The Story: You really need me to explain Rudolph? Ok. Ok. Caribou becomes cult icon after saving the day for Santa.
The Meaning: Provided an opportunity, an underdog can achieve great things.
Pirates Equivalent: Pirates land Jose Tabata in a trade with Yankees. Background is sketchy. Then his wife steals a baby. Land of Misfit Toys jokes circulate. Tabata arrives in Pittsburgh and does work. Like this: