From deep within the bowels of the inevitable comes this: A fan has been injured by a projectile from the Phillie Phanatic's hot dog cannon.
Who doesn't love a hot dog at a baseball game - especially a free one? She was seated behind home plate when the Phanatic rolled out onto the field with his hot dog launcher. "And then the next thing I know he shot it in our direction, and bam!"
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.
Photos posted online showed McVay with bruises under her right eye and on her nose following the Phanatic's error. "It's going to go down the side of my face".
McVay said she couldn't avoid being struck by the hot dog, let alone catch it, because of a shoulder injury that is set for a surgical procedure.
After a visit to the emergency room to check for a concussion, she said she has been applying ice to her face every 20 minutes.
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. Until Monday night, a fan had never been injured during this event. Even though her face is sore, the Phillies fan said herself, "It gives people a good laugh, and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine".
McVay doesn't plan to take legal action against the Phillies and seems to be taking the injury with a good sense of humor.
A hot dog cannon can be a lot of fun at a baseball game, but sometimes it can be unsafe.
That's what happened to a Pennsylvania woman Monday night when she attended the Cardinals-Phillies game at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park.