Tonight's Best New Thing in the World is the cure to all that ails me. So looking forward to this…
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) August 13, 2014
And what is that “Best New Things in the World?” Why, Taney Dragons star Mo’Ne Davis, of course.
And yeah, Maddow’s a liberal, but Mo’Ne apparently transcends politics: The conservative National Review posted a video Monday of Davis striking out an opposing player, proclaiming it “great stuff.”
That said, maybe we should step back and remember this is a 13-year-old. All the attention is putting a lot of pressure on her shoulders. Jenice Armstrong at the Daily News reports on the comments of Davis’s mom: “She’s crossed over to a completely different level now, and I believe it’s kind of getting to Mo’Ne right now. I believe she’s really getting tired of it. They keep calling her phone back to back.”
OK, everybody, the attention has been cool, but let’s give the girl a break! We’ll see you Friday afternoon for the Taney Dragons’ televised game against Tennessee.