Wednesday, February 27, 2013

One of the racing sausages for the Milwaukee Brewers is missing

Guido is pictured in the far right

The famous Racing Sausages Race held by the Milwaukee Brewers during home games is a delight for anyone who has ever encourted it. However, the race may be in jeopardy after a report has surfaced claiming that one of the sausages is missing.

Guido the Italian Sausage has been reported missing after last being seen barhopping in the Milwaukee area a couple of weekends ago. It is not known who was wearing the costume at the time, nor is it known where the $3,000 suit went.

The 7-foot-long weenie was lying unused in a backroom at the Milwaukee Curling Club's new Cedarburg location during a fundraiser on Feb. 16 with beer-tasting and curling, and a witness saw the sausage walk out of the south door about 7:45 p.m., Cedarburg police Detective Jeff Vahsholtz said Wednesday. The Italian walked into TJ Ryan's in Cedarburg an hour later and also made an appearance around midnight at The Roadhouse Bar and Grill.

Police are still interviewing bar patrons in hopes of finding the costume.

The costume is owned by Milwaukee-based sausage company Klement's, not the Brewers, and police have yet to say whether or not there are planning to press charges on the perpetrator(s) once found.

On a related note, Guido was once struck by visiting Chicago Cubs player Randall Simon with a baseball bat in 2003. Simon leaned over the dugout railing and hit the Italian native with a bat, causing the poor sausage to fall into the path of another racer. Simon was questioned by police and later fined $432.10 for disorderly conduct and suspended three games by MLB.

Via Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel

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