John Kass' article in the Trib today playfully blends two of the more ridiculously overblown non-baseball stories in baseball this week: Dusty Baker's comments on skin color and heat and Randall Simon's sausage wearing mascot whacking.
I wanted to know if the Wrigley Field Skin Theory--that skin color determines the ability to best withstand summer heat--also applies to ballpark sausages and mascots in Milwaukee.Hooray for a columnist who has a sense of humor about sports and the silly stories athletes create.
Theoretically, could dark-skinned sausages take the heat in Milwaukee as well as their lighter-skinned brother sausages?
Mr. Serious award goes to Rick Schlesinger, the Brewers vice president of business operations for remarking on the sausage incident:
This is one of the most outrageous things I've ever seen inside a ballpark or outside a ballpark.Lighten up, Rick, it was obviously a playful tap. I think the yahoos at Comiskey last year who decided to attack Royal's coach Tom Gamboa or the cherry bomb incident at the A's game were a little more outrageous than Simon's joking half-swing.