8. Tommy Lasorda Takes Down the Philly Phanatic
There was only room for one boisterous fellow with a pot belly on the field at one time when Tommy Lasorda was around and at his peak, and the Philly Phanatic learned that lesson the hard way one day on the scalding hot Veterans Stadium turf.
Lasorda clearly had enough of the green fella’s antics long before he reached his boiling point, but when the time was right, he unleashed the full fury of his fists on a costumed man who probably wished he’d simply gone to Florida to be Goofy or Mickey instead.
Don’t get on Lasorda’s bad side. Don’t mock him. Don’t wear a sweaty suit of fur armor while you do it.
You’ll get decked.
And speaking of confrontations with mascots that ended in Lasorda’s personal win column…