As many longtime readers know, I am not a fan of the Phillies but I love the Phillie Phanatic more than most members of my family. Some combination of Jim Henson, a love of animals on ATVs and a longing for those innocent days of VHS blooper tapes has made me interested in whatever the Phanatic does, to the point that if you read “the Phillie Phanatic went to the Galapagos Islands” and don’t care we probably can’t be friends.
I’ll let the plot synopsis of Tom Burgoyne’s ‘The Phillie Phanatic’s Galapagos Islands Adventure’ fill you in on what I assume are the details:
At a Phillies game one night, the Phillie Phanatic notices that he looks a lot different than everyone else. His Mom, Phoebe, explains that before he lived in Philadelphia, the Phanatic lived on the Galapagos Islands. To show the Phanatic that being different is part of the beauty of life, Phoebe sends her son back to the tropical island chain where he was born.
Join the Phillie Phanatic on his long journey back to the Galapagos Islands, where he meets creatures of all shapes and sizes.
The photos you’re about to love are courtesy of MLB.com. Amy Cadge should get a Pulitzer for the one of the Phanatic with a baby sea lion.
[h/t Mike Westfall]
Seriously, this is the “Afghan Girl” of mascot photos.
If you don’t love this picture, something’s wrong with you.
New professional goal: hang out with a baseball mascot in a tropical wilderness.