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eyelikeart
Jul 10, 2003, 05:21 PM
I'm still laughing...sorry to anyone who may know this sausage...

http://espn.go.com/page2/s/sausagegate/030710.html

pivo6
Jul 10, 2003, 05:35 PM
The video that they showed on SportsCenter last night didn't look that funny though. The sausage came running past the player,he swings his bat, then the sausage falls down causing the hot dog to fall.

Sun Baked
Jul 10, 2003, 05:44 PM
I can understand going after a big purple dinosaur with a baseball bat, but to beat the sausage in public. :eek:

--- add

He used bad judgement...

But baseball has been going a little overboard lately in attempted prosecution of fans, and players now. :rolleyes:

That deadly weapon charge for the cell phone, shafting Batista for throwing a ball -- when players were let off with shorter punishments for inflicting more damage to other players in later games.

zimv20
Jul 10, 2003, 06:21 PM
maybe he's vegetarian.

eyelikeart
Jul 10, 2003, 06:35 PM
Well, before someone takes this the wrong way...I'm laughing at the way this story is portrayed by the article I posted. It's a total parody. No, it doesn't justify any actions, just something humoring.

medea
Jul 10, 2003, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
Well, before someone takes this the wrong way...I'm laughing at the way this story is portrayed by the article I posted. It's a total parody. No, it doesn't justify any actions, just something humoring.
wait, you mean that actually happened??
heh, if so that story is so wrong.

zimv20
Jul 10, 2003, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by medea
wait, you mean that actually happened??


a less campy report of the story can be found here (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/news/2003/07/10/sausage_folo_ap/)

Sun Baked
Jul 10, 2003, 07:08 PM
Of course if you want to read the Randall Simon sheriff's report (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/randallsimon2.html)

Sort of amazing how quick those things hit the streets these days.

zimv20
Jul 10, 2003, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Sun Baked
Of course if you want to read the Randall Simon sheriff's report (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/randallsimon2.html)



he did use a baseball bat to strike "SAUSAGE" as they ran by


omg is that funny. especially the way it's scrawled on the page. truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

eyelikeart
Jul 10, 2003, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by zimv20
omg is that funny. especially the way it's scrawled on the page. truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

glad someone else is finding the humor of it...I didn't wanna come off as a completely insensitive jerk... ;)

wdlove
Jul 10, 2003, 08:42 PM
I don't think that you are insensitive eyelikeart. Humor is needed otherwise it would be a very dull life. You brighten up the forum!

medea
Jul 10, 2003, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
glad someone else is finding the humor of it...I didn't wanna come off as a completely insensitive jerk... ;)

One day I was sitting at the bar in a cafe with a couple of friends all reading the newspaper and one of my friends reads out lot "Man intentionally tries to run down children in playground...." now of course that is in no way funny but the way he said it made everyone crack up on the spot...

Mr. Anderson
Jul 10, 2003, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by Sun Baked
but to beat the sausage in public. :eek:

That will get you arrested ;)

His excuses were pretty lame....and they did escort him out in handcuffs....ah, got to love the slow news days - tomorrow 5 puppies will have been hit over the center field fence, knocking the hotdog vender into a coma....blah!

D :D

pivo6
Jul 10, 2003, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
glad someone else is finding the humor of it...I didn't wanna come off as a completely insensitive jerk... ;)

I hope I didn't make you feel that way. I just misread the link since it has been in the news all day. If it weren't for the bat, the story would be way too funny.

zimv20
Jul 10, 2003, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
glad someone else is finding the humor of it...I didn't wanna come off as a completely insensitive jerk... ;)

not sure you want to use me as your standard. i've got an extremely odd sense of humor. at least according to just about every person i've ever met in my entire life.

but i'm glad i could help.

zimv20
Jul 10, 2003, 10:11 PM
i just saw the footage for the first time. it _is_ funny. he basically tapped the "head" w/ a bat. but the head is a huge piece of top-heavy foam; he hit maybe 3 feet above where the person's real head is.

then she slowly sort of collapsed to the ground. it kinda looked like 4 year olds playing w/ a nerf bat.

i say it was worth $432.

tazo
Jul 11, 2003, 04:21 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
Well, before someone takes this the wrong way...I'm laughing at the way this story is portrayed by the article I posted. It's a total parody. No, it doesn't justify any actions, just something humoring. exactly the local news purports this to be the rodney king of the sporting world. lol.

its funny how sensationalism works, isn't it? :)

eyelikeart
Jul 11, 2003, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by zimv20
not sure you want to use me as your standard. i've got an extremely odd sense of humor. at least according to just about every person i've ever met in my entire life.

but i'm glad i could help.

apparently u don't know my sense of humor...

