Phanatic can't stand Tatis' popularity in Philly

Try to shoo away autograph seekers? Good luck!

July 2nd, 2021

The Phillie Phanatic doesn't like to share the spotlight.

Case-in-point: Prior to Friday night's game between the Phillies and Padres at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies' mascot tried to do something that's virtually impossible -- convince baseball fans not to try and get 's autograph in a futile attempt to avoid losing the limelight for a few seconds.

Yeah, good luck with that one, Phanatic.

As you might imagine, it didn't go so well. It appears the Phanatic even resorted to shaming the hometown fans for seeking an autograph from a visiting player, tugging at the front of his Phillies jersey in a last-ditch effort that, predictably, failed.

This is Tatis, Phanatic, one of the most electric young players in the game. Don't fight the inevitable.