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Case of the Brewers' missing Italian sausage is solved!

Updated: 2013-02-28T06:14:58Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Look for this in a future episode of your favorite police drama.

Ripped from the headlines: Brewers’ sausage costume missing!

A nearly two-week manhunt for Guido, the 7-foot Italian sausage costume that takes part in the sausage races at Brewers game, ended peacefully on Wednesday night, according to the Journal Sentinel.

Word got out Wednesday that the costume was missing, and an intense search for the missing link (sorry, that was the Journal Sentinel’s headline) was on. Among the rewards offered were a year’s supply of mustard and sauerkraut. No, I’m not making that up.

Someone wearing the costume had last been seen bar-hopping in the Cedarburg, Wis., on Feb. 16 for a fundraiser at local establishments.

According to the Journal-Sentinel, two men (one wearing a hoodie pulled tight over his face) took the costume into TJ Ryan's bar in Cedarburg on Wednesday night, put Guido on a stool and told the staff, “You did not see anything," according to bartender Jen Mohney. (Not making that up, either)

Mohney called the police, but the duo had fled before the authorities arrived.

If this particular sausage seems vaguely familiar, it’s because Guido has been the subject of a police investigation before.

During a daily sausage race in July 2003, Randall Simon of the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a bat out of the dugout and hit a woman wearing the costume. She fell and skinned her knee. Simon was suspended for three games and fined $432 for disorderly conduct.

Here is the YouTube video on that:

The Racing Sausages also including Bratwurst, Polish Sausage, Hot Dog and Chorizo.

You can read more here.

**But that wasn’t the only baseball oddity on Wednesday. Before the Blue Jays-Astros game in Florida, tenor Jeff Fuller messed up both the U.S. and Canadian national anthems. In the midst of the botched Canadian anthem, he started again, had trouble again, and stopped.

Fuller then had trouble with the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

From USA Today: “Somewhere around ‘broad stripes and bright stars,’ Fuller faltered again. This time, though, he quickly regrouped and finished strong – and accurately.”

Toronto manager John Gibbons told reporters: “Poor guy, nowhere to hide. I admire him for sticking out there and doing it.”

For more on that, check out this. Here’s the YouTube video, too:

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