20 Years Later, the Sausages Still Rule

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The Racing Pierogies

Pierogies are fine for eating – not for racing.(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Pirates, as our friends at Rum Bunter will tell you, have always had something of an inferiority complex when it comes to the Milwaukee Brewers. Sadly, this silly feud came to full steam when the Pirates began their own racing tradition – the Pierogies.

Look at them. What a mess. First off – the Sausages get a ten for style. Like the Holiday Folk Fair in sausage form. Each one sparkles with their own unique personality. The pierogies are a jumbled mess of colored hats, foam and cartoon hands. They certainly don’t look very appetizing or fun to be around. (Ed.’s note: Pierogies are legit. Just not in mascot form.)

Not to mention the stones it takes for a team to copy mascot racing after the famous 2003 incident when Pirates first baseman Randall Simon SMASHED A SAUSAGE IN THE FACE WITH A BAT.

Poor taste, Pirates.