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The Dirt on the Pittsburgh Parrot

Keystone, this is for you

SI.com published a list of an all-scandal team with players at certain positions.  The list includes Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, several Black Sox players and many more.  But this list also goes as far as to name a Manager, Pete Rose, GM Steve Phillips, Owner George Steinbrenner and Trainer Brian McNamee. 

And the best part is the Mascot for this All-Scandal team is the Pittsburgh Pirate's very own Neon Green Parrot

The bird became embroiled in baseball's cocaine scandal of 1985 when it was revealed before a grand jury in Pittsburgh that he'd introduced assorted members of the Pirates to a local drug peddler and had even distributed a little Peruvian coco powder himself. The Parrot avoided prosecution by cooperating with the FBI.

For those who aren't in the know, there were several games in Pittsburgh earlier where the Parrot (undoubtedly a new guy, but hated nonetheless) actively tried to influence the Cubs Pitchers by sitting behind home plate and acting obnoxiously.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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