For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, the Urinal Run is the real race of importance at the Preakness Stakes. Essentially, it's just some drunk dude hopping on top of the line of urinals in the infield and attempting to run across all of them while getting full beer cans chucked at him. God bless America. Here's an example of the hilarity.
That's definitely a better show than a horse race.
So how can the Preakness stop this? Well, no longer will ruffians be able to bring their own liquid refreshment in with which to huck at foolish daredevils. Such a pity.
Buckcherry over Urinal Run? There is no God.
"No beverage of any kind (cans or bottles), including alcohol, soft drinks and water will be allowed to be brought into the public infield. Sixteen ounce beers will be sold for $3.50."
Softening the blow was the announcement that there will be several added entertainment elements, including a pro women's beach volleyball tournament and a concert featuring Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer ZZ Top, contemporary rockers Buckcherry and a local group yet to be announced.
This moment has been coming for some time though. Last year to try and prevent the Urinal Run the Preakness spaced the port-o-johns out more, which led to this truly awesome series of pictures being taken by the Baltimore Sun:
God speed Urinal Run. May you rest as soundly as that drunken idiot.
Preakness tradition ends [Baltimore Sun]