Thousands of Brewers' Polish Sausages snapped up in promotion
MILWAUKEE - The Polish Sausage has been found. Make that thousands of polish sausages.
And you, the Brewers fan, have taken them all.
In what has become a yearly tradition, the Brewers have placed thousands of sausage ornaments across the area around Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Starting at 5:00 a.m., fans picked up one ornament with tickets for games on May 20-22 during the Brewers' "Spring Madness" promotion with selected seats at half price for those who didn't snap up the sausages.
A woman was reportedly the first Brewers fan to pick up the sausage ornament, at 5:01 a.m.
"I'm a diehard, and I'm 100% Polish. It's a double win," said Sharon, who told both 620WTMJ and TODAY'S TMJ4 that she knew something was up when the Polish Sausage didn't run in Wednesday's sausage race.
"I came Thursday morning, Friday morning. I came today when the gates were locked, and I said, 'Today's the day,' and I got one!"
"It's really fun to be out here - and I hope everybody got one," said Angelica Trevino, a young fan.
Not everyone got one.
The Brewers are selling more of them at Miller Park, while the first eBay auction of a Polish Sausage was found at about 6:40 a.m.
In 2011, the Brewers unveiled such a promo with "Where's Bernie?" followed by "Where's Chorizo" in 2012.
"The fans showed a lot of passionate feelings about this whole idea? We decided to do it again. At the last home game at the sausage race, Polish was missing. That prompted our Spring Madness,"