Monday, May 22, 2006
People really like their horses
By now we're all familiar with the "tragedy" that occurred at Saturday's Preakness. Derby winner Barbaro did not finish the race, costing gamblers everywhere piles of money. One bettor was so pissed, he went down to the race track and broke Barbaro's ankle in two places.
Barbaro got pissed too, and cursed at the man in whatever language a horse speaks in.
Barbaro was rushed to a hospital and had surgery Sunday to repair his ankle. Good news: the surgery went well and our boy is walking. (Apparently if a horse gets hurt, can't walk and fucks up in the second leg of the Triple Crown, they kill it. Sad. Very sad).
But Barbaro seems to be doing well, which will make people everywhere smile. Apparently people really care about horses. As you can see in the photo, people have left signs on the gate of the horsey hospital where Barbaro is being treated. Based on that adorable bubble lettering, we think that Tobey Maguire made the sign that says, "Believe in Barbaro." Leave it to Tobey to not make much sense either.
But our reaction to these signs: Think the horse can read you fucking idiots?
In other news: Albert Pujols smacked his 22nd homerun Sunday after being spotted walking out of a cork shop in Kansas City, Mo.