Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule in 2013: The Team Has The Right Ticketing Scheme

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Wednesday, January.16, 2013

PNC is rated highly amongst Ball Park Chasers.  As a destination point for a lot of them, it is nice that the Pirates post their start times earlier than most clubs - and put their tickets up for sale quicker than most teams as well.

PNC is rated highly amongst Ball Park Chasers. As a destination point for a lot of them, it is nice that the Pirates post their start times earlier than most clubs – and put their tickets up for sale quicker than most teams as well.

By Richie Devotie (MLB Schedule Correspondent): and Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Writer/Website Owner) 

From Chuck Booth: The Pirates get it.  They are always quick to put up their times schedule for the upcoming season.  Even better than this, is that they follow that up by having their tickets for sale almost as quick.  As people who love to chase Ball Parks and plan road-trips, it would be nice if all other franchises followed suit.  As of right now, only four teams have tickets for sale for the upcoming season (for single games):  the Red Sox, Rockies, Athletics and Pirates have begun selling their tickets for the 2013 season.  For the Red Sox, this is a big surprise because the team sells out every home game anyway and have had a great run of being successful over the last 40 years. 

With so many choices ton spend your entertainment dollar these days – why wouldn’t the  MLB put their single game tickets on sale much earlier?  They could definitely take advantage of the Christmas season.  So most of the clubs wait till about end of January to post their single tickets, meanwhile credit card bills are piling up on them.  Fans are also preparing for a shortened February Month and cutting living expenses.  Most people also need to request vacation time off as early as possible in order to plan road-trips from Easter through Labor Day.  So why not change the waymost MLB clubs operate when it comes to dates of ticket sales and game times? Having said all of this, Richie Devotie has taken a look at the Pirates upcoming schedule for the 2013 Year.

2012 Pirates Highlights:

The LF Bleacher Seats are a great deal - and place to see the game in Pittsburgh

The LF Bleacher Seats are a great deal – and place to see the game in Pittsburgh.

2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule Breakdown

From Richie Devotie: Today we will take a look at the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates schedule and break it down. In 2012 the Pirates finished at ( 79-83 ), that number is very deceiving because they struggled mightily in the second half of the season, with  record of ( 31-46 ). The first half season saw the Pirates at ( 48-37) prior to the ALL-Star Game. Here at the Month by Month 2012 Records for the Pirates.

  • April ( 10-12 )
  • May ( 15-13 )
  • June ( 17-10 )
  • July ( 17-9 )
  • August ( 11-17 )
  • September ( 7-21 )
  • October ( 2-1)

 Here are the records vs the teams played for the 2012 Pirates

  • ARI: 4-3
  • ATL: 4-3
  • CHC: 8-8
  • CIN: 7-11
  • COL: 4-2
  • DET: 3-3
  • LAD:1-6
  • MIA: 4-1
  • MIL: 4-11
  • NYM: 2-5
  • PHI: 4-3
  • SDP: 1-5
  • SFG: 3-3
  • STL: 8-7
  • WAS: 3-2
  • BAL: 0-3
  • KC: 3-0
  • CLE; 2-1
  • MIN: 2-1
  • AL: 10-8
  • NL: 69-75
  • NL Central: 39-42
  • NL East: 17-14
  • NL West 13-19
  • vs RHP: 57-64
  • vs LHP: 22-19

( Teams the pirates will play in 2013 )

Here is how the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates schedule breaks down

  • April: 28 games, 14 games vs Central ( Cubs, Dodgers, Dbacks, Reds, Cardinals, Braves, Phillies ).
  • May: 28 games, 9 games vs Central ( Brewers, Nationals, Mariners, Mets, Astros, Cubs, Tigers, Reds).
  • June: 26 games, 12 games vs Central ( Reds, Braves, Cubs, Giants, Dodgers, Angels, Mariners, Brewers ).
  • July: 25 games, 9 games vs Central ( Phillies, Cubs, Mets, Reds, Nationals, Mariners, Cardinals ).
  • August: 28 games, 8 games vs Central ( Cardinals, Marlins, Rockies, DBacks, Padres, Giants, Brewers ).
  • September: 27 games, 20 games vs Central ( Cardinals, Brewers, Rangers, Cubs, Padres, Reds ).

The Pirates have a strong team to do damage in the NL Central this year. I think it will end up being between the Pirates and the Reds in 2013 for the National League Central Division Crown.  Of course the Cardinals always seem to be in the mix as well.  If the Pirates can have two strong parts of the season instead of just one they may just end that 21 year playoff drought!

The view of the Roberto Clemente Bridge is worth the price of admission alone

The view of the Roberto Clemente Bridge is worth the price of admission alone.

*** The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of www.mlbreports.com and their partners.***

A big thank-you goes out to our Baseball Schedule Correspondent Richie Devotie. Richie grew up in Southwest Ohio and is a Cincinnati Reds fan. He has been involved with baseball since he was 10 years old, and now is 25. Richie loves crunching baseball numbers.  Being a Reds fan the last few years has been very good to him as they are amongst the World Series Favorites for the 2013 Year – after winning 2 Divisions in the last 3 years in the NL Central. You can follow Richie on twitter 

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About chuckbooth3023

I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker

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