The pierogi is back in Pittsburgh's pan.
Days after Andrew Kurtz was devoured for making critical remarks about the Pittsburgh Pirates' front office on Facebook, the 24-year-old has been returned to his $25-a-game position as one of the team's racing pierogis. Pirates officials claim that a technicality — and not the bad press generated from the initial firing — is the reason that Kurtz has a job again.
"The employee has been rehired because he was not terminated in accordance with company [human resources] procedures," Brian Warecki, the team's communications director, said in an e-mail Tuesday night. "While his conduct was in violation of our company policy (and many other companies), it was not subject to termination at this time."
Well, whatever keeps frying the dough, I suppose. Hopefully this brief and ridiculous foray into mascot politics has taught Kurtz that the best costumed consumables should only be seen and never heard.