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The Pirates re-hire the pierogi

Jun 23, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

The Pirates haven’t had a great week, public relations-wise.  First there was that whole mess with whether or not John Russell was going to be fired or whether he got an extension or whatever. Then they went and fired their racing pierogi for insubordination and caught all kinds of hell for it.

It’s always hard for an organization to admit when it erred, but the Pirates have done that, and have now re-hired the pierogi. Of course the Pirates say that the bad publicity over l’affaire pierogi had nothing to do with it. Rather, it was because “he had not been dismissed in accordance with company procedures.”

In other news, (a) the Pirates have company procedures that govern the employment conditions for guys who dress up in pierogi suits and run around the ballpark; and (b) Pirates employees should now feel a lot more comfortable about ripping their employers in the Internet.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Jun 23, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Pirates also got some heat from the sausage union in Milwaukee.And you know what happens when you cross them, they don’t stuff with potatoes, ya’fallaw?

  2. InnocentBystander - Jun 23, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    The pierogi pulled a “General McChrystal”…badmouthed his boss but kept his job. Somebody give me credit at urbandictionary.com!

  3. BC - Jun 23, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Live in fear of the pierogi.

  4. JBerardi - Jun 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    What can they do? He’s the face of the franchise.

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