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I have heard many stories over the years about the statue of General Phillip Sheridan (Belmont and Sheridan) and his horse. The most frequent story is that when the SF Giants are in town to play the Cubs someone sneaks out and paints the horse's genitals orange. I've also heard it is a hazing prank for rookies for many NL teams. They encourage their rookies to paint the horses genitals their team colors when they are in town. So what's the scoop? Does the horse have his privates painted on occasion and if so by whom? How did the 'tradition' start? Who's job is it to clean it up?

Asked by Toni Roark

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