Boring Pittsburgh was invited to a Facebook group called “Boycott the Pittsburgh Pirates“. We thought it was a joke at first – or an attempt at revenge by the fired Pierogie mascot… but after reading the wall posts, it was clear that these were some pissed off fans. While the boycott doesn’t appear to be a successful one yet, they’re doing their best to get the point across…
The level of disappointment with the Pirates has reached a new high. Why do they keep doing this year after stinking year? It’s embarrassing. -Joe
A successful boycott could either result in a change in management or maybe even the sale of the team. It’s worth it either way. If they’re not going to be competetive the sport loses it’s entertainment value. We might as well replace them with something amusing. An X games arena, Elmo N friends, roller durby, fill the… stadium with water and reenact naval battles, competetive eating, anatomical theater… Pretty much anything else is less boring than Pittsburgh baseball. We should have a public burning of Pirates swag as a launch event. Just saying… -Dave
It just sucks having 2 championship callibre teams and then the joke of the league. When I was growing up in the 70′s, 80s and 90′s this team was the team to beat. They sold out every game and people couldn’t wait for the season to start. Now people can’t wait for the season to end. If they would of kept the guys t…hey traded over the past 4 years with the young pitching staff they have now they would be contenders. I don’t know what they are thinking, but if they trade sanchez I promise you I will not go to another game until they get a new owner. Come on put a competitive team out there I don’t want a world series, but I would like to still be playing in October. -J.J.
Since the BPGH Facebook page is generally an open area to share ideas and happenings in the Burgh, we thought we should ask our friends what they would do. Accept or decline?
So far, the vote is telling us to hit the decline button. There are some excellent comments here and we’re thankful for having a group of engaging and responsive friends on Facebook. 28 comments and no trolls, that’s amazing!
Two winning comments:
Irrelevant, it’s not a boycott if you wouldn’t have gone in the first place. -Tom
great chatting with everyone. Ultimately, it’s Boring Pgh’s choice. And as sad as I am to admit this, Boring Pittsburgh, your mission, I think, is to provide Pittsburgh with via options for entertainment. And although the ‘entertainment’ part is questionable, attending a Pirates game is an option to mitigate boredom. Have a great day yinz! -Stephanie