seen in tweets below.
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) August 16, 2014
YMCMB-Young Mo'Ne Cash Mo'Ne Baseball!!!
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) August 20, 2014
The run for the Dragons may have come to an end after elimination, but their efforts have been appreciated and Taney-Mania, as well as Mo’ne-Mania, will live on despite the seemingly quashed hype.
The Phillies will honor the achievements of the team with a pre-game ceremony for Wednesday’s game which will be sure to draw a slightly bumped up crowd, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to Taney.
Fans will also receive a free t-shirt to further illustrate the support of the Phillies.
— Phillies (@Phillies) August 27, 2014
According to phillies.com,
“The entire Dragons roster will be the focus of a ballpark-wide celebration, with their families and coaches in attendance.”
The whole ceremony is about appreciation and recognition, something which the entire team deserves, and it is sure to be an occasion of joy which Davis and co. have completely earned.
Ceremonial activities with begin at 18:30ET, with first pitch 35 minutes after that.
It would sure be nice for Kyle Kendrick and the rest of the Phillies to possibly sweep the Nationals on Wednesday, as an ode to the efforts of a team who captured the imaginations of the whole nation with such an outstanding run.