I hate to bring it up...but I did start the poop thread...

and u should see some of the stuff Moxie & I joke about... :eek: :D ;)

wdlove
Jul 11, 2003, 10:46 AM
As mentioned by our local sportscaster, apology offered and accepted. The young lady involved thought that it was all in fun! So I agree with him its end of story! :p

Backtothemac
Jul 11, 2003, 11:29 AM
I don't know. If you slow down the frames you can see that at first the sausage's head goes forward, then a second or two later, it goes backwards. Raising the question of a second batter.

Mr. Anderson
Jul 11, 2003, 11:32 AM
Ok, anyone got a link to the video? I'd like to see this....

D

Backtothemac
Jul 11, 2003, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by Mr. Anderson
Ok, anyone got a link to the video? I'd like to see this....

D

Ok, I was just kidding. Bad JFK Reference. THey have it a cnnsi.com and espn.com

Sun Baked
Jul 11, 2003, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
I don't know. If you slow down the frames you can see that at first the sausage's head goes forward, then a second or two later, it goes backwards. Raising the question of a second batter. Hey it was a sausage, you don't really expect there to be more than one batter beating the sausage in public.

It's not like a big annoying singing purple dinosaur showed up and got ripped to shreds by 10's of thousands of people.

eyelikeart
Jul 11, 2003, 12:29 PM
The latest update now is she just wants a bat & an autograph from Simon.

She's basically laughing at the whole ordeal, saying she cannot believe how much it got blown out of proportion by the media. :p

zimv20
Jul 11, 2003, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
I don't know. If you slow down the frames you can see that at first the sausage's head goes forward, then a second or two later, it goes backwards. Raising the question of a second batter.

now _that's_ funny! (and i know funny :-)

...then the bat turned, in mid-air, mind you...

medea
Jul 11, 2003, 01:02 PM
Found these online.....

August 1988 -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda exchanges fisticuffs with the Philly Phanatic after the mascot does a routine using a doll of Lasorda as a punching bag.

September 1989 -- Miami's Sebastian the Ibis leads the Hurricanes onto the field for their annual clash with Florida State carrying a fire extinguisher -- intending to douse the Seminoles' famous flaming spear. Five police officers surround the mascot, slam him against a wall and empty his extinguisher.

January 1991 -- The world famous San Diego Chicken grabs a Chicago Bulls cheerleader, dances with her and rolls her on the floor. She later sues and is awarded $317,000 in damages.

October 1992 -- A fight between mascots breaks out during Northeast Louisiana's homecoming game against Northwestern State, with Northwestern's Vic the Demon landing a series of haymakers after Chief Brave Spirit rips off his head.

April 1994 -- Arizona's Wilbur Wildcat blows out his knee tackling Arkansas' Razorbacks from behind during a Final Four game.

May 1994 -- At the opening of a paint store, Charles Donoghue suffers back injuries from being hugged too hard by the Philly Phanatic. He later sues and is awarded $2.5 million.

August 1994 -- Colorado Rockies radio announcer Jeff Kingery shoves and curses Dinger the Dinosaur after the team mascot falls down a step and bumps into the broadcaster during game action.

October 1994 -- At an exhibition game in Puerto Rico, the Miami Heat's Burnie pulls a female spectator onto the court by her legs. The woman, wife of a local Supreme Court justice, is not amused. Burnie is convicted of aggravated assault and later sued for $1 million.

February 1995 -- Don Jackson, coach of the International Hockey League's Cincinnati Cyclones, is suspended 10 games and fined $1,000 for climbing over the glass and attacking Atlanta Knights mascot Sir Slapshot, who had hit the glass while Jackson was leaning on it.

