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For better or for worse, the Phanatic helped introduce Gritty to Philadelphia sports fans

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On Saturday, Phillies fans got to watch their team beat the Braves, 3-0, but there was so much more to behold than a mere baseball game. Why was that?

With an assist from the Phanatic, the folks at Citizens Bank Park got an exclusive opportunity to meet the brand-new Philadelphia Flyers mascot who is sweeping the nation: Gritty.

In a scene reminiscent of the "Dancing in the Dark" video featuring Bruce Springsteen and Courteney Cox, the Phanatic invited Gritty to dance with him in front of the crowd -- with a few pointers:

It didn't take long for Gritty to get the hang of it and exult in the moment:

Did you catch that?

That's the look of a soul who's truly made it. We think.