|THE PITTSBURGH PIRATE PARROT
NEW YORK METS
|"WALLY THE GREEN MONSTER"
BOSTON RED SOX
|"BAXTER THE BOBCAT"
|"THE ORIOLE BIRD"
|THE STORY OF THE PIRATE PARROT
The Pirate Parrot is the mascot of the Pittsburgh
Pirates, debuting in 1979. He is a large green parrot
who wears a Pirates jersey and cap. The character
of a parrot was derived from the classic story Treasure
Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, most notably the
one owned by Long John Silver named "Captain Flint".
He is often seen dancing on the dugouts and sitting on some
fans; not to mention shaking his large green belly.
The original Pirate Parrot, Kevin Koch, was a key
contributor to the Pittsburgh drug trials, buying cocaine
and introducing it to several players, and even going as
far as introducing the players to the drug dealers he
bought the cocaine from. The Pirates kept the Pirate
Parrot mascot after Koch's role as the Pirate Parrot
ended due to the drug trials.