Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, Randall Simon, Bratwurst Festival
Simon, Randall; Major League Baseball (Organization); Sausages; Festivals
Randall Simon is a very lucky man. When he took his bat to the nearest sausage it was blind luck that it was not the Bratwurst that was within his strike zone along the railing of the Pirates dugout. Those of us who have called Wisconsin home at one point in our lives know that, although Italian sausage may be savored by many, it is only the Brat that has sacred iconic status in the home state of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy. There are many other places that claim to hold a Bratwurst Festival but the annual event in Sheboygan is the only one that requires a pilgrimage of the faithful.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Randall Simon's Sausage Assault, Mascots, and the All-Star Game" (2003). On Sport and Society. 549.