ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – The Phillie Phanatic is recovering after he took a foul ball to his neck and had to go to the hospital last night.
The Phanatic was entertaining at the Phillies minor league affiliate in Allentown, the IronPigs. During the top of the third, he was behind the dugout when a line-drive foul ball hit him in the neck.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Parents 'Not Surprised' Return To In-Person Learning For Some Students Delayed Again
Now, anyone who knows the Phanatic knows that neck area is pretty important — especially for the Phanatic’s buddy Tom Burgoyne. His head is right there at the Phanatic’s neck.
Phanatic on WIP
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The IronPigs tweeted, “The Phanatic will not perform again tonight as a precautionary measure after being hit by a foul ball.”
Borgoyne was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released. The Phillies say the Phanatic is okay, and will be ready when the team returns to Citizens Bank Park tomorrow night.
This serves as a reminder, while the Phanatic makes us laugh, the life of a mascot’s not all fun and games.MORE NEWS: City Officials Urging Drivers To Slow Down As Pothole Season Arrives Early In Philadelphia
Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio 1060