The new baseball team in Olney, Maryland wasn’t happy with a local parody news site claiming that the team’s fictional fan website, “OlneyFans,” was recently enjoying a spike in traffic, the Washington Post reports.
The Takoma Torch, which bills itself as “Takoma Park’s ONLY humor source,” ran a story last week headlined, “‘OlneyFans’ Website for MoCo’s New Baseball Team Crashes Due to Unusually High Traffic,” mocking the announcement from the fan contribution site OnlyFans blocking sexually explicit material.
The baseball team’s lawyer sent a “cease and desist” letter threatening the Torch for the parody and demanding the story be taken down, to which the satirists offered to sell them the “OlneyFans” logo the site developed as a graphic for the story. The price? “Olney” $5,000.