As long as you do your best and give your all, they say, you can hold your head high, win or lose. If that is truly the case, Sausage No. 3 -- the Italian sausage -- left Miller Park with excellent posture Tuesday night.
During the Brewers' Tuesday night loss to the Cardinals, the Miller Park Sausage Race came down to the wire with Sausage No. 3 looking to gain a step on Sausage No. 2 on the home stretch. He didn't.
Sausage No. 3 was not the first victim to a fall in a between-innings race this season. The Freeze has reduced multiple competitors to late-race stumbling.
You live and you learn. Sausage No. 3 fell in a race and, hopefully, learned to give his competitors wider berth in the late stages of a race.