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Raise the Jolly Roger! Pittsburgh Pirates – Winning!

9 Jul

In the words of Charlie Sheen – “Winning!”

… That’s what the Buccos have been doing! Raise the Jolly Roger – the Pittsburgh Pirates are making Da’ Burgh believe again!

We haven’t had a winning season since 1992, but this year it looks as though the Pirates are out to prove that they aren’t the joke of MLB, as they’ve been portrayed as in recent years.

They’ve been playing in front of sell-out crowds at the gorgeous PNC Park….playing, and actually winning quite a few!

Last night, the Bucs won 7-4 with an exciting 3-run homer by Michael McKenry that had the entire crowd up on their feet. Many Pittsburghers stated that they didn’t know the last time that fans just erupted in cheers over one hit. The excitement around town was tangible, and Twitter was lit up with joyful “Let’s Go Bucs!” tweets.

They play the Cubs again tonight at PNC Park, 7:05pm. You can see McKenry’s hit here: http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=pit

The Pirates are currently 2nd in the National League Central.

As ESPN put it, “The Pirates would be a good bandwagon to jump on right now.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Instead of firing the manager, or making some key trades, the Pittsburgh Pirates fire a Pierogi

19 Jun

Instead of firing the manager, or making some key trades, the Pirates dump a… pierogi. File this under: REALLY?!?

Andrew Kurtz, age 24, was let go on Thursday by the Pittsburgh Pirates, who, after last night’s game against the Cleveland Indians are on a 12-game losing streak.

You might think that this personnel change would be for the betterment of the franchise in an effort to improve their pathetic showing this season, and, well, in recent years, but, you’d think wrong.

They fired a racing pierogi.

No, you didn’t read that sentence wrong, this isn’t an error that my spellcheck missed or a proofreading mistake: they fired a pierogi.

Andrew Kurtz was one of the 4 “pierogis” who ran after the 5th inning at each Pirates home game in “the Great Pittsburgh Pierogi Race N’at” which is sponsored by Mrs. T’s Pierogi’s and features Oliver Onion, Jalapeno Hannah, Cheddar Chester, and Sauerkraut Saul.

He was fired for basically telling the truth about his team on his Facebook page and posting “disparaging comments” about the Pirates. Everyone else says that they suck, but when a pierogi says it – well, that’s a different story.

Facebook isn’t as private as people want to think that it is. Unfortunately, someone from the PIrates organization saw the negative remarks about the team and he was subsequently given the axe. I’d say something about “biting the hand that feeds you” …. but …. that just sounds a bit backward and creepy when speaking of a pierogi.

Maybe he can get a gig doing the Milwaukee Brewers Sausage Races?