Gritty politics

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Flyers mascot Gritty entertains fans during a preseason game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers on September 27, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

Guests: Jim Saksa, Jake Blumgart

We end today’s show on a lighter note; what do you think of the Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot Gritty? He’s become a flashpoint, not only in the sports arena, but in the political arena as well, with Antifa and other leftist organizations staking their claim to Gritty’s likeness. PlanPhilly’s JAKE BLUMGART and JIM SAKSA are kind of obsessed with this story and will join Marty, and our listeners, to opine about Philly’s big orange mess of a mascot.

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