We don't know what possessed MSNBC to dig up two-month-old Barbaro content today, but they did. And the specific column that they decided to dust off for readers is a doozy. Here now is Bernie Lincicome of the Rocky Mountain News, who tapped out a heartfelt ode to everyone's favorite injured steed on July 19, which we're quite sure wasn't meant to be ironic, although we had to read it twice to be sure. Our favorite graph:

Well, a crippled Tiny Tim thawed the icy heart of Scrooge, after all. And Barbaro has less a chance of ever walking right again. God bless us, every one.

Honestly, sports columnists are the best.

Uncorrupted Barbaro Is Our New Hero [MSNBC]
Deadspin HOF Nominee; Barbaro [Deadspin]