July 12, 2003


Mandy Block, the sausage mascot who was felled by pirate Randall Simon in a cruel race attack, isn‘t going to sue:

"I'm like, 'I'm just a sausage guys. It's not a big deal. I'm fine."'

She’s settled for an apology and the bat Simon swung at her. This marks a breakthough in the long-running bloodfeud between athletes and oversized costume wearers.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 12, 2003 01:47 PM

Professional sports-people beat their sausage in public all the time; what's the problem?

Posted by: paul bickford at July 12, 2003 at 04:18 PM

Food fight!

Posted by: Paul Zrimsek at July 12, 2003 at 04:41 PM

Mandy Block accepted his apology. I admire her. I enjoy imagining that somewhere there's a lawyer weeping bitter tears into his martini. She may have gained a souvenir baseball bat, but he lost a BMW.

Posted by: Ernie G at July 13, 2003 at 04:12 AM

For the next couple of years ol' Randall Simon is going to hear some absolutely nasty taunts in opposing ballparks. Said taunts will, of course, incorporate the word "sausage" in them. As far as I'm concerned, this is A Good Thing. He has now entered baseball's big-time punk club, alongside Roberto Alomar and Roger Clemens.

Posted by: David Crawford at July 13, 2003 at 05:53 AM

Yeah, if there had been a lawsuit, she surely would have been the wiener.

Posted by: Wonderduck (formerly just Eric) at July 13, 2003 at 01:39 PM