Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pirates Extend GM, Manager, Fire Perogi

Hey, we know you can't run around bashing the boss, but don't tell the perogis that, according to Dan Majors of the Post Gazette.

Andrew Kurtz, 24, one of the rotating cast of PNC racing dough balls, wrote on Facebook that "Coonelly extended the contracts of Russell and Huntington through the 2011 season. That means a 19-straight losing streak. Way to go Pirates."

Not very brutal compared to a lot of what we've heard, but more than enough to get a $25/game dumpling boiled in hot water.

Now we know why the Pirates have an IT officer; Kurtz was found out and canned within hours. You can sneak a gimpy-kneed infielder past the suits without a second glance, but they're all over a sassy Sauerkraut Saul.

And geez, he wasn't even DFA'd, just released outright. No problem; Pirate management assures us that there's enough room in the budget to eat his salary and there's a number one draft pick designated perogi at Indy ready to come up; he's finally figured out how to swim in butter and onions.

We're not blaming the Bucs; apparently the kid didn't show up for work one day, either, so they had valid reasons. We've all worked at places that would let you go for less. But the things they keep quiet and the things that get out of the bag are kinda without rhyme or reason.

Lawdy, if I was the PR flack for this team after this week, I'd have to seriously consider a leap off the Clemente Bridge. Then again, the Allegheny might toss him back.


bzepp said...

A photo I made depicting the Pierogi fiasco. Hope you like it.

Ron Ieraci said...

That last note was from Brendan, as in Brendan's Baseball Blog. he's on our blog roll; check out his picture at (hey, just cut and paste it, you're big boys!)