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Phanatic holds packed house in his hands

Phanatic holds packed house in his hands

Originally Published: August 6, 2011
By Mitch Goldich

A large portrait of the Phillie Phanatic towers high above the outfield entrance to Citizens Bank Park in the heart of Philadelphia. The picture serves as half welcome, half warning. Let all who enter know who is king of this castle.

Since moving from Veterans Stadium in 2004, the Phillies have transformed themselves from perennial also-rans into the powerhouse of the National League. While the venue and win totals have changed, one thing remains the same: Fans can count on seeing ...

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