Philadelphia Phillies fans are known to be one of the most passionate groups in Major League Baseball and on Tuesday night they lived up to their reputation.
The promotion for the game against the Miami Marlins allowed fans to buy a $1 hot dog. Thousands of fans jumped at the opportunity and formed long lines at concession stands throughout Citizens Bank Park.
«I’ve never seen so many people in line for a hot dog before…this hot dog night had to beat anything the stadium has ever had,» one Twitter user wrote.
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As the home team began to fall behind on the scoreboard, a huge food fight broke out inside the stadium.
Hot dogs were thrown from the upper deck of the stadium before the lower bowl began spewing food a short time later.
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One Twitter user joked that they were witnessing the Phillies’ «here comes pretzel time.» The joke is a reference to an episode of «Simpsons» in which a former New York Yankees pitcher, Whitey Ford, is hit with snacks made by Marge’s character.
As more videos began circulating on social media, it seems some fans were possibly throwing out the hot dog wrappers as well.
According to Phillies Nation, at least 58,000 hot dogs were sold during Tuesday’s game. Philadelphia would lose to the Marlins, 8-4
In 1979, the Chicago White Sox launched a promotion that was noticeably off the rails.
White Sox fans were asked to bring disco albums to the stadium during «Disco Wrecking Night». The team allowed fans to destroy the albums before the start of the second game of a doubleheader.
But things did not go as expected as sections of the outfield grass were damaged by fans. Some fans even tried using explosives to destroy their albums.
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The Phillies played the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon. The team will then travel to Cincinnati for a four-game series against the Reds beginning Thursday.