The Phillie Phanatic is nothing if not persistent.
When he has his big bug eyes set on something, he goes to great length to make it happen.
So it was with great joy we got to see his wooing of Los Angeles Dodgers' reporter Alanna Rizzo paid off on Thursday -- at least in the short term.
Prior to today's matinee with the Dodgers, the Phillies broadcast showed the Phanatic setting up a lovely, romantic setting on the field at Citizens Bank Park for a date with Alanna.
"He knows exactly how to get to a ladies' heart," Phillies play-by-play man Tom McCarthy said.
But then the Phanatic had to go screw it up like the goof that he is and spilled his beverage all over his date.
We're hoping that Phyllis does not see this clip, for everyone's sake. But part of us thinks it may have all been a ploy to punk the opposing team's media member. Maybe the Phanatic is smarter than we all think and had that up his sleeve all along.
"Do they have to put him in a cage when they take a flight," John Kruk wondered aloud.
Ruben Amaro Jr. gets a pretty bad rap in Philadelphia despite helping the Phillies during one of their greatest runs in franchise history.
RAJ made the odd transition after being let go as GM of the Phillies to a role as a base coach for the Boston Red Sox.
Well, Ruben returned to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night and the reaction was expectedly mixed.
One guy who most certainly showed love, however, was the Phillie Phanatic. And what better way to do that than to give Amaro a stuffed animal of himself.
Ruben apparently gave the toy to a fan in the front row. He's known to give away quality assets for little to no return.
It’s not even close.
Last night, video circulated of the New York Mets mascot giving the middle finger to a fan. You know who wouldn’t do that? The Phillie Phanatic.
The Phanatic is the best mascot in baseball.
Sports Illustrated agrees.
He tops the charts in this Bleacher Report ranking.
Guess who FOX Sports has at No. 1?
He’s the best mascot ever.
He went to jury duty to make the day better for these Philadelphians.
He befriended an Ewok on Star Wars Night.
He welcomes back former Phillies greats with a hug.
He handles babies with great care.
He looks great in a swimsuit.
He has great manners.
Late night hosts attempt to recreate him.
Other late night shows are obsessed with him.
He got into the Pokemon Go craze.
…and he took all these great photos with his fans.
With the video of Mr. Met, today felt like a good day to talk about the best mascot in baseball. The Phillie Phanatic.