The Phillie Phanatic strikes again.
Known as baseball’s best mascot — and one of the best in all of sports, really — the Phanatic added another great troll over the weekend during Philadelphia’s interleague series matchup vs. the Yankees.
The Phanatic would come out between innings, suited and booted in a tux with tails — Frank Sinatra-esque — to the theme of “New York, New York.” The Phanatic would use a musical cue to shatter a Yankee helmet, much to the delight of the Citizens Bank Park crowd.
Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton didn’t seem too pleased with the ordeal before the Phanatic sped off on his ATV. (Stanton, by the way, is not someone you would probably want to tick off.)
The Phillies would take a commanding 7-3 lead over the Yankees late in the game, while the Phanatic’s antics seemingly sparked something in New York: The Bombers would tie the game in the ninth inning, but eventually lose in extras, 8-7.
The Phightin’ Phills didn’t just storm back in the game, but back to .500 with a record of 31-31. They entered Sunday’s matchup vs. the Yankees winners of five of their last six games.
The Phillies handed the Yankees a loss, and the Phanatic remains undefeated.