Flying Hot Dog Strikes Woman in the Face During Phillies Game

It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.

Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she says, all of a sudden a hot dog wrapped in duct tape struck her in the face.

McVay says she is suffering from a shoulder injury, so she was unable to swat the hot dog away.

“I think it just came so fast. And it just hit me like that and I didn’t even realize it. The hot dog bounced off my face and into the other seat,” she said. “If it gives people a good laugh and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that’s fine.”

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

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