Phillies See $1 Hot Dog Night Devolve Into Chaos Thanks To Unruly Fans

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Based on how much baseball teams typically charged for food, it would be pretty foolish not to consume every single bite of the items you spend your hard-earned money on.

Of course, that hasn’t stopped some fans from failing to exercise some restrain—including one guy at a Red Sox game who treated us to a truly legendary moment in sports broadcasting history when he inexplicably chucked a piece of pizza at a fellow spectator during the contest.

Anyone who attended Tuesday night’s game between the Phillies and the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park was able to take advantage of the $1 hot dogs that were being sold inside the stadium. Unfortunately, that promotion appeared to backfire a bit when everything is said and done.

You’re likely aware that sports fans in Philadelphia have historically failed to live up to the “City of Brotherly Love” moniker thanks to some of the behavior they’ve exhibited over the years.

I’m not trying to suggest everyone who roots for a Philly-based franchise should be lumped into the group of people who once pelted Santa Claus with snowballs at an Eagles game and have a somewhat crippling battery-throwing habit, but there’s a reason they have the reputation they do.

The Phillies moved more than 60,000 Dollar Dogs during a game that ended with Florida handing the home team an 8-4 loss—and more than a few fans in attendance opted to let out some of their frustration by flinging the frankfurters (as well as balls of the foil they were served in) around the ballpark

Plenty of people were more than happy to try to spin this “incident” as yet another example of fans in Philly cementing themselves as no-good ruffians, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t respect their ability to commit to the bit.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.