Phillie Phanatic Takes Foul Ball to the Throat (video)

    June 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    philly phanatic hit by foul ball
    Last night the Philadelphia Phillies mascot, the Phillie Phanatic was putting in some overtime at the team’s triple-A affiliate game when he was struck in the throat by a foul ball. As you can see in the video below, the Phanatic did a great job of playing off the throat shot, but he was actually taken to the hospital shortly after the incident, due to the injury. It turns out that there’s an actual person inside that Phanatic costume, and his head is positioned inside the Phanatic’s neck, so he took actually took a foul ball to the face. Luckily, he’s okay! He was treated in the emergency room and later released, but this video just goes to show you: it ain’t easy being a baseball mascot.



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