XM Satellite Radio ramps up for the one sport the satellite service made a huge commitment and that’s baseball. I do wish as a Sirius subscriber that I could listen to the games, but I have other alternatives so I’m crying over spilled milk. But when the merger between Sirius and XM occurred, this is the one sport I was hoping to have, but it’s not going to happen, at least for this year. So, you have XM with the games and here’s the Sirius XM press release.
XM RADIO OFFERS LISTENERS EVERY GAME OF THE 2010 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON STARTING APRIL 42010 season premieres with the World Series Champion New York Yankees visiting the Boston Red Sox on Opening NightNEW YORK – SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that every game of the 2010 MLB Championship Season will be available to listeners nationwide on XM Radio starting with Opening Night, April 4, when the World Series Champion New York Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park (8:00 pm ET on XM channel 175).Through the regular season and post-season, XM will air every game from all 30 Major League teams on XM channels 175 to 189. A schedule of upcoming MLB games on XM can be found at www.xmradio.com/mlb. Listeners can also get Spanish-language broadcasts of games on MLB En Espanol, XM channel 174.In addition to live play-by-play of every game, SIRIUS XM offers baseball fans 24 hour coverage of the game on MLB Network Radio on XM channel 175 and SIRIUS channel 210 (“Best of XM”). MLB Network Radio, the only radio channel dedicated to covering Major League Baseball seven days a week, 365 days a year, features a daily lineup of call-in talk shows hosted by expert analysts like Cal Ripken Jr., Bill Ripken, Jim Bowden, Rob Dibble, Jim Duquette, Kevin Kennedy, Jeff Nelson, Rico Petrocelli, Mitch Williams and others.Ripken Baseball, the weekly show hosted by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Bill Ripken, makes its 2010 season premiere today, April 2, and will air every Friday throughout the season from 12:00-2:00 pm ET. Today’s show will feature live interviews with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon.On Sunday, April 4, MLB Network Radio will present an Opening Night special (5:00-8:00 pm ET) featuring an in-depth 2010 season preview and roundtable discussion hosted by Casey Stern and featuring analysis from former All-Star pitcher Rob Dibble, former GMs Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette, former pitcher and four-time World Champion Jeff Nelson, and former manager Kevin Kennedy.MLB Network Radio will also air MLB Network television programming starting April 4. On Monday, April 5, baseball’s traditional Opening Day, listeners will hear MLB Network’s live coverage from 12:00 pm ET to 1:00 am ET. Throughout the season, MLB Network Radio will also carry MLB Tonight, the network’s live nightly studio show featuring live game look-ins and analysis by Harold Reynolds, Al Leiter, Barry Larkin, Mitch Williams, Bill Ripken, Dan Plesac and others.For game schedules and more information on MLB programming on SIRIUS XM, please visit www.xmradio.com/mlb.