Philadelphia Phillies Fans Wage War Against Atlanta Braves Mascot
Philadelphia Phillies fans have waged a war against the Atlanta Braves mascot, Blooper, and it could not be funnier. It all started when the Braves mascot, Blooper, had some disparaging remarks to say about the Phillies fans on X.
“My favorite thing about Philly fans is how well adjusted they are, probably the most even keel fanbase out there,” said “Blooper” on X on October 6, 2023, just a day ahead of the NLDS Game 1. The Phillies were about to play the Braves, and things were getting heated.
The broad, sweeping statement about the fanbase ruffled a few feathers. When will people learn to not poke the bear that is a collective of Philadelphia sports fans?
After getting completely flamed for the tweet above, including comparisons to the Phillies Phanatic, Blooper sent this out:
Mind you, this is the OFFICIAL BLOOPER ACCOUNT. What!? This was definitely not the way to respond to Philly fans. Don’t mess with OUR son, the Phillie Phanatic. I mean, look at yourself, Blooper. A beige, lukewarm imitation of the best mascot in sports. Get real.
The app, X, was then set ablaze with tons of posts speaking out against Blooper. Tons of hilarious memes came out of the exchange. Blooper does not hold a candle to the Phanatic, and he needs to know that. Philadelphians waged an all-out social media war against the Braves mascot.
Then, on Saturday, October 7, the Braves lost to the Phillies 3-0.
Yes, as a city, we learned the power of positivity from the whole Trea Turner ordeal. We gave him support and he delivered. But, as soon as you speak out against our teams, our city, our MASCOTS…the toxicity returns. And honestly, it may be warranted. Bloopers comments lit the fire that led to the explosive performance by the Phils in Game 1 of the NLDS.
So, moral? Not sure. But Phillies fans are NOT happy with the Braves mascot. Blooper, if you’re reading this, I hope you learned not to mess with us and OUR SON, the Phanatic.