It happens only once in a blue moon, but it’s happening this Saturday. The Braves game against the Pirates in Pittsburgh Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. will not be televised.
FOX network is experimenting with holding its Saturday games in prime time and is using this Saturday and June 26 for trial runs. That means the games not being televised by FOX that day cannot be held in that prime time window.
The Pirates elected not to move Saturday’s game to earlier in the day, and potentially hurt ticket sales at PNC Park. As a result, the Braves will not be on TV for the only time in 162 games this season.