Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

Philadelphia Phillies fan Kathy McVay was injured after being hit in the face with a hot dog during Monday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, per Sarah Bloomquist of 6ABC.

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.

The hot dog struck McVay in the face, and she underwent a CT scan to make sure she didn't have a concussion, according to Philadelphia's WPVI.

"I think it just came so fast".

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She left the game to get checked out at a hospital, and she says she has a small hematoma.

The Phillies reached out to apologize to McVay on Tuesday and offered her tickets to another game once she heals, assuming she would like to return to Citizens Bank Park. She said she was unable to prevent being hit by the hot dog due to a shoulder injury, so the impact was severe. "It hit me like a ton of bricks", McVay told ABC 6 in Philadelphia. "It's very sore", she said. McVay also advised fellow fans, "Just to be aware, because you never know".

And while she understands that her injury is rather unusual and comical, McVay still had advice to give to other fans in the stands.

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). The team added that the Phanatic mascot feels "terrible" about it.

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