Phillie Phanatic

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 looks on before action between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park, May 18, 2019.
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Shara Dae Howard
February 23, 2020 - 6:20 pm
The Philadelphia Phillies' mascot, the Phanatic, has a new look, amid a legal fight with the long-running mascot's original designers. 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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The Phillie Phanatic, dressed as Rocky Balboa, at the starting line for the Rocky Run.
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Mike Dougherty
November 09, 2019 - 10:21 am
It wasn't quite a Balboa-style trudge through the Soviet Union snow, but thousands braved the cold for Saturday morning's Rocky Run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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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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Citizens Bank Park on a quiet Opening Day morning
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Tim Jimenez
March 28, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The anticipation, the hype — it all leads to Opening Day for the 2019 Phillies season. Citizens Bank Park, of course, is pretty empty on a Thursday morning, but the atmosphere is anything but muted. Crews have been cleaning up all around Citizens Bank Park, power-...
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Phillies Sleepover
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Andrew Kramer
November 17, 2018 - 10:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Children who are currently being treated at hospitals throughout the Delaware Valley got to spend the night at Citizens Bank Park to start the weekend during a special sleepover in the Phillies clubhouse. "It's cool," said 10-year-old Noah Xavier. "I just got close...
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Mascots
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Hadas Kuznits
November 09, 2018 - 4:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are many new mascots in Philadelphia, from Gritty to Squiggles, to now Wingston. But why are they all either male-oriented or gender neutral? Why are so few mascots female? When you think of Philadelphia mascots you probably don't first think about the...
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Members of the Phillies taking part in Puppapalooza at Morgan's Pier
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Andrew Kramer
August 30, 2018 - 9:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dog lovers packed Morgan's Pier Thursday night for a fundraising event that was a big hit with baseball fans, too. Dogs, booze and baseball joined forces at this benefit hosted by Julie Klim and the Pennsylvania SPCA . "Puppapalooza is really wonderful fundraising...
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