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Pirates Getting National TV Time in 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced four home game time changes to accommodate National Television. The games are as follows:

Monday, March 31 (Opening Day) – Game moved from 1:35 PM to 1:05 PM for an ESPN national telecast.

Sunday, May 11 – Game against the Cardinals moves from 1:35 PM to 8:05 PM as ESPN’s exclusive National Sunday Night Baseball telecast.

Saturday, May 24 – Game against the Nationals moves from 4:05 PM to 7:15 PM for an exclusive FOX national telecast.

Saturday, August 30 – Game against the Reds moves from 7:05 PM to 4:05 PM for a national telecast on Fox Sports 1.

The August 30th game was originally a Skyblast concert with Gavin DeGraw. It will now be a “FanJams” game, with a later fireworks night to be announced. I assume “FanJams” means “concert with no fireworks”.

ROOT Sports will also carry Opening Day and the August 30th game.

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  • MattInMD

    Nice the Pirates are getting the exposure. Alas, this is bit of Murphy’s Law for me – I was planning to visit home for Memorial Day weekend and take the kid to that Saturday afternoon game (and get those coveted Pedro bobbleheads), but Mom won’t let me keep the kid up late enough for a 7:05 game.

    • oldballs

      cutch bobblehead. pedro’s is saturday game of mets series

      • oldballs

        never mind i had that mixed up. cutch bobble head mets weekend per current pirates promotional schedule. pedro’s bobble head nats weekend.

  • CalipariFan506

    I wish John Miller still did Sunday Night Baseball.

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