A few days ago Pittsburgh Pirates management announced they had extended the contracts of Manager John Russell and General Manager Neal Huntington in October of 2009. Despite throwing a press conference last time around, everyone involved was sworn to secrecy. No one really knows why this happened and fans are understandably frustrated.
Frustrated fans are typically not quiet ones. Case in point, Andrew Kurtz. He’s a serious fan. So much so that he dresses up in a pierogi suit and runs around PNC Park in The Great Pittsburgh Pierogi Race N’At. Like many people, he also has a Facebook page where he happened to post a pretty mild statement about this latest insanity from his beloved Pirates’ management.
Then he was dooced.
And the story made the front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Today the Pirates announced the re-hiring of Kurtz, claiming it wasn’t done according to proper procedures. Surely it had nothing to do with the wave of bad publicity, or the revelation that the Pierogi races are rigged scripted.
ClumberKim is raising two little Yinzers in the City of Champions (and the Pirates).