Friday, December 2, 2022
Friday, December 2, 2022

    Woman injured after being shot with hot dog at Phillies game

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    It was all fun and games until a flying wiener left a Phillies fan with a black eye when the Phillie Phanatic shot her in the face with a hot dog.

    Kathy McVay was watching the team play against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday when the hotdog was shot out of a cannon — striking her in the eye, leaving her wounded.

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    “All of a sudden I looked up and here comes this hot dog,” she told NBC. “Since I can’t lift my shoulder…I couldn’t catch it or get it out of the way that fast.”

    McVay and her friends left the game and went to Einstein Hospital, where doctors took X-rays and she underwent a CAT scan. Despite the black eye, she looks forward to the next game.

    Luckily for McVay, nothing was broken. She does have a black eye and a surreal moment she’ll never forget.

    “At least it’s funny,” McVay said. “It’s a story I can tell people. My only thing is just to warn people just to be careful.”

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    The Phillies reached out to McVay Tuesday to apologize. They also offered her free tickets to a future game. McVay says the incident hasn’t scared her off from going.

    “You would think you would get hit by a baseball,” the Plymouth Meeting woman told NBC10. “Instead of a flying hot dog.”

    A Phillies spokesperson told reporters the incident was the first they’ve ever heard of a fan being injured by a hot dog.

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