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About the Host Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years.
His motto (at least for today): "If I'm not brief, give me grief."
Today at the zoo, kids who wear red get free tickets to the game April 8. (Teachers: Impromptu Field Trip Alert! Parents: It's Preschoolers Are Good for Something Day!) It's all part of the "Paint the Town Red" festivities (including "red hot specials" at restaurants and red lighting on landmarks) concocted by the Phils to promote the start of the season next week. The zoo todo will make "mascot history" because the Phanatic will "unveil his true Phillies colors" with the help of a zoologist. What?! Does he have red skin under that green fur, the way polar bears are black underneath? Wait, helping out will be MAB Paints and a crane operator? Could the Phanatic be in for a scarlet dunking?
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