FSN Pittsburgh will offer 54 Pirates games in HD

FSN Pittsburgh in 2008 will air a record 125 Pittsburgh Pirates regular season games with 54 of those games in
High Definition. FSN Pittsburgh is also offering two Spring Training games.

“We are extremely pleased that FSN will showcase more Pirates games and
programming for our fans in 2008 than ever before,” said Pirates President
Frank Coonelly. “We are extremely excited for the 2008 season and eager to
see how our core group of talented, young players will respond to the expectations
set by John Russell and his staff, and grow as a team under their

The regular season will begin with the Pirates opener against the Atlanta
Braves from Turner Field on Monday, March 31. Pre-game begins at 6:30 p.m. Home
opener coverage of the Pirates hosting the Chicago Cubs is set for Monday,
April 7 at 12 p.m. from

FSN will feature LIVE pre and post-game shows for all 125 games plus Inside
Pirates Baseball and Pirates-related In My Own Words, Spotlight and Under the
Lights programming.

Lanny Frattare, Greg Brown, Steve Blass, Bob Walk and John Wehner, will
continue to call the action in 2008. Brown and Frattare will handle the
play-by-play duties while Blass, Walk and Wehner serve as color analysts.
The complete 2008 broadcast schedule is available on www.pirates.com.

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