Just another reason why the Phillie Phanatic is rated the best mascot by Forbes! Check out this video from the Citizens Bank Phanatic birthday on Sunday, April 17, 2011.
Galapagos Islands pop sensation, Lady Pha Pha, is back and better than ever! On Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park, seven beefy guards carried a gigantic egg onto the field after the 5th inning. After a dramatic pause, Lady Pha Pha broke out of the fractured shell and performed her mega-hit single "Born This Way" in front of a raucous home town crowd. Rock on, Lady Pha Pha!
On Thursday, April 15, the Phillies players and coaches received their 2009 National Championship rings. Smiles were plenty as the players all checked out each others rings on the field before the game. But hey, wait a minute, what about a ring for the Phanatic? As it turns out, the Phillies had a special surprise waiting for him in the 7th inning. To the shock of the Phanatic, the most decorated American Winter athlete of all time - eight-time medalist, Apolo Anton Ohno jumped up onto the dugout and presented the shiny, oversized ring to the furry, oversized mascot. The Phanatic, the owner of five championship rings himself, told Apolo later that he plans on catching up with him soon in the hardware department!