Sunday, February 22, 2009

How a game gets to be an MLB spring training game on XM radio

How a spring training game gets to be on XM radio (or Sirius XM radio) is explained by poster CTguy on XMFan.com. Having not seen anything official on the topic and wondering about it myself, I thought his explanation made sense: (2009 Schedule) The criteria for airing on XM in years past have been:
  • 1) The game must be carried live on terrestrial radio by one of the participating teams. That means no "webcast only" games (The Blue Jays and Brewers occasionally do that.) and no games that will be aired later in the day by the team's flagship station (The Dodgers occasionally do that.).
CT guy adds in another post: "Don't forget. Most teams don't broadcast all spring training games. BWBuddy adds about a Reds game sked for this Wednesday, 2/25: Another poster notes it's best to stay tuned as these types of events are subject to change. Finally,

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