By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Flyers introduced their second mascot in team history. His name is Gritty.
Gritty joins Slapshot, as the team mascots. Gritty was introduced at the Please Touch Museum’s Hamilton Hall.
Gritty is Orange and has big eyes. He also has a big beard.
According to the Flyers bio for their new mascot, “Gritty has existed for years, and only now he’s been woken from his slumber.” They also say his father was a “bully.”
“He claims that he’s been around for a lot longer than we know it, and recent construction at the Wells Fargo Center disturbed his secret hideout forcing him to show his face publicly for the first time,” the team said on its Gritty page. “He has some oddities that are both humorous and strange.
“A number of times he’s been caught eating snow straight from the Zamboni machine, and unbeknown to most, his love of hot dogs has been inflating the Flyers Dollar Dog Night consumption totals for years.”
He is the second mascot that was introduced by Philadelphia teams recently. Phang, the Philadelphia Union’s snake mascot, was recently introduced at the Philadelphia Zoo.
The Phillie Phanatic, one is the most historic mascots of all-time, leads the group of Philadelphia mascots. He is the mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phillie Phanatic is joined by Swoop, the Philadelphia Eagles mascot. There is also Franklin, the mascot of the Philadelphia 76ers.
In addition, there is also Soul Man, the mascot of the three-time Arena Football League champions, the Philadelphia Soul.