Phillie Phanatic's hot dog launch injures fan


"Just to be aware", she told WPVI.

"The next thing I know, he shot it in our direction and 'bam.' It like, hit me like a ton of bricks. The hot dog bounced off my face and into the other seat", she said.

Such was the case in the "City of Brotherly Love" Wednesday night, when the Phillies iconic mascot - the Phillie Fanatic - fired a hot dog launcher, directly at a fan's face.

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A Philadelphia Phillies fan has been hospitalized after being hit in the face - not with a foul ball, but a flying hot dog.

The victim, a Phillies fan named Kathy McVay, was checked for a concussion and emerged with painful facial injuries. "I understand a baseball, but not a hot dog", she said with a laugh. "My glasses flew", she said.

Despite the situation, McVay has had a good attitude about the series of unfortunate events, and does not plan to take legal action against the franchise.

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On Monday night, a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals would become extremely unsafe for a fan in the stands and she would be sent to the hospital as a result.

The Phanatic, naturally, felt awful about what happened, and the team reached out to her on Tuesday to apologize.

Plus McVay is taking it in stride, syaing if it "makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine".

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The baseball club have reportedly offered her free game tickets when she has recovered, but we're hoping McVay also gets free hotdogs for life. We're told the Phanatic feels awful about what happened.