Last night, the Phillies selected California HS outfielder Mickey Moniak with the first overall pick. Looking at his Twitter account, I don’t think he’s going to pull a J.D. Drew:
And while being picked number one overall is obviously a huge honor, there’s an even bigger personal win for Moniak here– his friend has to get his autograph tattooed on his ass:
Moniak, a high school outfielder from California, was selected first overall by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Long before the draft, he bet La Costa Canyon High School teammate Ethan Abrams that he’d go in the top 10.
At stake: Moniak’s signature tattooed on Abrams’ rear end.
Just a few minutes after Commissioner Rob Manfred announced at MLB Network studios that the Phillies were on the clock, Moniak didn’t have to wait long for his friend’s fresh-ink fate to be sealed.
“That is very true,” a smiling Moniak said in an interview on MLB Network. “I’m holding him to that, too.”
Abrams, a freshman pitcher at Columbia this season, can return the favor by getting picked in the first 20 rounds someday, Moniak said.
First 20 rounds? Literally no respect for his friend.
But here’s where Abrams went wrong: You don’t get the tattoo on your ass. First of all, that screams I lost a bet, and it’s never good to have to do some explaining when you take your clothes off. Get that shit on your arm, or your chest. That way when you’re out and someone’s like, “Oh, what’s your tattoo of?” you can respond “Oh this? It’s nothing. My BEST FRIEND was the first overall pick in the MLB draft and I made this bet to encourage him to be the best player he could be. I like to think I helped him make his dreams come true.” THAT’S A KILLER PICK-UP. And it’s a lot better than, “My friend, Mickey, owns my ass.”