It’s not easy being a mascot. You are cursed with wearing an enormous suit on hot day, while you entertaining the fans who really don’t notice that you are there. Well, that is until you make some sort of mistake or someone decides that it is time to prank to mascot.
Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Phillie mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, one of those times came against the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
When the Phillie Phantic was wrapping up his normal pre-game ritual, he made his way back to the outfield to hope on his ATV. All ridiculous mascots need some sort of transportation to get around and for the Phantic it is an ATV, but there were some complications on Monday.
The Phillie Phanatic’s ATV stalled, which forced the grounds crew to come out and carry off the ATV. Sometimes these things happen.
Here is a GIF of the incident via Dan McQuade, which provided a brief laugh before the game:
At least no hot dogs were harmed in this incident: