When the Redcoats walked off the field after losing the Revolutionary War to George Washington's Yankees, the British army played a tune called "The World Turn'd Upside Down".
That song title conveys the cognitive dissonance I have been experiencing since reading this shocking headline:
Pirates Agree To Terms With Russell Martin
Cognitive dissonance is defined as:
"The feeling of discomfort when simultaneously holding two or more conflicting cognitions: ideas, beliefs, values or emotional reactions."
The conflicting ideas in this case are: