Milwaukee Brewers home games are a big sausage party.
Well, they used to be, at least. The famous sausage race that takes place before the bottom of the sixth inning of games at Miller Park is in jeopardy after it was revealed that someone stole one of the sausage costumes.
Specifically, local police are on the lookout for the person who stole the Italian sausage costume, estimated to be worth a cool $3,000 (that’s some prime sausage).
The costume was at the Milwaukee Curling Club for a beer tasting and curling event two weeks ago. Police say a witness saw the costume (presumably with a human inside it) leave the event just prior to 8 p.m.
The story then gets a little sketchier. There are some reports that the costume was spotted posing for photos at one or more downtown bars.
“We thought it was funny at the time,” police detective Jeff Vahsholtz told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Now we’re just hoping someone returns it.”
The Italian sausage, also known as Guido, is one of the original three sausages to take part in the race, along with the bratwurst (Brett Wurst) and Polish sausage (Stosh). In the mid-1990s, the hot dog (Frankie Furter) was added to the mix and the chorizo (Cinco) was added back in 2006.
It’s unclear whether police have any leads as to the whereabouts of the costume, nor what charges the person who stole it may be facing. A local mustard company, Mustard Girl All American Mustards, has promised a year’s supply of all-natural, gluten-free mustard (12 bottles a month!) to anyone who returns the costume.
Ultimately, Brewers fans are probably just hoping that their beloved mid-game tradition isn’t in any danger — and that all the actual sausages will be ready for consumption when the Brewers play their home opener on April 1 against the Colorado Rockies.