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Preakness Infield: The Blood Photos



So I was discussing with some Preakness Infielders what would make a good photo, something that truly captured the moment. Then this chap walked by. Unsteadily, I should add. Everyone was taking his photo, although his head kept bobbing back and forth, which made things more difficult. I thought about asking him to stop and pose, but, you know.

The Infield fights were definitely on a weird loop; one guy would emerge from the scrum, show his friends exactly the punch kick and knee moves he had used on others inside the scrum, and then go back in. Usually just a little pushing and spittle-filled screams were required to set off another scrum. A Post colleague saw one young woman get blasted in the face by a young gent. All in all, the Infield strikes me as a strange place to take a baby, although I did, in fact, see one woman carrying a baby down some muddy path.

You do wonder why we've seen all these careful essays predicting the downfall of the American empire, though. More photos after the jump, including one with lots of blood that squeamish readers should probably avoid.











By Dan Steinberg  |  May 19, 2008; 10:14 AM ET
Categories:  Weirdness  
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Comments

So, lots of people go to Preakness, get drunk, and punch each other in the face?

Umm, wtf?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 19, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

And yet, American University students repeatedly storming the floor will still seem utterly preposterous this winter.

Posted by: StetSports.com | May 19, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I need a shower just from reading about the Preakness infield.

Posted by: qualude conduct | May 19, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I would not be surprised if that above mentioned baby had burst forth from his mother's womb just minutes before Dan spotted them on the muddy path.

Posted by: Smarty Jones Blows | May 19, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

If only I'd known that to save the State's horse racing industry, I didn't need slots, I just needed more alcohol and idiots.

Posted by: Gov. Ehrlich | May 19, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing the guy who showed up in a seersucker suit was murdered

Posted by: jrp | May 19, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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