With Major League Baseball’s regular season winding down, baseball fans in Pittsburgh are expressing confusion about advertisements in the area encouraging them to watch the postseason and to see the Pirates play into October.
“I thought there were only 162 games in the season” said Pirates season ticket holder Ricky Peterson. “Then last week I get an invoice from the Pirates asking me to put money down for something called the ‘playoffs’, which they’re apparently going to play in October. But some of the games are listed as ‘if necessary’. I’m not sure why they would schedule games that they aren’t sure they want to play, but I guess the season is longer now.”
Pittsburgh baseball fans have become further confused by billboards around the city encouraging them to tune into TBS to see their Pirates in the postseason.
“I thought the postseason was only for football and hockey” said lifelong Pirates fan Mary Greenstein. “I didn’t realize that they were allowed to play games past September. I would think these players would have something against that in their contracts.”
Though the Pirates are expected to make the playoffs for the first time in over 20 years barring a monumental collapse, they may be forced to play all their games on the road as PNC Park is scheduled to spend October hosting an annual RV and Boat show.