This might be the most embarrassing thing that could happen to someone at a sports game.
Kathy McVay got a black eye on Monday at the Philadelphia Phillies game but not from a foul ball, from a flying hot dog.
The mascot Phillie Phanatic has a hot dog cannon that he uses to shoot them into the stands. They're covered in duct tape so they don't fall apart when someone catches them. That being said, they are like hot dog rockets coming at you.
Poor Kathy had a hot dog coming right for her face, but she couldn't catch or defend herself from a recent soldier surgery! There was nothing she could do and she took the hot dog right to the face and now has a major league black eye.
Kathy went to the ER to make sure she didn't have a concussion, but the sting still hurts.
“Mostly, it’s going to get worse before it gets better,” she told WPVI-TV. “It’s going to go down the side of my face.”
The Phillies did send their sincerest apologies and tickets for any game Kathy wants to go to in the future.
This paragraph from ESPN is just crazy. This is a true story— Jordan Hansgen (@JR_Hansgen) June 21, 2018
Using his customary launcher, the Phanatic sent a hot dog to fans behind home plate, where Kathy McVay was sitting. (1/2)
(2/2) Battling a shoulder injury that will require surgery, McVay was unable to catch or deflect the hot dog, which was wrapped in duct tape so it wouldn't disintegrate upon launch.— Jordan Hansgen (@JR_Hansgen) June 21, 2018
The #Phillies reached out to Kathy McVay directly to apologize after she was injured by a flying hot dog. We're told the Phanatic feels terrible about what happened. https://t.co/t3PUjOJcbo pic.twitter.com/riGRMuL0IJ— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) June 21, 2018