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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 17 March 2008 08:20

XMMajor League Baseball will open the 2008 regular season on March 25 with the World Series champion Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's in Japan. XM Satellite Radio will air three live broadcasts of the game, including one broadcast in Japanese.

The Red Sox will play the A's in front of a sold-out crowd at the Tokyo Dome at 6:05 am ET. XM will air the Red Sox radio broadcast, the A's broadcast, and a Japanese-language broadcast on three separate channels.

XM airs every MLB game for every team throughout the regular season and postseason. XM carries the team broadcasts so fans can hear legendary announcers like Vin Scully, Bob Uecker and Harry Kalas. XM is the exclusive home of the MLB Home Plate channel, the nation's only talk radio channel devoted to the sport 24 hours a day, and the MLB En Espanol channel, which offers games and baseball talk radio in Spanish.

Maury Brown of the Business of Sports Network is often featured on MLB Home Plate.

"There is no sport better suited to radio than baseball," said Eric Logan, XM executive vice president, programming. "This year's season opener is especially exciting because the game is being played in Tokyo. With the time difference, a lot of fans will be able to hear the game on XM while they drive to work. This is our fourth season as the official satellite radio network of MLB. Whether you're a Yankees fan living in Los Angeles or a Cubs fan vacationing in Miami, you can hear the games for all thirty teams on your XM radio."

For Opening Night on March 30, the Washington Nationals will play their first game at Nationals Park, their brand-new stadium near the U.S. Capitol. The Nationals will host the Atlanta Braves starting at 8:05 pm ET. XM will air the Nationals broadcast, the Braves broadcast, and the ESPN Radio broadcast of the game. The MLB Home Plate channel will be live from Nationals Park throughout the day.

The traditional Opening Day on March 31 will bring 14 baseball games to the XM roster, starting with the New York Yankees' season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:05 pm ET. This will be the last Opening Day game at Yankee Stadium, and the MLB Home Plate channel will report live from the site.

A weekly MLB game schedule is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/mlbschedule. Every game for every team during the regular season and postseason is heard nationwide on XM channels 176 to 189. MLB Home Plate is XM channel 175. MLB En Espanol is channel 174.


Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer.

Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

 
 
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