Phillie Phanatic injures fan with flying hot dog at Citizens Bank Park

The Phillie Phanatic greets fans during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

Phillies fan injured by Phanatic's flying hot dog

Battling a shoulder injury that will require surgery, McVay was unable to catch or deflect the hot dog, which was wrapped in duct tape so it wouldn't disintegrate upon launch.

A hot dog cannon can be a lot of fun at a baseball game, but sometimes it can be unsafe. "I understand a baseball, but not a hot dog, ' she said with a quiet laugh". "And then the next thing I know he shot it in our direction, and bam!"

As we learned from Bloomquist's story, McVay headed to hospital where doctors carried out a CAT scan to make sure she hadn't suffered a concussion.

One wonders if Monday's incident might motivate the Phillies to do away with the hot dog cannon stunt. "And hard", she told the TV station.

Kathy McVay was sitting behind home plate when she got hit between the eyes with a hot dog from Phanatic's cannon, according to Philadelphia 6ABC. "It's going to go down the side of my face", Ms. McVay noted.

One of the most endearing traits of the national pastime is that every time you go to a ballgame, you might see something you've never seen before.

McVay said she loves the Phillies and doesn't plan on pursuing legal action. They've offered McVay tickets to another game when she feels better and wants to return.

"I understand what happens within a game, during the course of action, with bats and balls", Coomer said in 2015 (via the Kansas City Star).

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) jokes around with the Phillie Phanatic before the start of the game at Citizens Bank Park. "It gives people a good laugh, and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine", McVay said.

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