Bad News Keeps Coming for the Pirates

The bad news never seems to end for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  There isn’t anything positive about the news that  Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly is facing charges for driving under the influence.

Coonelly did comment at length in the article on his actions, here is some of what he had to say.

“My actions that evening were irresponsible and wrong,” Coonelly said in a statement. He arrived this morning in Bradenton, Fla., to join the Pirates at their spring training complex.

“I take full and sole responsibility for them. There is no excuse for ever driving under the influence of alcohol.”

We would surely think that at some point the Pirates will be able to go more than a few months without something negative happening to someone in the organization.  From number one draft picks fighting in bars to an incredible story of a stolen baby, poor decisions are made consistently leading to Deadspin story after Deadspin story.

We’re simply waiting for the day when it all ends for the Pirates–the losing and the drama.


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  • dbazz5

    Let’s be clear about one thing when it comes to Bob Nutting…..He could care less.He could care less about Pittsburgh, he could care less about the freshness of the food he sells at PNC Park, he could care less about the signs he puts up in RF, and he (especially) could care less about what type of team he puts on the field.The only thing he cares about is being bothered in regards to the 16 year fiasco of losing that he has perpetrated with the franchise once known as the Pittsburgh Pirates.As mentioned many times, he works with a complete and total “in your face” mentality.As for the latest news….He could care less about his supposed President roaming the wrong way on a Pittsburgh street, high on alcohol, without a license.He obviously received the news a couple days before Christmas, and passed it off like a bad cold…..He could care less.As for his PR Department, I personally doubt that it even exists. The only PR Department I’m aware of that works for the Nutting Regime is the half dozen or so Propaganda Sheets that the Regime feeds garbage info on a daily basis.In return, they receive a “meet and greet” at Pirate fest where they can sit and talk about draft pool numbers, WAR figures and how many steps it takes to field a ground ball in the hole, on a rainy day. They’re able to sit with Nutting Regime members that grin and bear it for an hour or so before they beg off for dindin at the Capitol Grille.The PR amateurs are assured tickets to a few day games, complimentary programs and a season long ducat for free coffee. They’re sent back on their merry way to blog their faces off about how everyone that questions the Regime wears tin foil hats and hang out with the fools on Smiziks blog.When one gets too loud, they laugh and call you a conspiracy monger.In reality, they know all too well that Bob Nutting wouldn’t know a conspiracy if it poked his cheek like a hot needle going through an uncooked sausage…. Because he works…. In your face.Make no bones about it, Nutting conducts his self appointed interviews during training camp with the precision of Richard Nixon. He may not be as savvy as Nixon, but he damn sure is as tricky…..Case in point, the recent round of softballs thrown to him by hockey (?) expert Rob Rossi.Bob Nutting will let the Coonelly Incident pass no differently than a worker at Heinz will concern themselves with a passing car on their way to work this morning on Rt. 28.It means nothing to him.He’ll collect his money bags and check them into a safe somewhere south of the PA border, and from their…..Such is life for another day……End of story.
    Daquido Bazzini