Tag:Phillie Phanatic
Posted on: February 9, 2012 5:31 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 11:42 am

Shane Victorino to appear on CBS show

By C. Trent Rosecrans
and Matt Snyder

We've seen Shane Victorino's range in the outfield, now it's time to see his range as an actor.

Victorino will guest star on CBS show Hawaii Five-0 on Monday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m./9 Central. Victorino, nicknamed "The Flyin' Hawaiian," will be playing Shaun, an employee on a corporate retreat out in the jungle of Oahu. He tries to coax a fellow employee into their team-building exercises (see picture below). Said employee doesn't listen and instead heads off into the jungle herself, winds up lost and stumbles upon an ancient Hawaiian tribal warrior who has been stabbed to his death in the neck.

From there, drama is certain to ensue.

The episode is titled "Kupale," which means "defender" in Hawaiian. Victorino is, of course, a Gold Glove outfielder, so we get a nice little double entendre there.

The Phillies are all over the TV these days, with the Phillie Phanatic on a recent episode of 30 Rock, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Howard on Entourage. Victorino was also on Jon & Kate Plus 8 in 2008.

Photo credit: CBS Entertainment

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Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:13 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2012 3:15 pm

Phillie Phanatic appears in '30 Rock'

By Matt Snyder

Now that the Prince Fielder sweepstakes has ended, it's going to be a pretty slow few weeks until pitchers and catchers report to camp -- aside from when Yoenis Cespedes signs, along with a few other free agents -- so let's pass the time by giving props to the Phillie Phanatic for appearing in "30 Rock." Well done, Phanatic. The massage contracts are surely soon to be rolling in ...

The clip is below.

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Posted on: June 23, 2011 11:47 am
Edited on: June 23, 2011 12:32 pm

Video: Phanatic hit by foul ball

By C. Trent Rosecrans

I mentioned the Phillie Phantaic being hospitalized this morning after being hit with a foul ball in Pepper earlier, but NBCPhildealphia.com has the video, and that deserves its own post.

Here it is:

Tom Burgoyne, the man inside the green fur, was taken to a hospital shortly after the incident and was released shortly thereafter. He updated his status on his Facebook page Thursday:


Talk about a gamer, though. The show must go on, and it did. I'm not sure if I got hit in the head with a baseball, I'd stay in character. And not only that, he was just helping out the minor league team, it wasn't even during a big-league game. You, Mr. Phanatic, are truly an inspiration -- the wind beneath the wings of mascots everywhere. 

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