Monday, October 24th, 2016

C’mon chorizo!


The Milwaukee Brewers are adding a new sausage to the race, the chorizo. So that’s five, count ’em five, racing sausages from which you can chose to wager on: the hot dog, the Polish sausage, the bratwurst, the Italian, and now the chorizo. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. The Brewers are trying to attract more Hispanics to the audience, and this is just one way to do it. Yes, it’s pandering to one ethnic group. So what?

But I have some questions regarding the new racing sausage:

  • If I continue to bet on the Polish, do I run the risk of being called ethnocentric?
  • If I put ketchup on my chorizo, is that racist?
  • Will the Milwaukee Brewers stop selling French’s mustard and relish on Cinco De Mayo?
  • When are the Brewers coming out with Secret Stadium Salsa?
  • If the Brewer employee wearing the chorizo costume clowns around instead of running a serious race, will they run the risk of perpetuating the racist stereotype that Mexicans are slow and lazy?
  • Will Rob Edwards be forced to learn Spanish? Will he have to call the race in Spanish?
  • If Randall Simon whacks this sausage with a bat, will it spark an international incident? Will he be charged with a hate crime?
  • If they get Dos Equis to be the sponsor, can we have the giant beer mug back?
  • Do Muslims and Jews get offended by running pork products?

And if you haven’t yet checked it out, Dennis York reports there are already problems with the Milwaukee Brewers’ latest employee.

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