01.30.06

Pirates Add Warm, Cuddly Mascot

Posted in Baseball at 4:07 pm by

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s JoAnne Klimovich Harrop (link swiped from Baseball Musings).

The Pittsburgh Pirates will introduce a new staff member April 16.

Joining the Pirate Parrot will be another team mascot.

“He will not replace the big green chicken because everyone loves him,” said Tim Schuldt, vice president of marketing, sales and broadcasting for the Pirates. “The new mascot will be warm and cuddly with one gold tooth. He looks like a Pirate. One will work the one dugout and the other will work the other. Fans will love him.”

I’ve got just the man for the job — he’s already a big part of recent club history, has spent lots of time on a boat…and knows all about stealing Kevin McClatchy’s money.

(advance warning : I didn’t make up the joke about the boat and stealing money. Whoever did is entitled to a free autographed photo of Stevie Ray Going-Going-Gone.)

4 Responses to “Pirates Add Warm, Cuddly Mascot”

  1. Dave Martin says:

    I guess if you searched the net you might be able to find the story about the real life human (as opposed to the human wearing a big, puffy human suit) who was the Pirates Buccaneer. He was arrested for having sex (with a woman) in a public swiming pool and lost his job. He later was on the Road Rules and played an extra in Kingpin where he got to stage dive during the Blues Traveler, end credits seen.
    That’s a lot to live up to, big puffy suit or not.
    Dave

  2. CSTB says:

    so you’re saying he’s currently on Operation Shutdown, is that it?

  3. sam frank says:

    Dates back to 10/26/02 at least. http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/columnists/20021026madden1026p1.asp

    Some pretty good quotes in there, including:
    Opinions are like Kiss CDs: Everyone has one, and they’re almost all stupid.
    Dale Berra kicks countless grounders but not cocaine.

  4. youthlarge says:

    that would be Timmy from RR2!

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