Phillie Phanatic injures fan with flying hot dog

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The green-furred mascot accidentally sent a woman to the hospital Monday, after he hit her in the face by shooting a hot dog into the crowd at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park.

Such was the case in the "City of Brotherly Love" Wednesday night, when the Phillies iconic mascot - the Phillie Fanatic - fired a hot dog launcher, directly at a fan's face.

You've heard of people getting by foul balls at baseball stadiums, but one Philadelphia Phillies' fan says it wasn't a ball, but a flying hot dog that left her with a black eye! My glasses flew. It just came out of nowhere - and hard!

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On Monday night, a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals would become extremely risky for a fan in the stands and she would be sent to the hospital as a result. 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. And it just hit me like that and I didn't even realize it.

On Monday night, she ended up in the emergency room for a CAT scan to make sure she didn't suffer a concussion. "And hard", McVay told Philadelphia TV station WPVI.

McVay also told the television station that she's a big fan of the team and doesn't plan legal action. "And mostly, it's going to get worse before it gets better". "If it gives people a good laugh and if that makes somebody chuckle, then that's fine".