By George Gmelch
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Everyone is so uptight in the real world. I think everyone should try to be a little bit more like the Phanatic. <><><><><><><><><><><><> Epilogue Shortly after this interview, Tom became the number one Phanatic after Dave Reymond retired. Another anonymous ad for mascots was placed in the Philadelphia newspapers, and a new backup was chosen from a field of forty. < previous page page_19 next page > < previous page page_20 next page > Page 20 Walter Banks: Usher, Atlanta Braves Walter Banks began working as an usher for four dollars a game at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium in 1965.
The Texas trip is the hardest for me because I don't know the scouts down there except for our own guys. In your own territory you usually stay in motels where there are other scouts. You know everybody and you eat dinner with them. But everybody has different hobbies, different ways of passing the time. Some guys carry golf clubs. There are four of them playing today. I wish I were a golfer. But my ball doesn't go straight, so I gave it up. A lot of guys go to the mall and do some shopping for their families.
Anything that had Atlanta on it made me feel proud. In those days, Atlanta only had Stone Mountain, the zoo and the state capitol for attractions. Any time a new building went up downtown, I got excited. I wanted our town to be popular like New York or San Francisco. Chambers of commerce have commercials for their cities, but when a city has a team in the World Series, all the money in the world could- < previous page page_20 next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 n't buy that kind of advertising.