Sunday, May 03, 2009

Juan Castro on His Horse

Juan Castro watches the Kentucky Derby in the Dodgers clubhouse before Saturday's game.

From "Wolf picks Derby winner" by Michael Becker at the Press-Enterprise blog:

For those thinking, "Who in the world picked 50-1 long-shot Mine That Bird to win the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby?" here's one: Dodgers starting pitcher Randy Wolf.

Wolf took home a considerable pot in the team's Derby pool when Mine That Bird crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs on Saturday afternoon. But he wasn't without help. Outfielder Matt Kemp actually suggested the horse to Wolf.

"It's going to be a good day for you," Kemp told Wolf after Mine That Bird crossed the wire.

Kemp with another assist! And what contest did Castro win to be able to ride that cardboard horse?

photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers


Mike Scioscia's tragic illness said...

I know Diamond labeled that as Juan Castro, but I'm pretty sure it's Furcal (see 15 on the horse)... still, great picture!

Orel said...

That's actually how labeled it. Although you present a compelling argument for Furcal.

Mike said...

What makes you so sure that he "won" something in order to ride that horse?

Fred's Brim said...

i wonder who made it - it's a pretty decent job!

Mike Scioscia's tragic illness said...

Damon - i hope that's a joke? I thought it looked like Furcal as soon as I saw it (you can see his mustache) and then the #15 sealed it for me.

Damon said...

Yea I'm just joking

Chappy said...

It looks like Furcal to me too.

Besides, only a star player would get away with that sort of crap in the club-house, no?

Steve Sax said...

Well, Castro is batting .333 to Furcal's .258.