Baseball stopped in its (race/warning) tracks to watch American Pharoah win the Triple Crown
On Saturday evening, American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown. Now, we know you're reading this on a baseball website, but this is not what happened:
It's actually kind of strange that you thought a horse could have won baseball's Triple Crown before. You're a weirdo, but we like it. Also, we agree with you that "American Pharoah" could have been a great baseball nickname.
No, the racehorse won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday after victories at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, becoming the first since Affirmed in 1978 to win horse racing's Triple Crown. The entire nation stopped to watch, even if they were in the middle of doing something else.
Like, you know, playing baseball:
Just watching a little horse action at the old ballyard... pic.twitter.com/HpawKSjd0B- Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 6, 2015
#Dbacks watched American Pharoah win the triple crown on the Chase Field scoreboard while stretching.- Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) June 6, 2015
Watching Verlander "warm up" ... which consists of him watching the Belmont on the scoreboard at Fifth Third Field. #Tigers- JWagnerBlade (@jwagnerblade) June 6, 2015
A roar goes out at Coors Field as American Pharoah wins the Belmont and Triple Crown. Race was shown on scoreboard.- clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) June 6, 2015
@Reds Thanks for playing the Belmont on the scoreboard! Would've hated to miss that.- Dustin Minthorn (@DM68KBS) June 6, 2015
So, now that the race is over, what happens?
I think they should give American Pharaoh to Miguel Cabrera.- Morgan Ensberg (@MorganEnsberg) June 6, 2015
Two Triple Crown winners hanging out -- what sounds more fun than that?