Posted June 23, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Philly Phanatic goes to ER after foul ball



Phillies A-List mascot, Philly Phanatic, is notorius for his Lady Gaga routine. Last night, at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs game (Phillies Triple-A affiliate), Philly Phanatic took a foul ball to his neck. He continued to amuse the crowd, and show no signs of real injury. Later on that night, he was taken to the ER. Here is the statement via phillys.com:

“A spokeswoman for Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest told The Morning Call that Tom Burgoyne, the man inside the Philadelphia Phillies mascot’s costume, was treated in the emergency room Wednesday night and later released.

The Phanatic was entertaining behind the first-base dugout in the top of the third inning when a foul ball from the Indianapolis Indians hit his neck , the area around Burgoyne’s head. The Phanatic acted wounded but kept clowning for a while until he later left the stadium and went to the hospital.”