According to the Allentown Morning Call, the Phanatic, who was visiting the Iron Pigs last night, was struck by a foul ball in the neck – more like the head of the Phanatic's buddy Tom Burgoyne – and taken to a local hospital:
The Phanatic was entertaining behind the first-base dugout in the top of the third inning when one of the Indianapolis Indians fouled a ball into his neck, a spot that roughly corresponds to Burgoyne's head.
The crowd gasped, but the Phanatic continued clowning around, drawing laughs as he acted wounded. A few minutes later, he talked with an assistant. Then they quietly left the stadium for the hospital.
1) The horror.
2) What a champ. It sounds like the Phanatic never broke character.
Jonathan Hoster was there, he described the scene thusly:
A hospital spokesperson told the morning call that both the Phanatic and Burgoyne were still receiving treatment at 10:15 P.M. and were released by midnight.
Phoebe wasn't available for comment. We imagine this is a very trying time for her.
Video – via NBC Philadelphia – after the jump.
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