Gritty watches the game against the Ottawa Senators in the third period at Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers won 4-3.
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Ed Benkin
May 17, 2020 - 5:21 pm
With the NHL shut down, the Flyers' furry orange mascot has been doing his part during the pandemic. Read more here.
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The Phillie Phanatic takes to the field on 2019 opening day at Citizens Bank Park.
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Mike DeNardo
February 24, 2020 - 1:34 pm
While lawyers argue over who owns the copyright to the Phillie Phanatic, the furry mascot unveiled a new look yesterday at spring training. KYW's Mike DeNardo spoke with the guy inside the green costume about the reception from Phillies fans. Read more here.
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 The Phillie Phanatic entertains some fans in the seventh inning during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on April 16, 2016.
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Hadas Kuznits
February 22, 2020 - 3:33 pm
The Phillie Phanatic is getting a new look, expected to be unveiled at Sunday's spring training game in Clearwater. Read more here.
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Aug 28, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Phillies Phanatic entertains fans from the top of the Philadelphia Phillies dugout during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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KYW In Depth
February 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Phillie Phanatic has held down the job of Phillies mascot for more than 40 years. But now, a feud between the design firm behind the mascot and the Phillies organization means that the future of the Phanatic in South Philadelphia is a little less clear. Read more here.
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Tim Jimenez
January 23, 2020 - 8:10 am
Philadelphia police are investigating claims that the person wearing the Flyers’ mascot costume physically assaulted a 13-year-old boy. Read more here.
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CCP President Dr. Donald "Guy" Generals and the college's new mascot, Roary.
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Mike DeNardo
September 17, 2019 - 5:21 pm
A year and a half after retiring a mascot that many students found offensive, Community College of Philadelphia has unveiled its new mascot.
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Phillie Phanatic
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Mike DeNardo
August 02, 2019 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — So, who actually owns the Phillie Phanatic? The Phils went to court Friday to keep their lucrative copyright to the furry green mascot. A 1984 agreement with mascot co-designer Harrison/Erickson, Inc. says the Phillies own the copyright to the Phillie Phanatic "...
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Community College of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
July 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Community College of Philadelphia is putting the finishing touches on its new Lion mascot that has taken a year to design. Last year, CCP ditched its previous mascot, Colonial Phil, over concerns he represented a time of slave owners and oppression. The school then...
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Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty
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Rachel Kurland
November 21, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The TIME Person of the year is a coveted title, dating all the way back to 1927. Former presidents, world leaders, changemakers and groups for social justice have graced its covers through the years, relaying a representative message of each era. So it makes complete...
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