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Philly Phanatic Bio

Nov 30, 2011

Besides a foot-long hotdog and a goal by the home team, the mascot is probably the next best thing at a sporting event. Who’s the greatest mascot ever? Obviously the Philly Phanatic.

Phanatic Bio

  • Job: Mascot for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 300 pounds (mostly fat)
  • Waist: 90 inches
  • Eyes: White eyeballs, black pupils, purple eyelashes and blue eyebrows
  • Skin: Bright green fur
  • Physical Attributes: Overweight, clumsy feet, extra long beak, extra long curled-up tongue, gawking neck and "slight" case of body odor
  • Birthplace: Galapagos Islands
  • Mom: Phoebe
  • Best Friend: Phyllis
  • Favorite Food: cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, hoagies, scrapple and tastykakes
  • Favorite Movie: Rocky
  • Favorite Song: "Motown Philly" (and "Take Me Out To The Ballgame", of course!)
  • Greatest Moment: The parade down Broad Street after the Phillies won the 1980 and the 2008 World Series
  • Hobbies: Eating, reading, sleeping, and cheering on the Phillies!

Mascot Mischief

ATV is the Phanatic's CarCourtesy of the MLB

The Phanatic rides around on an ATV. During games, the Phanatic wanders the stadium, greeting guests. But don’t let the Phanatic catch you cheering for the opposition. He has been known to play pranks and embarrass rivals. Here are some other classic routines that the Phanatic does every game:

  • Taunting the visiting team by dancing in front of their dugout, mocking the actions of their players, and smashing or stomping on an object, such as a batting helmet, representing the team.
  • Standing on the roof of the Phillies' dugout during the bottom of the seventh inning for "The Phanatic Dance," which is consistently sponsored by Cabrini College, he leads the crowd in attempts to "hex" the opposing pitcher.
  • Warming up in the bullpen.
  • Shooting hot dogs into the stands using a pneumatic gun attached to his ATV.
  • Visiting the various broadcast booths and committing various pranks such as pouring popcorn on the broadcasters, or serving them Philly cheesesteaks.

Phanatic Foes

Phanatic DanceCourtesy of the MLB

The Phanatic has gotten into a lot of trouble over the years, but none as bad as the time where he was attacked by the LA Dodgers’ manager Tommy Lasorda. Here’s a bunch of other clips where you can see how the Phanatic is truly the greatest mascot ever!



Have Your Say!

Who do you think is the best mascot? Make sure to comment  below to let us know!

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What's the Best Part of Being a Mascot?

  • Going to every game for free.
  • Wearing that cool costume.
  • You get to trash talk the other team.

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yes trying out for it
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
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"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
reply about 18 hours
"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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