February 1995 -- During an ESPN-televised timeout, the Stanford Tree and Cal's Oski engage in a legendary wrestling match after Oski apparently taunts the Stanford student section. The two have to be separated by police, but no charges are filed.

April 1995 -- In what will become a running feud over the years, Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky the Mountain Lion challenges the Phoenix Suns' Charles Barkley to a friendly boxing match -- only to get clocked in the face.

October 1995 -- In separate incidents less than a week apart, Seattle's Mariner Moose roller blades into an outfield wall, breaking his ankle, and the Cleveland Indians' Slider falls six feet off an outfield wall, tearing his knee ligament.

October 1995 -- Cal offensive tackle Tarik Glenn slugs Benny Beaver on his way into the locker room after the Oregon mascot -- a 5-foot-9, 135-pound woman -- taps the 6-6, 330-pounder on the shoulder with an inflatable hammer. Later that season, Arizona's 6-5, 305-pound Frank Middleton punches Benny in the head.

October 1995 -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks' Wild Wing performs a stunt in which he he jumps a "wall of fire" ... but doesn't make it all the way over and is set aflame.

October 1995 -- Maine mascot Bananas is slugged in the head and stomach by a player ... from his own team.

November 1996 -- Wisconsin mascot Bucky the Badger is arrested and issued a $141.50 ticket for crowd surfing in the student section. When asked by the booking officer to spell his name, the student begins by saying, "Badger. B-A-D-G ... "

May 1997 -- During Game 5 of a first-round NBA playoff series, NBA Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, 69, takes offense to the Miami Heat's Burnie spraying him and the rest of the Orlando Magic's cheering section with a water gun. He clocks the mascot with a right hook.

September 1997 -- While waiting inside a zamboni machine as part of an unveiling ceremony before the Carolina Hurricanes' first preseason game, the person playing the mascot Stormy has a major anxiety attack, never comes out and is taken to the hospital.

May 1999 -- The Baltimore Orioles' mascot falls 15 feet and breaks his left ankle after a Philadelphia electrician shoves him off the right-field wall at Camden Yards. The mascot sues and wins $59,000 in damages.

July 2000 -- Florida's Billy the Marlin accidentally hits an elderly man in the eye with a tightly wadded T-shirt launched out of a pressurized gun, temporarily knocking him unconscious. The man later files suit but it is unsuccessful.

January 2001 -- The Miami Hurricanes suffer a 15-yard penalty during their Sugar Bowl game against Florida when Sebastian the Ibis runs onto the field and taunts the Gators after a Miami touchdown.

January 2003 -- Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish, fed up with Calgary mascot Harvey the Hound dangling over his team's bench, rips the dog's fabric tongue out of his mouth and tosses it into the stands.

March 2003 -- A scuffle ensues between the Oregon Duck and Utah's Swoop during halftime of a first- round NCAA tournament game when Swoop accidentally rips off the Oregon mascot's head. The two are sent to a room beneath the stands to make peace, later hugging center court to a standing ovation.

wdlove
Jul 11, 2003, 08:18 PM
According to her she only fell because of the top heavy outfit. She's about 5' 2"! The bat just hit cotton!

Durandal7
Jul 11, 2003, 08:24 PM
I saw the footage on TV last night of this. It was one of the funniest things I have seen in a while :D

What brought this on? Did the sausage owe the player money or was the urge to whack that sausage with a bat just too much to overcome? :p

eyelikeart
Jul 11, 2003, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by Durandal7

What brought this on? Did the sausage owe the player money or was the urge to whack that sausage with a bat just too much to overcome? :p

According to Simon's statement, it was more of an encouraging bat-smacking. The sausages were racing I think?

anyway...I still think it's damned funny... :D ;)

Durandal7
Jul 11, 2003, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
According to Simon's statement, it was more of an encouraging bat-smacking. The sausages were racing I think?

anyway...I still think it's damned funny... :D ;)

Getting whacked in the head with a bat always encourages me. But I can't say I would have acted differently in that situation. It did kind of look like fun ;)

wdlove
Jul 12, 2003, 10:30 AM
Does anyone think that he might become the spokesperson for a sausage company?

I wonder if Wisconsin has a 3 strikes and your out law? :p