A once proud institution who pisses away a loyal following with obviously bad, money-influenced decisions.
The thrift store for all other major league baseball teams.
A monetary drain upon a city that keeps asking for more and more while continuing to offer less and less. Akin to flushing one's money down a toilet.
The response to the question: can a professional baseball team both suck and blow at the same time?
Baseball Exec: Darn, I just lost my catcher for a season due to his thrid drug scandal, what should I do?
Assistant: I'll call the Pittsburgh Pirates and get their starting catcher. I have a used Plymouth I know they'll take for him.
Mayor: I don't understand what happened to all of the city's revenue?
Staff member: I believe we've been Pittsburgh Pirated, sir.
Wow, last night I drank so much that I urinated in my pants, cried like a baby for hours, and then I left the bar. I think a made a complete Pittsburgh Pirate out of myself.