The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday that they will abandon the Jolly Roger as the team’s main logo and replace it with the gold “P” that is found on their caps.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “it is the first time since the 1930s that a cartoon pirate will not serve as the team’s primary logo.”
All won’t be lost, though:
The Major League Baseball team will continue to feature the pirate logo on uniform sleeves for the immediate future. The pirate logo is also still part of the team’s official style guide, although the gold, black and red “PIRATES” script that was once a part of the logo has been retired.
And fans can still exclaim, “Raise the Jolly Roger!” when a black-and-white flag sporting a skull and crossed bats is sent up a flagpole at PNC Park — that is, assuming the Pirates win