When the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Gerrit Cole, fans were mad. When they traded Andrew McCutchen, fans were irate. But when Pirates General Manager Frank Coonelly dragged the Pirate Parrot to a GOP event that featured U.S. Congressional candidate Rick Saccone and long-time Trump stooge Kellyanne Conway, fans lost every piece of their damned minds.
Coonelly claims he wasn’t endorsing Saccone at the Spirit of Lincoln Dinner, a fundraiser held by the Allegheny County Republican Committee of Allegheny County, but that he was there to talk baseball. Critics are skeptical, however. But through the powers of mind-reading and body-language interpretation, we were able to hear what was going through our favorite mascot’s head.