I almost went down to the second annual Phillies holiday sale for the sole reason I wanted to see my buddy Sid dressed up as Santa next to the Phanta Claus. It never happened. But you can see more pictures of little kiddies with Phanta Claus in the Phillies.com photo gallery.
Phillies fans get early Christmas treat and it's not Freddie Garcia:
"The Phanatic always loves this," said Tom Burgoyne, the Phanatic's
best friend. "Other than Opening Day and the season, I can say that
this is the Phanatic's favorite time of year. For a day, he's Phanta
Claus. Some kids even think he's Santa Claus, telling the Phanatic what
they want for Christmas. Mostly though, the kids want to high-five the
Phanatic and take their picture with him."
All I really wanted was a high five. Damn.