We miss your face.

We love a good theme for a post. This one is all about faces. Yes – faces. Your face, our face, Phanatic’s face…

Chase’s Face Is Your Face

Let us explain. It all starts with Anchorman, as most things do.

ChampIn honor of the highly anticipated film Anchorman 2 hitting theaters, we bring you one of our favorite quotes from the original, brought to you by the one and only Champ Kind, Channel 4 News Sports reporter:

“We need you. Hell, I need you. I’m a mess without ya. I miss you so damn much. I miss being with you. I miss being near you! I miss your laugh! I miss – I miss your scent. I miss your musk. When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together.” – Champ Kind, king of “Whammy”

Champ perfectly describes, although in a slightly creepy way, how we’re feeling this time of year. We miss your face too. Yes, that’s right. We’re facing facts over here – pun intended. We really do. As we here at The Phillies prepare to break for the holidays, and see our own friends and family, we wanted you to know something: We miss seeing you at Citizens Bank Park watching the boys of summer play. (Real talk.) We are all so excited to ring in 2014 and get back to baseball — and hope you are too. (We also hope you miss our face too…?)

So, who is our face? Who is the Face of the Phillies and, for that matter, the Face of MLB? Howard, Utley, Rollins, Hamels, Lee?

Face Chase

Major League Baseball is asking fans across the league to nominate the player who best represents their club with each team being assigned a specific day for fan nominations. When each team has a nominee, they will face off in the Twitter voting spectrum, bracket style, until there is an overall Face of Major League Baseball.

Who better to choose the face of a team than the fans? And now we have our face, The Man — Chase Utley, chosen by Tweeps yesterday and announced this morning on MLB Network’s Hot Stove. Get ready to vote for him starting on January 21 when the bracket match-ups get underway. Stay up-to-date on the contest — here’s how.

Phanatic Face… and Voice?

Speaking of awesome things…have you seen “What’s the Phanatic Say” music video? It’s kind of amazing. You should watch it…over and over…for the rest of time.

Favorite parts? All of them. But seriously, what does he say??

Fa La La La La…Face (Sorry, stretching this theme a bit)

You thought we’d be this close to Christmas and not mention something holiday-related in a post? Ha, you were so wrong!

PhantaClausChristmas2Tree

HOLIDAY2PhandomJust a little reminder that our Phillies #HolidayPhandom contest is going on now. Basically, we want to see you showing your Phillies spirit all year-long – well after baseball season wraps up. Pin your house all sparkly and decorated for the holidays using Phillies ornaments, Phanta Claus, overall Phillies spirit, etc., and then add some pins of items you have on your wish list from the phillies.com store. (They have some really cute stuff for women and kids and great stuff for guys, too!)

12 daysOne Phinal Note: Only 5 days left for the Phillies 12 Days of Christmas! Don’t miss out on this weekend with Phanta Claus photos and Mickey Morandini autographs as well as deals on shopping, even last minute on Christmas Eve! Looking for an authentic autographed item? Look no further than the Phillies Authentics Garage Sale, also on Saturday, with game-worn jerseys including from last season’s 90’s Retro Night as well as bases, caps, banners and more!

So, until next time, Happy Holidays to you and yours! See you next week!

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