I talk a lot about Orbit, TC Bear, Mr. Met, the Oriole Bird, and D. Baxter Bobcat around here, but to be honest I think the Phillie Phanatic is the best mascot in all of professional sports. Mostly because I believe that the Phanatic is my patronus. Don’t believe me?
Look what the Phanatic did. He loves little kids and has fun with them. He’s a peculiar dancer. I am all of those things.
How cute is this?
I, too, would steal a bunch of soft pretzels for my own personal consumption.
Also, there’s this. The Phanatic is friendly to almost everyone, but he wouldn’t give a high five to a Giants fan. This is me, too.
Someone else feels the same way I do about this furry green creature.
One of these days, I will get myself a stuffed Phanatic to add to my collection. In the meantime, I will continue to love this weird thing from the City of Brotherly Love.