The Phillie Phanatic strikes once more.
Often called baseball’s greatest mascot — and probably the greatest in all of sports activities, actually — the Phanatic added one other nice troll over the weekend throughout Philadelphia’s interleague collection matchup vs. the Yankees.
The Phanatic would come out between innings, suited and booted in a tux with tails — Frank Sinatra-esque — to the theme of “New York, New York.” The Phanatic would use a musical cue to shatter a Yankee helmet, a lot to the delight of the Residents Financial institution Park crowd.
Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton did not appear too happy with the ordeal earlier than the Phanatic sped off on his ATV. (Stanton, by the best way, is just not somebody you’ll in all probability wish to tick off.)
The Phillies would take a commanding 7-3 lead over the Yankees late within the recreation, whereas the Phanatic’s antics seemingly sparked one thing in New York: The Bombers would tie the sport within the ninth inning, however ultimately lose in extras, 8-7.
The Phightin’ Phills did not simply storm again within the recreation, however again to .500 with a file of 31-31. They entered Sunday’s matchup vs. the Yankees winners of 5 of their final six video games.
The Phillies handed the Yankees a loss, and the Phanatic stays undefeated.