We could have talked to Dave Raymond, the “original friend of the Phanatic” & creator of Gritty, for hours yesterday on The Heart Of Sports with Jason Springer & Jeffrey Cohen on 610 ESPN. In the podcast, you can hear how he went from a college punter, to Phillies intern to first friend of the Phanatic. He tells us the origins of Gritty and the warnings he gave the Flyers before the mascot was unveiled. You can hear that and much much more in this discussion. You’ll want to take the time out and catch this show.