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Let’s Get Weird Sports Podcast #25: The Cocaine Pirates

Before the NCAA Tournament starts, let’s get weird.

Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

We haven’t had a Let’s Get Weird Sports podcast in a while, but while we have a break before the NCAA Tournament we were able to record a shortened edition. This week (as if this was a weekly podcast) Paul and I discuss the wild times that the early 1980s were in the city of Pittsburgh. It was a time when the Pirate Parrot, the team’s mascot was essentially the team’s cocaine connection, and a lot of strange things occurred as a result.

So sit back and relax as we discuss the Cocaine Pirates, one of the rowdiest groups of baseball players that have ever graced the Majors. There is cocaine running in Miami, a mascot having sex while in the costume, a prison sentence with someone become born again, and even more in this one, so it is not your typical Let’s Get Weird Sports. We hope you enjoy this one.