NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The fluffy green-and-white Phillie Phanatic hat is eye-catching enough. Then with a simple push of a pump wrapped in red cloth, the furry mascot's red tongue unfurls.
Yes, the Phanatic is sticking its tongue right at you.
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