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Phanatic Shoots Phillies Fan in the Face With Hot Dog Cannon

22 June 2018
Phanatic Shoots Phillies Fan in the Face With Hot Dog Cannon

McVay has a black eye after being hit Monday night when her team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, shot a frankfurter out of a hot dog-shaped cannon into the stands above home plate.

As it turns out, those hot dogs can hurt. "It came out of nowhere - and hard".

McVay ended up in a hospital emergency room that night, where a scan confirmed she didn't have a concussion.

Despite the situation, McVay has had a good attitude about the series of unfortunate events, and does not plan to take legal action against the franchise.

McVay said the Phillies reached out to her on Tuesday to apologize, and they have offered her tickets to a future game when she wants to return.

Story Courtesy of USATODAY. She said she doesn't intend to sue the team or the Phanatic.

She also expressed an understanding of the potential humor to be found in her plight, despite her injuries. Unfortunately one of the stadium snacks, which was wrapped in duct tape to keep if from falling apart, struck McVay in the head. "My glasses flew. Be aware, because you never know".

The Phillie Phanatic uses a cannon-like launcher mounted on a motorized cart to send the hot dogs into the stands between innings.

And while it was the first time a fan was injured by a flying hot dog in Philadelphia, it's not completely unheard of. "It gives people a good laugh, and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine".