The Pittsburgh Pirates will have all 16 of their Spring Training home games broadcast on AT&T SportsNet according to the team’s website. The first game is next Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The road schedule for now doesn’t have many options, though that could change for those who have MLB Network available. Their schedule has only been released through March 7th. Five Pirates home games between February 28th and March 7th will be shown on tape delay, as will two road games. We will post the full MLB Network Spring Training schedule once it becomes available. The current schedule can be found here.
The road schedule mostly has radio only options now. Five of the 14 games will be streamed on Pirates.com as webcasts, starting with the Detroit Tigers on March 1st. The games on March 15th and the 20th will show road feeds only on AT&T SportsNet.
All but one of the live broadcasts on AT&T SportsNet has a 1PM start time. The lone exception is the March 25th game against the Baltimore Orioles, which begins at 6PM. The final Spring Training game takes place at home against the Minnesota Twins on March 28th.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.
Hmm what about Breezeline?
I love watching the early games, because I get to watch the kids.
I get to see some of the road games, esp if they play Balt, Phil or Nationals.