Root Sports announces 2012 Pirates TV Schedule

ROOT SPORTS™, the exclusive rights holder to Pittsburgh Pirates regional baseball game telecasts, announced today it will produce and distribute 150 regular season Pittsburgh Pirates games, all in high definition, in the 2012 season.

Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk and John Wehner will continue to deliver all the games in 2012.  Brown and Neverett will handle the play-by-play duties while Blass, Walk and Wehner will serve as color analysts.

In addition to the game broadcasts, ROOT SPORTS will provide fans with extra Pirates coverage all season long including LIVE Pre and Postgame for all 150 games, new episodes of Inside Pirates Baseball and other exclusive Pirates-related programming.

ROOT SPORTS will kick off the 2012 season in March by airing four Pirates Spring Training games: March 10, 21, 24 and 26 all at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.

2012 Spring Training Games on ROOT SPORTS (subject to change)
Sat., March 10 vs. Minnesota 1:00PM
Wed., March 21 vs. Boston 1:00PM
Sat., March 24 vs. Houston 1:00PM
Mon., March 26 vs. Baltimore 7:00PM