Seeing video of the Phillie Phanatic take a foul ball to the face reminded tipster Kevin G. of when he saw "Buddy Bat" of Louisville Bats mascottery fame feel the wrath of a wild warm-up pitch to tha dome a few weeks back. To wit:

He just got done throwing shirts into the stands during the 7th inning stretch when he found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time. Notice the ball goes into the mask, and does not come out. Also, the catcher's reaction is great as he has no idea where the ball is. The person in the suit broke his nose and blood was all over the inside of the mask.

Sad mascot.

A gem of a diamond - One day in the life of Louisville Slugger Field [Courier-Journal]


Being Buddy Bat [Metromix Louisville]