Enjoy 13 of the Phillie Phanatic's goofiest moments from the 2013 season
Although he hails from the Galapagos Islands, the Phillie Phanatic is as important to baseball in Philadelphia as Chase Utley, Citizens Bank Park and crab fries.
2013 was filled with classic Phanatic moments -- let's look back at a few of the funniest:
Who could forget the time he caught a first pitch tossed by a delicious chocolate bar?
And then proceeded to eat it:
When Lou Ferrigno came to town, no one was more excited than the Phanatic:
He let the Padres broadcast team know who's boss:
Outfielder Jeff Francoeur tried to make him a Royals fan:
But it didn't work:
It wasn't all fun and games for the Phanatic -- one time, his trusty ATV failed him:
And some mean division rivals had a bit of fun at his expense:
Even the 2012 World Series Champs messed with him:
But, as always, he sassed them right back:
Though there are many imitators, there's only one Phanatic:
And he knows you can't wait for baseball to be back:
And, frankly, neither can he: