In what could quite possibly be the worst news you have read about all day, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday their plan to ditch the iconic Jolly Roger pirate in favor of the gold "P" emblem.
Although the current design (seen above) has been around since 1997, the storied franchise has been using some version of the scowling pirate since the 1930s.
But the look will no longer be the primary option. That title will go to the gold "P" emblem, instead.
“While the ‘P’ was not designated as our primary logo, it has been a part of our brand for more than 100 years and, more recently, the focus of our branding efforts,” team spokesman Brian Warecki wrote in an email. “This change will continue to strengthen that brand identity.”
The initial idea by the franchise was to replace the most recent Jolly Roger with another pirate. However, a consulting group advised against it and thus now we have Pittsburgh's decision to veer away from the scruffy man wearing a red bandana.
Via Post Gazette