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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Phillies will unveil a new-look Phanatic on Sunday

CLEARWATER, Fla. — You might have heard that slugger Rhys Hoskins made some changes to his batting stance and swing over the winter.

Hoskins isn’t the only prominent Phillie who made some adjustments in the off-season.

Word around Phillies spring training camp is that the Phanatic has made a few alterations himself. Fans will get a peek at the Big Green Guy’s new look Sunday when the Phillies host the Pittsburgh Pirates at Spectrum Field. Aaron Nola will be the Phillies’ starting pitcher, Hoskins will be in the lineup, and, yes, the game will be televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Don’t fret, Phanatic fans.

A story about how the desire for cash is about to lead to changes to a beloved mascot.

QLE Posted: February 22, 2020 at 01:55 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dollah dollah bills, y'all, lawsuits, makeovers, mascots, philly phanatic

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   1. puck Posted: February 22, 2020 at 10:43 AM (#5925993)
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 22, 2020 at 11:42 AM (#5925998)
Sub-headline: Philly fans unveil new batteries to throw at new-look Phanatic
   3. Tin Angel Posted: February 22, 2020 at 12:49 PM (#5926008)
Thanks Manfred. I'm beginning to barely recognize this sport.
   4. send the 57i66135 over with flamethrowers Posted: February 22, 2020 at 01:19 PM (#5926012)
in related news:

bad dragon just announced a new line of galapagos themed :eggplant:.
   5. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: February 22, 2020 at 02:41 PM (#5926024)
Needs more Gritty.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: February 22, 2020 at 03:42 PM (#5926026)
A complete list of Phillies more prominent than the Phanatic:

Mike Schmidt
   7. stevegamer Posted: February 22, 2020 at 09:05 PM (#5926042)
A complete list of Phillies more prominent than the Phanatic:

Mike Schmidt

I think you may have forgotten Richie Ashburn, otherwise I'd agree. And the Phanatic is far more loved than Schmidt was.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: February 23, 2020 at 02:25 AM (#5926052)
Meh, 64 WAR ... the Phanatic must be up to 1,000,000 LAR.

But fine, living Phillie ... and jeepers, Ashburn passed away over 22 years ago.
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 23, 2020 at 04:28 AM (#5926055)
   10. puck Posted: February 23, 2020 at 02:20 PM (#5926095)
^ heh, I clicked on that figuring it was an albright and it was so much worse.

The new look involves minor changes.

How is this supposed to help with a copyright issue?

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