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Well, not really Christmas. Yesterday the roommate and I went to Rittenhouse Square to see the tree-lighting. The promise of booths and fun was sort of ruined by the rain – there ended up being about two booths, 50-odd people, and a somewhat disappointing tree, although there were some good times had thanks to free felt, jingly elf hats and 3D glasses. Past the break includes some kitten videos, and holiday pictures. (more…)


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The Phanatic

Since I’ve only just moved to Philly, I haven’t really cleaved to my new local baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies. I only just became a semi-avid fan of my adopted team, the Mets, a year ago, and as a New Englander, I can’t help but love the Red Sox, although I’m not really a baseball follower in general.

In a discussion about the rather odd looking Phillies mascot, the Phillies Phanatic, M & M asked me if the Red Sox had a mascot. I said that I didn’t think so. My mother, the human encyclopedia, told me it was a fuzzy green monster (after The Green Monster). Since the Phillies Phanatic sure looks like a fuzzy green monster, I thought it couldn’t be true. I was, apparently, wrong.

In my search to find the truth, I have discovered that Major League Baseball mascots are really, really, really, ridiculous (and really, how much more fuzzy and green can you GET than this guy over here?).

(Best viewed not on an RSS feed – that ends up messing up the formatting. A bit image-heavy and long, but very informative after the cut!)


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