Just because Opening Day isn’t happening as planned, doesn’t mean you need to miss out on MLB excitement!
SiriusXM will offer listeners a slate of baseball programming on MLB Network Radio (XM 89, Sirius 209) on March 26, Major League Baseball’s originally scheduled Opening Day (see the full broadcast schedule below). Listeners can tune in and catch a series of classic Opening Day games that feature standout performances and late-game heroics, plus Opening Day-themed shows with new interviews and commentary from SiriusXM’s panel of baseball hosts and analysts.
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At 7am ET on The Leadoff Spot, hosts Steve Phillips and CJ Nitkowski will interview players and managers about their favorite Opening Day memories. Listeners are scheduled to hear from former Rays first baseman Carlos Pena about his game-winning hit on Opening Day in 2012, former Tigers DH Dmitri Young, who clubbed three homers on Opening Day in 2005, as well as first-year Pirates manager Derek Shelton, who is looking forward to his first Opening Day as a major league skipper.
At 11am ET, SiriusXM hosts Mike Ferrin, Mike Stanton, Casey Stern, Steve Sax, Brad Lidge, Eduardo Perez and Jim Duquette will share their Opening Day memories.
Then, starting at 1pm ET, SiriusXM will air five classic Opening Day games, which were chosen by fans in a poll conducted on the MLB Network Radio Twitter feed.
1pm: Dodgers vs. Giants (March 31, 2011)
Aces Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw establish their Cy Young Award candidacies with a pair of standout Opening Day performances.
6pm ET: Mariners vs. Twins (April 6, 2009)
Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 8th career Opening Day home run.
9pm ET: Diamondbacks vs. Giants (April 2, 2017)
A game that is ultimately decided by one run features two of the game’s best pitchers – Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner.
Midnight ET: Rays vs. Yankees (April 6, 2012)
A 7-6 victory is decided by a clutch hit in the ninth.
3am ET: Nationals vs. Braves (March 30, 2008)
Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman delivers a walk-off home run to give Washington a 3-2 victory in the first game played in Nationals Park.
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