Four Pirates Spring Training games will be broadcast on FSN Pittsburgh: March 6 against the Blue Jays (1:00 PM), March 10 against the Orioles (7:00 PM), March 19 against the Red Sox (1:00 PM), and March 26 against the Yankees (1:00 PM).
In addition, 104.7 FM will carry 12 games, and for all those games not either on FSN Pittsburgh or 104.7 FM, live audio will be available at the Pirates’ website. The Pirates play the State College Of Florida Manatees in an exhibition today, then begin their official Spring Training schedule on the road against the Rays tomorrow at 1:05 PM.
The regular-season broadcast pattern will be familiar:
The regular season on Root Sports will begin with Pirates Opening Day against the Chicago Cubs from Wrigley Field on April 1 at 2:20 p.m. Root Sports will feature live pregame and postgame shows for all 150 regular season game broadcasts, plus weekly editions of Inside Pirates Baseball and other Pirates-related special programming throughout the season, all in HD.
In addition, all 162 regular season games can be heard on 104.7 in Pittsburgh, complete with the “Clint Hurdle Show” before every pregame show and the “Neal Huntington Show” every Sunday prior to the pregame show.
Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Steve Blass, Bob Walk and John Wehner will call the action in 2011. Brown and Neverett will handle the play-by-play duties while Blass, Walk and Wehner serve as color analysts.
(Root Sports is a rebranded name for FOX Sports Pittsburgh.)