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Phillies CF Shane Victorino: ‘There Was Poo Everywhere’

Now there’s a provocative and attention-grabbing headline if there ever was one. But what is the Phillies center fielder referring to with his “poo everywhere” pronouncement? A post-game catered feast in the clubhouse gone horribly wrong? A laxative-fueled rookie hazing ritual? While those two possibilities would have been hilarious, he was actually speaking to the piles-of-feces-leaving laps the Budweiser Clydesdales took around Busch Stadium prior to Tuesday night’s game between the Phillies and Cardinals in St. Louis.

From CSN Philly (via The700Level):

The famed Budweiser Clydesdales trotted around the warning track a couple of times to big cheers from the crowd.

Shane Victorino wishes they had went around just once.

“How about the horses?” a giddy Victorino said in the clubhouse after the Phillies’ 3-2 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.”

It should come as no surprise that the equine symbols of the Anheuser-Busch Company are prominently showcased at a stadium whose name pays tribute to the company that practically owns St. Louis, but trotting them around to poop all over the place prior to a playoff game? That’s pretty, um, …lame.

I bet you thought I was going to go with “crappy” there, didn’t you? Come on, does everything have to involve toilet humor with you people?

Animal House at Busch Stadium in Game 3 [CSN Philly (via The700Level)]