Mitch Williams and the Phillie Phanatic spent this week renovating a Phillies fans' home for an upcoming episode of "House Crashers" on the DIY network. [Philaelphia Business Journal]

They joined DIY Network’s Josh Temple this week for a project in which they are renovating a room with a baseball theme for a local Phillies fan.

Memorabilia from Veterans Stadium will be featured in the renovation. The project included the installation of a bar made from baseballs set in resin, complete with beer taps and systems, kegs, a refrigerator, sink and Phillies-branded bar stools.


These things always look great on TV until you think about their practical purposes. It's like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for sports fans. BTW- I always love how Ty Pennington will hear one thing 12-year-old Suzy says about liking trees, then build her a room that looks like the aborted love-child of the demented minds of R.L. Stine and Tim Burton. Does anyone ever ask what is the long-term suitability of this room? When Suzy turns 16 and brings Bobby up to “play” (since Mommy and Daddy are working job num. three), isn't he going to be a little weirded out by the moat and Alice in Wonderland-inspired animatronic rabbit bopping out of Suzy's headboard? Here's a gigantic, ridiculous home from Sears- good luck with the bills, taxes, and mandatory renovations. Move that bus!

I'm sorry, I blacked out. Anyway, yeah, the Wild Thing and Phanatic built some guy a man-cave.

And that, folks, is how you turn nothing into something.