Here's umpire Laz Diaz doing the salsa with the Phillie Phanatic
Watch umpire Laz Diaz dance with the Phillie Phanatic
First question: Why is the Phanatic dressed like a traditional Spanish dancer? Second question: Does it really matter? All that we need to know is that between innings of Wednesday night's Astros-Phillies game, the Phanatic gave umpire Laz Diaz a little space on his dance card. Even Jimmy Rollins got involved:
The Phanatic summarily thanked Diaz for the dance by trying to eat his face:
As is common in ballroom dance culture, right? Does that not happen on Dancing with the Stars?