Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

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Philadelphia Phillies fan Kathy McVay was injured after being hit in the face with a hot dog during Monday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, per Sarah Bloomquist of 6ABC.

The victim was sitting near home plate when the mascot, Phillie Phanatic, launched the hot dog wrapped in duct tape at her.

In the news segment, McVay laughs about her freak accident, saying, "I never thought a hot dog could hurt".

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On Monday night, a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals would become extremely unsafe for a fan in the stands and she would be sent to the hospital as a result. The fan did end up with a small hematoma in her eye, and bruises on her face.

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. "And hard", McVay tells WPVI. "And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better".

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

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The Phillies have apologized and offered her free tickets when she's ready to come back to the ballpark. The team added that the Phanatic mascot feels "terrible" about it. "I understand a baseball, but not a hot dog".

She also expressed an understanding of the potential humor to be found in her plight, despite her injuries. "It gives people a good laugh, and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine".

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