Although watching the zany antics of team mascots is often regarded as a highlight of attending a sporting event in person, the shenanigans of the Phillie Phanatic at a 2008 minor league game crossed the line, according to spectator Grace Crass. Crass says that the person donning the bird-like creature’s costume climbed atop her as she sat in the stands at an event in Reading, Pennsylvania, causing a knee injury that later required surgery to treat. The lawsuit filed against Tom Burgoyne (the man behind the mascot), the Phillies, and their minor-league affiliate seeks more than $50,000 in damages.
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