While the Phillies have been somewhat quiet in terms of improving their on-field product, their Marketing and Sales departments have been working overtime to salvage Citizens Bank Park's reputation as a summertime destination. For the first time in years, Opening Day six-pack plans were made available in October! Several promotional dates have been announced, and recently the 2014 Phanatic MVP bobble head design was released on Phillies.com.
These mini-figurines are available for free to members of the Phanatic MVP Club (open to children 14 years and under). I actually bought a membership for my 5-year old as a way to get him interested in the team. I'm sure he will be thrilled with this season's design placing the Phanatic in a familiar scene - dancing on top of the Phillies dugout. It may not be "much" different than just having him stand on a standard base - but, I give the team credit for putting a theme around it.
I recommend this as a gift for young Phillies fans in your life. Details on how to enroll are available on Phillies.com.
Photo credit to Phillies SGA, shared earlier this week via Twitter.