Forbes names Phanatic as country’s top mascot

    No kidding. The Phillie Phanatic is the top mascot in the nation. Haven’t we all been saying that for years?

    Turns out Forbes agrees with us. Based on awareness, appeal, entertainment value and team identification, the Phanatic is the No. 1 sports mascot in the nation.

    Our flightless bird ousted the San Diego Chicken for the top spot on the list. And Forbes had some very generous things to say about the Phanatic and Philadelphia’s baseball scene. Not a word about the purposeful puker.

    That friends, is progress.

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