Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Phillie Fanatic Fires Hot Dog Into Woman's Face

Courtesy Kathy McVay Courtesy Kathy McVay
Edward Snyder | 21 June, 2018, 22:28

A woman suffered facial injuries when the Phillie Phanatic fired a hot dog into the crowd with his cannon during Monday night's game at Citizens Bank Park.

As it turns out, those hot dogs can hurt. But if you find yourself at Citizens Bank Park, watch out for flying hot dogs - and the mascot shooting them. And it just hit me like that and I didn't even realize it. She wound up with a black eye and bruises around the eye and nose.

The Phillies apologized to McVay on Tuesday and the team has offered her tickets to any game. "It's going to go down the side of my face".

McVay says she won't join the list of plaintiffs to have sued the Phanatic, according to 6 ABC's Action News. However, he lost two jury trials after having been judged to be at least partly responsible for not paying attention to what was happening on the field. "This has nothing to do with that".

She also expressed an understanding of the potential humor to be found in her plight, despite her injuries.




The Phanatic mascot launched the hot dog into the stands in between innings.

Per the report, the Phillies did reach out to McVay to apologize and "the Phanatic feels bad about what happened" (although we're not exactly sure how he explained that sentiment).

"I mean, you would think - I understand a baseball, but not a hot dog".

"It gives people a good laugh", McVay told 6 ABC Philadelphia, "and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine".

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