Phillie Phanatic Painted Red

Phillie Phanatic Painted Red

I commented in passing about the Phillies new marketing campaign of "Red Means Go" a few weeks ago.  The latest attempt to get some attention around the club before their season opener on Monday was to dump the Phanatic in a giant can of red paint while at the Philadelphia Zoo on Monday.  When he came out, the Phanatic was no longer his patented green but rather a hue usually reserved for Brett Myers after a bad call.

That's fine, whatever, we all know the Phillies marketing campaigns are historically horrific.  Where I draw the line though is when they try to convince poor young children that the Phanatic is a bird.

If the Phanatic were to reside at the zoo, where would that be?

"The Phanatic has feathers on his tail, so we've always assumed the
Phanatic is a bird, which means the Phanatic would probably live in the
bird cage," Hammell said.

The Phillie Phanatic is not a goddamn bird.  Misleading the young children of Philadelphia is a travesty.

-Phanatic Turns 'Red' at Philly Zoo [Phillies.com]
-Phillie Phanatic [Wikipedia]

 

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Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?

Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.

Enter Mike Trout.

The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.

First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?

And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.

We can dream, right?