Pittsburgh Pirates Final Exhibition Game will not be Televised

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have their final exhibition game of Summer Camp tonight.  The game had to go under some last-minute changes.

This has been an exciting past week or so for Pittsburgh Pirates fans.  The team returned to our televisions and radios this past weekend.  The Bucs have been warming up for the 2020 season with an inter-league exhibition series against the Cleveland Indians.

So far things have not gone well for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  They are 0-2 with the team’s bullpen collapsing in both games.  However, there have been some bright spots.  Joe Musgrove and Trevor Williams both had effective, efficient starts.  On the offensive side of things, Phillip Evans has shown he might have some use as a bench player and Cole Tucker is getting some time in the outfield.

Tonight the team was slated to face the Indians for the final exhibition game at PNC Park.  Originally the game was going to start at the traditional 7:05 time.  However, there are severe storms expected in the area tonight so the teams pushed up the start time.

The final exhibition game will now take place at 5:05 instead.  The team announced this earlier this morning on Twitter:

This has not been well received by fans.  Many were excited to once again watch live sports on their TVs.  What is odd is the fact that the game is in Pittsburgh, so AT&T Sportsnet should not have had too much trouble moving things up a few hours.  However, it is hard to say with all the rules and regulations as well.

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Regardless, this also affects Cleveland fans as their provider will no longer have access to the feed of the game.  For now, the best way to tune into tonight’s game will be on 93.7 The Fan who is still going to carry the game live.  Furthermore, you can follow along at MLB.com or just follow along with our updates on Twitter.  The good news is baseball is officially back in two days.