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.