In order to take a 2-1 NLDS lead over the Cardinals on Tuesday, the Phillies had to overcome serious adversity. Playing on the road is always a challenge — especially during the postseason. Visiting players have to deal with unfamiliar locker rooms, noisy crowds, and unruly fans. In rare instances, the visiting team even has to deal with horse crap.
When we say horse crap we aren’t talking about the phrase that is synonymous with nonsense; we’re talking about actual crap. Before Game 3 at Busch Stadium Tuesday night, the Cardinals had the Budweiser Clydesdales do a little trot around the stadium. As Hardball Talk shared with us, Shane Victorino said the horses left quite a mark.
“How about the horses?” Victorino jokingly asked CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury after the win. “They went around a second time and crapped all by our dugout. It smelled awful. I think they did it on purpose. There was poo everywhere.”
Poor Victorino. The guy has had to deal with fans dumping beer on him during road games and now he and his teammates have to smell poo before a playoff game. Judging by the size of those Budweiser horses, I’m guessing they pack quite a punch. Training horses to take a dump in front of the visitor’s dugout: The latest innovation in home-field advantage.Google+