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Kipper : #Pirates Will Continue Looking For A New Jolly Roger Logo

By Kipper @pghsportsforum
Back in January of 2013, I broke news that the Pittsburgh Pirates were going to replace the awful McClatchy era "Jolly-Roger" logo with a new design.. The Pirates confirmed this weeks later and even put into affect a committee to come up with Logo ideas.
It was but certain..
Then 2013 ended and there was no word on the Pirates changing their logo. Rumors swirled that they'd debut one at PirateFest, however Tom Smith at Rumbunter broke that the Pirates weren't changing the "Jolly-Roger" logo, but adopting the gold "P" as their primary back in early December... long before the local press mentioned it (a lot of wins for us Bloggers!)
As I did last year, I got the chance to talk to Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly and ask him about the Logo change and what happened. He stated that they had a variety of logos and even chose one that they really liked, however they could convince the Board Members and owner Bob Nutting to go along with the change. Point blank - they didn't like the Logo, but weren't opposed to the idea. I asked Mr. Connelly if they were still pursuing a logo change and he said enthusiastically - Yes. They have plans to continue to try and win over the Board members and owner Bob Nutting and will continue trying until this accomplished.
Until they manage to do so, the gold "P" logo has been adopted as the main logo as the McClatchy-era "jolly roger" is phased out. They are interested in continuing to use the McClatchy-era "jolly roger", but they can't decide on a replacement so the "P" is supposedly the current temporary replacement.

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