Arguably the best mascot in all of sports is celebrating its birthday today at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies, who are set to take on the Florida Marlins at 1:35 PM, have encouraged fans to arrive early to celebrate, and all fans 14 and under will be receiving a Phillie Phanatic shirt.
While no one knows the actual age of the legendary Phanatic, the Phanatic was first seen on April 25, 1978. This means the Phanatic is likely celebrating its 33rd birthday today.
The Phillies will be sending out 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels to face Anibal Sanchez of the Marlins.