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Mascot Fight! Phillie Phanatic Goes After Orbit, Who Pulls a Pedro Martinez (VIDEO)

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The Phillie Phanatic is many things. Silly. Fun-loving. Sensual, when appropriate:


Apparently, though, the Phanatic is also really sensitive about his ride. The Astros came to Bright House Field yesterday to play the Phillies in an early Spring Training game, and there was a little fun between the team’s mascots – the aforementioned Phanatic and Orbit.

The “fun” included a fairly aggressive fighting session when Orbit tried to mess with the Phanatic’s four-wheeler:

All part of the act? Of course. But when you get those costumes on, and the crowd is going, and the adrenaline is pumping … it can get a little feisty. Did you notice that, on the first charge, Orbit chucks the Phanatic to the ground with a little head grab move?

You know what it looked a lot like? Remember Pedro Martinez’s infamous move on Don Zimmer in the 2003 ALCS:

Martinez has since written that he regrets tossing down the 72-year-old coach.

We’ll see if Orbit ever shows the same remorse.