The Pirates trotted right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett out to the mound on Monday against the Cubs, the 36-year-old making his first Opening Day start in a career that began in 1999.
Every team draws a big crowd on Opening Day and many professional sports teams like the Pirates use promotional items to get them to come back.
Opening Day at PNC Park is a chance to get re-acquainted with familiar faces. And we’re not just talking about the team.
Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said they are going to fight every day and believes they have made steps to be better in 2013.
Fans began filing into PNC Park for Opening Day around noon, but the celebration started well before that.
Pirates President, Frank Coonelly joined the Fan Morning Show live in the PNC Park broadcast booth to preview Opening Day.
Opening Day for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Monday and there are some road closures and detours to be aware of.
Spring Training has ended and the Pirates are headed north for Opening Day.
With less than a week before the Pirates break camp in anticipation for their April 1 home opener against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park, the club has one more known starting pitcher (three) than unknown starting pitchers (two).
The Three Rivers Arts Festival kicked off Friday afternoon in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Dave Crawley captures the color of Pirates’ opening day at PNC Park before and after the afternoon game against Roy Halladay and the Phillies. Comments (in quotes) come from fans.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been playing baseball in this town for 126 years; yet this year, something feels a little bit different.
Pirates’ fans have had to walk the plank for the last 19 seasons. It’s a tough life, taking both dedication and enduring optimism. And Opening Day always brings the hope of a winning season.
It’s time to play ball. Fans are set to pack PNC Park over on the North Shore this afternoon for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Home Opener.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates made a couple moves Wednesday to help finalize the roster for today’s season opener against Philadelphia.