Phillie Phanatic’s Philadelphia “Phacts”

July 22, 2019

The famed furry green mascot for the Philadelphia Phillies shares his insights on the city.

Photo courtesy of the PHLCVB.

Q. If you could have dinner with any Philadelphian, past or present, who would it be and what would you talk about?

A. Max Patkin. He’s known as “the clown prince of baseball,” and we would talk about all of his travels throughout the minor leagues. I’d ask him about his life in baseball and making fans laugh—he was really good at that.

Q. What are some of your favorite date spots to recommend to couples caught on the Kiss Cam?

A. I love the Philadelphia Zoo because sometimes I run into old animal friends from back home in the Galapagos Islands.

Q. If you play a character in any movie that’s been filmed in Philadelphia, who would you play and why?

A. I would play the gorilla on the train in the movie Trading Places.

Q. In your opinion, where’s the best view of Philadelphia?

A. The last row in section 420 at Citizens Bank Park. Not only is it a beautiful view of the city but also of the green grass on the field.

Q. Cheesesteaks or hoagies?

A. Both. I eat a lot.

Q. Wit or Witout?

A. Wit

Q. What’s your favorite thing to eat at Citizens Bank Park?

A. Well, I’m never on a diet so I choose to eat everything.

Q. Where do you go after the game to celebrate a Phillies’ win?

A. Harry the K’s at Citizens Bank Park.

Q. If another mascot came here from out of town, what places would you recommend visiting?

A . All mascots are out of shape so I’d make them run the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I’d also suggest the Please Touch Museum because it’s for kids and mascots of all ages!


The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) is the official tourism promotion agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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