John Kruk clearly has no love for the Phillie Phanatic
John Kruk is a Philadelphia Phillies legend, but it’s clear the former MLB slugger is not especially fond of another franchise icon.
Kruk currently does color commentary for Phillies games on NBC Sports Philadelphia, and a run-in early this week with the Phillie Phanatic showcases how the broadcaster has no love whatsoever for the goofy mascot.
During Monday’s coverage of the Phillies’ showdown with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park, Kruk mentioned having a hankering for some popcorn. The Phanatic must have caught wind of it, and it was more than happy to help Kruk indulge his popcorn cravings.
The Phanatic, perhaps not surprisingly, opted to serve up some chaos as opposed to simply providing Kruk a salty snack. In other words, skullduggery was on the menu, as the mascot created a huge mess, much to Kruk’s obvious chagrin and dismay.
Yooooo, John Kruk is FED UP with the Phanatic. pic.twitter.com/yCayd7L8y0— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 11, 2019
Kruk could not have made his disdain, possibly even contempt, for the Phillie Phanatic more evident. Further, it’s not the first time Kruk has expressed an unfavorable opinion of the strange-looking, outrageous mascot.
John Kruk said of the Phillie Phanatic, "There is no way I would let that thing hold one of my infant kids." I expect he'll be fired by tomorrow.— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) March 17, 2019