By Jim Owczarski Sports Editor Published May 15, 2012 at 5:00 AM Photography: Andy Tarnoff

Over the weekend, one of the Milwaukee Brewers' famous racing sausages went missing.

Chorizo missed the weekend against the Chicago Cubs, starting a trending Twitter hashtag of #whereschorizo.

Now, you can find him.

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced fans can now come to Miller Park to pick up their own Chorizo lawn ornament, as he hid over 2,000 of them in the grass areas surrounding Miller Park and its parking lots.

Three lawn ornaments will come with a grand prize attached. One will allow that person to have an immediate breakfast with Rollie Fingers in the Helfaer Field Atrium. A second will afford up to four people to watch batting practice from the field with one person tossing the ceremonial first pitch. The third and final grand prize is a home visit from the Klement's Famous Racing Sausages for a tailgate party with supplies provided by Pepsi, Klement's and Milelr at a mutually agreed upon date and event.

Each lawn ornament will have tickets for a Brewers Spring Madness game against the San Francisco Giants on May 21-23. 

Fans who find one can keep it (just one, mind you) and the scavenger hunt will continue until all of them are claimed. Of course, there is no guarantee you will get one - so search quickly!

During the madness, fans can save 50-percent on most tickets $38 or less while Klement's hot dogs and Pepsi products will be just $1 for each game.

There will also be a dutch auction at beginning on Thursday and ending on May 31 at 5 p.m. where fans can bid on five Chorizo lawn ornaments. The initial bid will be $40. Through the auction, the five highest bidders will receive a lawn ornament and will pay the amount of the fifth-highest bid.


Parking: Parking is only available in the Molitor Lot, located directly North of I-94. Fans should enter the lot from Blue Mound Road and walk down Yount Drive to participate in the scavenger hunt.

Jim Owczarski is an award-winning sports journalist and comes to Milwaukee by way of the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network.

A three-year Wisconsin resident who has considered Milwaukee a second home for the better part of seven years, he brings to the market experience covering nearly all major and college sports.

To this point in his career, he has been awarded six national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and projects. He is also a four-time nominee for the prestigious Peter J. Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago Headline Club, and is a two-time winner for Best Sports Story. He has also won numerous other Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards.

Jim's career started in earnest as a North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) senior in 2002 when he received a Richter Fellowship to cover the Chicago White Sox in spring training. He was hired by the Naperville Sun in 2003 and moved on to the Aurora Beacon News in 2007 before joining

In that time, he has covered the events, news and personalities that make up the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, NCAA football, baseball and men's and women's basketball as well as boxing, mixed martial arts and various U.S. Olympic teams.

Golf aficionados who venture into Illinois have also read Jim in GOLF Chicago Magazine as well as the Chicago District Golfer and Illinois Golfer magazines.