1st Phillies Dollar Dog Night of the season was sheer madness
Tonight was the first Phillies Dollar Dog Night of the season, and Citizens Bank Park was PACKED with eager fans ready to get their hand on a one dollar hot dog. Instead, fans were met with lines dozens of people deep and a loss to the Marlins.
That’s extremely upsetting to me. Sure, the hot dogs were only a dollar, but these people paid with their time, which is far more valuable than any currency physical or digital.
To make matters worse, the Phillies went on to lose to the Marlins in a game that was over well before the final out. The simmer was about to turn into a rolling boil.
Of course, the place was already a madhouse. But when everyone realized the Phillies were about to lose, it descended into mayhem. You can see how that might get out of hand in a hurry, right?
Of course, we are blessed with the modern technology that is portable video recording devices. Those fans that weren’t irreparably inebriated, throwing/being hit by hot dogs, or both managed to catch some clips of the degeneracy.
This is what happens when you lose on Dollar Dog Night:
There’s another angle from a section closer to the hail of hot dogs. The night came apart at seams pretty quickly. This looks like if you crammed both Sodom and Gomorrah into Citizens Bank Park on Dollar Dog Night. Not pretty.
At least our fellow Philadelphians in the stands gave a valiant effort on the Dollar Dog Night front. I will say, their drop in Average Dogs Per Minute (ADPM) in the later innings was absolutely caused by a significant number of ejections.
Mandatory Credit: NBCS Philly and @mleif on Twitter