The Pittsburgh Pirates have fired one of their "Racing Pierogi," a takeoff of the Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausages. The Pirates fired Pierogi racer Andrew Kurtz after he criticized the contract extensions of general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell on his Facebook page.
"Coonelly extended the contracts of Russell and Huntington through the 2011 season. That means a 19-straight losing streak. Way to go Pirates."
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Dan Millar, the Pirates' mascot coordinator quickly called Kurtz regarding the post, "He called as the game was going on...I told him I didn't mean anything by it, and he was like, 'Well, why'd you put it up?' I said, it was just an opinion. But he took it negative and talked to his boss. And then they wanted me to turn my uniform in."