SiriusXM Announces 2014 MLB All-Star Coverage
Subscribers get live play-by-play of the 85th All Star Game from Target Field on satellite radios and the SiriusXM Internet Radio App
MLB Network Radio and Mad Dog Sports Radio channels to broadcast live from Minnesota July 13-15
MLB Network Radio to present midseason roundtable show featuring former All-Stars Steve Sax and Mike Stanton, former NL Rookie of the Year Todd Hollandsworth, former GMs Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette, and others
NEW YORK - July 9, 2014 - SiriusXM will offer baseball fans comprehensive coverage of Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Star Week from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
SiriusXM will carry the national broadcast of both the 85th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 15 (8:00 pm ET), and the Chevrolet Home Run Derby on Monday July 14 (8:00 pm ET), live on the MLB Network Radio channel. MLB Network Radio is available nationwide on XM channel 89 and Sirius channel 209 on satellite radios, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.
MLB Network Radio will offer listeners extensive pre- and post-event coverage for both the All-Star Game and Chevrolet Home Run Derby, starting at 5:00 pm ET both days. Hosts Casey Stern and former GMs Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette will broadcast live from the field, conducting one-on-one interviews with current and former All-Stars, managers, coaches and other personalities from around the game.
On Sunday, July 13 at 12:00 pm ET, SiriusXM will present a round table discussion hosted by Stern and featuring several MLB Network Radio hosts/analysts - including former All-Stars Steve Sax and Mike Stanton, former NL Rookie of the Year Todd Hollandsworth, as well as Jim Bowden, Jim Duquette, Mike Ferrin and Grant Paulsen. The hosts will recap the first half of the season, discuss team needs as the trade deadline approaches, and take a look at the teams making a push for the postseason.
This will be followed by the exclusive radio broadcast of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, featuring the top minor league prospects from the U.S. facing off against their counterparts from around the world. MLB Network Radio's pre-game coverage will begin at 3:00 pm ET (Game time: 5:00 pm ET). Mike Ferrin will be the play-by-play voice for the broadcast and Jim Duquette will be the analyst. Jim Bowden will report from the scouts' seats where he will talk with MLB talent evaluators throughout the game, and Grant Paulsen will provide reports from the dugouts and interview the players before, during and after the game.
In addition to MLB Network Radio's All-Star Week coverage, fans will also hear SiriusXM's Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, who will host his daily all-sports show, Mad Dog Unleashed (Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM channel 86) live from Minnesota on July 14 and 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm ET. His daily MLB Network TV show, High Heat with Christopher Russo, will also originate from Minnesota those days. High Heat will air live on MLB Network at 4:00 pm ET and will be simulcast on MLB Network Radio.
On Sunday, MLB Network Radio will also replay two special programs featuring two of baseball's all-time greats. At 7:00 am ET, listeners will hear an encore presentation of Tony Gwynn Baseball Confidential, a conversation with the Padres legend that originally aired in 2007. That will be followed at 8:00 am ET by Harmon Killebrew Baseball Confidential, featuring a one-on-one interview with the Hall of Fame Twins slugger that originally aired in 2009.
MLB games are available on Sirius radios with either a Premier or All Access package and on all XM radios. Through SiriusXM's agreement with MLBAM, MLB play-by-play is also available to all subscribers on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com. Listeners also get access to multiple Spanish-language broadcasts each night of the regular season from a select number of teams. For a schedule of games in English and Spanish with their channel assignments visit www.SiriusXM.com/MLBschedule.
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