Dee Mirich Says Goodbye To Our Editor In Her Own Special Way

She doesn't actually mention him by name, but we know that prolific Internet horse poet Dee Mirich has been touched in a profound way by Will's imminent departure. Just read between the lines of her latest poem and you'll find a stirring tribute to Will, Deadspin, and of course Grade II Peter Pan Stakes winner Casino… » 6/25/08 3:30pm 6/25/08 3:30pm

Prepare Thyself For Impending Debut Of Barbaro's Brother. Oy

Just because you have a famous brother doesn't mean that you will approach the heights of greatness yourself, as anyone who has seen a Daniel Baldwin movie will readily attest. We've previously written about Barbaro's younger brother, of course, but now the horse — named Nicanor — is ready to make his racing debut.… » 5/14/08 6:30pm 5/14/08 6:30pm

Dee Mirich Cranks Out The Classic Of All Classics

Many of us have wondered why prolific message board poet Dee Mirich has remained silent on the tragic Eight Belles Kentucky Derby accident. After all, when Barbaro fell, you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting one of her offerings. But now all is clear: Ms. Mirich had been working feverishly on her magnum opus;… » 5/12/08 12:35pm 5/12/08 12:35pm

Culprit Found In Eight Belles Tragedy. It's Hillary, Of Course

Backing the wrong horse is always deadly in politics, especially when it's an actual horse. Poor Hillary Clinton. How can someone get into trouble just betting on the Kentucky Derby? By making a huge deal about placing a bet on a horse that had to be destroyed right on the track, that's how. Now PETA is firing… » 5/06/08 11:10am 5/06/08 11:10am

Where Is Dee Mirich Now That We Need Her Most??

We think we know why Barbaro has suddenly taken a turn for the worse. As anyone who is familiar with the Barbaro message board knows, Barbaro superfan Dee Mirich is a regular fixture; her fractured mini-essays on love, rainbows and various bird species popping up three, four, five times a day. They have been the glue… » 1/12/07 12:15pm 1/12/07 12:15pm

When Bobby Comes Marching Home Again Hurrah, Hurrah

It's time we all thought about it: What sort of frenzied, de Gaulle-returns-to-Paris scenario will erupt when Barbaro is finally released from the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center? Although his doctors will not be rushed into issuing a time frame for his withdrawal (hmm, that sounds familiar), "BBB's"… » 12/14/06 12:15pm 12/14/06 12:15pm