April 11, 2005 | Ben Reiter
PHILLIE PHANATIC, Phillies Hoping to swing some fans over before they got hooked on the Nationals, Mr. Phanatic went to Washington last month. He carried a briefcase and wore a necktie as he shook hands, kissed...
December 27, 2004 | Steve Rushin
... and O.J. and A.I. and everyone else who did things more absurd or outrageous in 2004 than I could possibly imagine
March 23, 1998 | Ron Fimrite
In the Ballpark: The Working Lives of Baseball Peopleby George Gmelch and J.J. WeinerSmithsonian Institution Press, $21.95
July 07, 1997 | Rick Reilly
A duck could be somebody's mother—or a team mascot with sensitive feelings
August 12, 1996 | Edited by Jack McCallum And Richard O'Brien
Rafael PalmeiroThe Baltimore Orioles first baseman, on the failure of his team to make any deals before the trading deadline: "We tried to get the Phillie Phanatic for Luis Polonia, but the Phillies wouldn't do it."