The Phillie Phanatic is the weirdest mascot in sports. Well, until his hockey cousin Gritty came along. In fact, the Phanatic was recently voted the most obnoxious mascot in the MLB. And it’s well deserved.
As the Phillies faced the Yankees on Saturday, the Phanatic added to his reputation. Naturally, the two teams are not big fans of one another and that was made abundantly clear during the first of two games at Citizens Bank Park this weekend. After the fifth inning, the Phillie Phanatic walked onto the field wearing a tuxedo, strutting jauntily. The Phanatic’s intentionally striking resemblance to Frank Sinatra came full circle as ‘New York, New York’ payed over the speakers.
The song is notorious for the Yankees.
After riling up the home crowd, the Phanatic danced over to a Yankees helmet and destroyed it. The helmet stood no chance.
Phillie Phanatic dressed up as Frank Sinatra and smashed a Yankees helmet with ‘New York, New York’ playing 👀
Giancarlo Stanton wanted none of it 😅pic.twitter.com/jodSOPeyZ4
— BroBible (@BroBible) June 12, 2021
As the Phanatic went about its antics, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton was not impressed. The Phillies went on to win 8-7.