Actual Video of the Phanatic Getting Hit With Foul Ball

Kyle Scott - June 23, 2011

Here's video of the moment the ball hit the Phanatic's neck and his good buddy Tom Burgoyne's face: [6 ABC via Service Electric Cable]


  • Choochran June 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I can’t believe this is the first time this has happened to the greatest mascot in all of sports. Just another chapter in the legend.

  • Gray June 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Of course, the douche in the Pitt shirt hits him as he falls.

  • Angela June 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm


  • nightscape94 June 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    You can tell how effective the Phanatic is because when he gets hit, the people around him laugh like it’s the funniest f’ing the ever. I dont’ think people immediately remembered there’s a freaking guy in there and that if any fan in the seats got pegged in the face they wouldn’t be hysterical like that. In a way this is even more to Tom’s credit that he went with it and still entertained the fans, despite being clearly injured.

  • A friend of the friend of the Phanatic June 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    i love that he stays in character

  • Erik Lambertsen June 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    ^^Agreed its actually pretty amazing that he’s able to shake of a hardball to the face, shake it off and keep being the “Fanatic”
    When looking closely, the ball hits him directly where the human face rests. He has few moments of actual shock but he ignores it and feigns death.
    If it were me, I’d say fuck this and take off my costume and break character, rubbing the pain off my swollen face.
    Not to mention he got a concussion.

  • Steve Sax June 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Back and to the left.

  • K June 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    i just lost it watching that! hilarious

  • Sherry W June 23, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    COSTUME?!! What? Hey, what do you mean? Like when he dresses up like Lady Gaga?

  • Chris June 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    i didnt realize that hit him right in the face! OW!

  • chris Linnehan June 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    fuck that kid who sees and and fistpumps

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