Say it with us: Ewwww!
News: Leon Washington's Topps Bowman rookie card was released recently and came out looking like he was throwing up his middle finger.
Just as one must be careful when using a hand gesture to give a shout-out to one's homies, one must also choose verbs carefully when writing. "Sticking up" or "extending" would have worked better here.
The card featuring the inadvertent digitus impudicus is apparently fetching good prices on eBay. Here it is, in case you don't have an extra $100 lying around.
Meanwhile, we are working on a fierce hand gesture as a shout-out for our grammar homies. We'll let you know when we've perfected it.