Then came the standoff.
Player standoffs are nothing new, but this was certainly the funniest one we’ve seen in a while. After the National Anthem, Marlins outfielder Magneuris Sierra and Phillies infielder Ronald Torreyes decided to stay out of the dugout and see who caved first.
The Phanatic had other ideas.
He decided to help his pal Torreyes out, and drove his ATV over to the Marlins dugout. Waddling over to Sierra, he began dancing up on him.
Then, the Phanatic decided to join the standoff, placing his fuzzy hand (paw?) over his heart and standing beside Sierra as Aaron Nola began to throw warmup pitches on the mound.