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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:05 pm

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=479247

Adios, Chorizo! . . .

We won't see you again until the home opener next season.

Lost in the local and national hubbub over the introduction of a fifth Racing Sausage to the Klement's lineup at Miller Park is the fact that Major League Baseball, which has authority over such merchandising and licensing matters, has put the Chorizo back in the freezer.

Baseball has strict rules for clubs that want to introduce a new mascot, uniform or logo change, and the Chorizo got caught up in the rules.

According to Susan Goodenow, an MLB spokesman, baseball wants to be sure that fans tie into new characters or promotions from a marketing and licensing standpoint.

She said baseball granted the Milwaukee Brewers a special dispensation allowing the character to participate in last Saturday's Sausage Race as part of Cerveceros Day at Miller Park.

But for the Chorizo, it was one and done for 2006. And with it went a public relations campaign that got Klement's and the Brewers national publicity.

"We were pleased with MLB that they granted us permission to introduce the Chorizo in midseason," Rick Schlesinger, the team's executive vice president for business operations, said Tuesday. "Baseball also has been very accommodating to us with new jerseys and the Negro Leagues tribute. We fully understand the rules when these things are introduced and the timing. It benefits all of the teams."

When teams want to make a chance in uniform or logo or mascot, the waiting period is generally between 12 and 18 months.

Dan Lipke, Klement's senior vice president of sales and marketing, said the company had no problems putting the Chorizo on the physically unable to perform list for the rest of the season.

"Everything in sports and business is a work in progress," Lipke said. "It is what it is."

Lipke said the downtime would enable Klement's and the Brewers to design new marketing and promotion programs for the five racing sausages.

"But baseball has the final say," he said.


Anyone else find the whole illegal Mexican immigrant issue and the illegally registered Mexican sausage kind of ironic? ;-7

So long Chorizo. We hardly knew ye. :,-(
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Postby byfrcp » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:08 pm

The PTI and ATH guys mentioned how stupid it is that Selig let this steroid stuff go one for so many years, yet he's enforcing this mascot rule on Chorizo in like 3 days since his debut.

I say...

VIVA LA CHHHOOOORRIIIZZOOOOOO!
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:11 pm

byfrcp wrote:The PTI and ATH guys mentioned how stupid it is that Selig let this steroid stuff go one for so many years, yet he's enforcing this mascot rule on Chorizo in like 3 days since his debut.

I say...

VIVA LA CHHHOOOORRIIIZZOOOOOO!


LOL... ;-D
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Postby wrveres » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:39 pm

byfrcp wrote:The PTI and ATH guys mentioned how stupid it is that Selig let this steroid stuff go one for so many years, yet he's enforcing this mascot rule on Chorizo in like 3 days since his debut.

I say...

VIVA LA CHHHOOOORRIIIZZOOOOOO!



well only if the Mascot Union was as powerful as the Players Union, eh?

I'm no fan of Selig, but ESPN and therefore the fans, need to quit blaming all of the problems in baseball on Bud Selig. In the history of our sport, Selig oversaw the largest growth in every category across the board, and its not even close. Credit needs to be given where credit is due.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:56 pm

Amazing. Is it that big on an issue to let them have a guy in a suit run around the ball park?
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Re: Chorizo back in the freezer

Postby Apollo » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:25 pm

[quote="teddy ballgame"]

Anyone else find the whole illegal Mexican immigrant issue and the illegally registered Mexican sausage kind of ironic? ;-7

So long Chorizo. We hardly knew ye. :,-(


This is kind of out of context. They knew before the chorizo even debuted that it would be a one-game thing. It's not like it was "illegally registered"--they asked for a one-game exemption to the rule and MLB gave it to them.

This was the plan all along...
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Re: Chorizo back in the freezer

Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:47 pm

Apollo wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:
Anyone else find the whole illegal Mexican immigrant issue and the illegally registered Mexican sausage kind of ironic? ;-7

So long Chorizo. We hardly knew ye. :,-(



This is kind of out of context. They knew before the chorizo even debuted that it would be a one-game thing. It's not like it was "illegally registered"--they asked for a one-game exemption to the rule and MLB gave it to them.

This was the plan all along...

Oh, well that's not the way anything I read or saw explained it. They said he was joining the circuit and I don't know why there would be all this stuff about him leaving if he was only supposed to be there for one game...not to mention it's been like 5 games.

About my comment, it was a joke. ;-7
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Re: Chorizo back in the freezer

Postby zevon » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:51 pm

Apollo wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:
This is kind of out of context. They knew before the chorizo even debuted that it would be a one-game thing. It's not like it was "illegally registered"--they asked for a one-game exemption to the rule and MLB gave it to them.

This was the plan all along...


Kind of like a Green Card I guess?
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Postby Tiki Barber's Barber » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:57 pm

is it just me, or does this sausage have an uncanny resemblance to Ozzie Guillen?
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Postby hwiggen » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:57 pm

So I click on this topic, not quite sure what it was about, something about in the freezer, and there is a picture of Ted Williams...
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