Phillie Phanatic's hot dog launch injures fan


Kathy McVay - said she was unable to deflect or block the incoming dog because of a shoulder injury.

McVay was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a small hematoma in her eye, along with soreness and bruises.

As is a normal part of his schtick, the mascot was shooting hot dogs into the stands using an oversized cannon-type tool when one sailed in the direction of Kathy McVay of Plymouth Meeting, Pa. "And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better", McVay said.

As well, according to Yahoo those flying dogs are wrapped in duct tape to prevent them from, I dunno, coming apart upon reentering the atmosphere. "It's going to go down the side of my face".

McVay is an avid Phillies fan, too, and said she doesn't plan to pursue any legal action. Until Monday night, a fan had never been injured during this event.

The Phillies reached out to McVay directly on Tuesday to apologize. The man suffered a detached retina and sued for negligence, though a jury found neither him nor the Royals at fault in 2015.

Sarah Bloomquist of 6 ABC reports that, unfortunately, a Phillies fan was injured on Monday night when the Phillies opened a three-game home series with the Cardinals.

McVay realizes some might get a laugh at her expense out of the situation, and she understands.

"Just to be aware", she told WPVI. People, that means it's not soft buns hitting your face but rather a hot dog made firm by outside forces.

"It gives people a good laugh, and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine", she said.