PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – It may be hard to believe, but in a week the Pirates will be back in action. They open the 2014 season Monday, March 31 against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.
To get you ready, KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway are broadcasting from Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton, Fla.
Despite the cold weather, the players are excited to come back to Pittsburgh to start a new quest for a world championship.
Pirates second baseman and native Pittsburgher Neil Walker knows how special last year was for the team and the fans. What is the feeling in the locker room heading into a new season following such a successful one last year?
“We’ve set the bar [higher] this past year and it’s obviously taken a long time for this organization to get back to this point,” says Walker “Having the full fan base back after last season is exciting to know.”