SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The star pitcher of the Little League World Series, Taney's Mo'ne Davis, is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.
Some of her teammates on the Dragons were not aware of it.
"That's ridiculous," outfielder Tai Shanahan said Tuesday. "Am I going to be on the cover? Like in the background?"
The magazine announced Davis as this week's cover girl earlier Tuesday. The 13-year-old from South Philadelphia will pitch on Wednesday night when the Center City-based team plays Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas in a third-round game. A victory would put Taney in the U.S. title game.