Pirates owner Bob Nutting took a picture with a fan wearing a ‘Sell the Team’ shirt in protest.

Pittsburgh Pirates proprietor Bob Nutting is left red-faced as his awkward second with a pissed off fan goes viral… after the exec did not understand he was sporting a ‘Sell the Team’ shirt in protest at ANOTHER dropping season

  • A Pittsburgh-area teenager made his emotions identified about Pirates administration
  • Since shopping for the workforce in 2007, the Pirates have solely had 4 successful seasons
  • That consists of just one postseason sequence look, and two Wild Card losses 

Fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates are fed up with the dearth of funding into their baseball workforce, and it is main some followers to take motion. 

After bumping into Pirates proprietor Bob Nutting, teenager Colin Witte obtained the chance to take an image with him.

Just as the image was being taken, Witte adjusted his jersey revealing a t-shirt beneath with the phrases ‘Sell the Team’ within the Pirates’ font.

Nutting’s response to seeing the shirt was captured dwell on video and in footage.  

Nutting noticing the shirt

Nutting after he realized what the shirt said

Fans of the Pirates are fed up with possession who proceed to underfund their roster

The discontent of Pirates followers might be justified, contemplating the dearth of outcomes throughout Nutting’s time as principal proprietor.

Since Nutting took over the workforce in 2007, the workforce has solely been above .500 in 4 of the previous 15 seasons, and are on monitor for what can be a fourth consecutive dropping season. 

In that point, the workforce has solely been to at least one playoff sequence in 2013, dropping to the eventual National League champion St. Louis Cardinals in 5 video games. 

The workforce additionally made three Wild Card video games, solely successful one.

All of that is taking place whereas the roster has been uncompetitive, with the $65.5m in whole workforce payroll the third lowest in all the league.

That quantity can also be $47m lower than the subsequent closest workforce of their division – the NL Central.

Pittsburgh fans haven't had much to cheer about lately, with three consecutive losing seasons

Pittsburgh followers have not had a lot to cheer about these days, with three consecutive dropping seasons