She might have gotten a bruising at the ballpark, but Philadelphia Phillies fan Kathy McVay is still true, even if she’s black and blue.
McVay has a black eye after being hit Monday night when her team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, shot a frankfurter out of a hot dog-shaped cannon into the stands above home plate.
Sadly, McVay’s attempt to catch the flying wiener didn’t work, an error she blames on a shoulder injury that requires surgery.
“It came down with such force, like a ton of bricks,” she told “Inside Edition.” “My glasses flew off, and I started bleeding.”
McVay ended up in a hospital emergency room that night, where a scan confirmed she didn’t have a concussion.
But she does have one major league shiner on her right eye.
“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.”
McVay is trying to keep up her spirits despite the injury.
“At least it’s funny,” McVay told NBC Philadelphia. “It’s a story I can tell people. My only thing is just to warn people just to be careful.”
The Phillies apologized to McVay on Tuesday and offered her tickets to a future game. Luckily, her hot dog hematoma didn’t scare her off the offer.
“I love the Phillies. I would definitely go. I just have a story to tell,” she told the station.
However, McVay admits that next time she plans to sit in the nosebleed section.