March 5, 2013
The Pittsburgh Pirates are known for a couple of things: One, they have a horrible team each year. Two, they have a lovely business going, thanks to a low payroll and league-wide revenue sharing, which lets them make a profit even if fans don't show up to the games that the Pirates aren't investing in winning anyway.
That's why it's especially endearing that the Pirates have managed to wrangle another $28,000 -- and from fans who couldn't have enjoyed their visit to PNC Park all that much, either.
Allegheny County Judge Philip Ignelzi ruled that Rachel George, 21, and her 50-year-old father, Christopher, must pay $28,000 in restitution to the Pirates after an altercation last year that led to a security guard losing part of his finger, according to WTAE Pittsburgh. As part of the ruling, both father and daughter have been banned from PNC Park for life, and both will serve two years of probation. Rachel George will also have 30 days of house arrest.
The pair was on their first visit to P