It looks like having a star on the back of your jersey instead of a number doesn’t exempt you from the Phillies’ woes this year: The Phillie Phanatic is being sued by an Abington woman claiming he caused her serious bodily harm by throwing her into a pool.
According to the Daily News, Suzanne Peirce was participating in a wedding in Avalon, NJ when the Phillie Phanatic, as he is wont to do, tossed her and her lounge chair into the shallow end of the pool. Everyone’s favorite Galapagos native apparently fucked her shit up pretty good, as her lawsuit claims:
As a result of being thrown into the hotel pool, plaintiff suffered severe and permanent injuries to her head, neck, back, body, arms and legs, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and tissues of her head, neck, back, arms and legs, including but not limited to, a herniated L5-S1 disc, aggravation and/or exacerbation of all known and unknown pre-existing medical conditions, internal injuries of an unknown nature, severe aches, pains, mental anxiety and anguish, and a severe shock to her entire nervous system and other injuries, the full extent of which is not yet know”
So … you know … everything. Pierce isn’t sure which “friend of the Phanatic” was there that day, so the suit names Tom Burgoyne, Matt Mehler or any other unnamed individual inside the green suit that day, along with the hotel and the Phillies organization. And it basically sums up how this year is going for the organization. We can’t blame this on the lack of run support too can we?