PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – During Pittsburgh’s National League wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, ESPN’s cameras caught a Pirates fan standing in the Giants’ dugout, looking rather lost.
Turns out that woman was actually fine to be there.
A Pittsburgh Pirates spokesperson tells KDKA the woman was a credentialed member of the media with proper access credentials.
She was hired, along with a number of other photo runners, to assist photographers during the game.
The runners work with specific outlets to go onto the field during inning breaks, grab electronic photo drives and bring them to the photo work rooms to transmit over the various media outlets or wire services.
This particular runner lost track of the inning break and got stuck during play in the Giants’ dugout as she attempted to deliver an electronic drive to camera well adjacent to the dugout.
The Pirates will implement changes to the program moving forward, including having all runners not wear team logo clothing of any kind, and also make sure they are easily identifiable with a vest and/or arm band to avoid confusion with security personnel.
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