Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule in 2013: The Team Has The Right Ticketing Scheme
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Wednesday, January.16, 2013
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:
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
- 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!
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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 Follow @MrBaseballman
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