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Phillie Phanatic, Phillies in court over mascot hijinks

Philly Phanatic

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Phillie Phanatic are in court as a local woman claims injuries after the popular mascot tossed her into a hotel swimming pool during a wedding reception.

Suzanne Peirce says she was attending her sister’s wedding at the Golden Inn on the Jersey Shore in 2010 when the Phanatic engaged in some horseplay poolside. But the horseplay, she says, went too far after the Phanatic picked up her chair and threw her into the pool.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Peirce claims she hurt just about everything in the incident, including suffering “severe and permanent injuries to her head, neck, back, body, arms and legs, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and tissues …” and more. The pool did have water in it, attorney Aaron Denker said, though Peirce was tossed in the shallow end….

The lawsuit does not mention specific dollar amounts, but claims Peirce has spent large sums of money on medicine and medical attention and has also suffered from “humiliation and loss of life’s pleasures. “

Peirce, Denker said, is a Phillies fan.

This is the fourth time in the past decade the Phanatic has been sued for rambunctious behavior.

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