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Baseball on the air
March 5, 2009 - John Mehno
Just passing along a tip for those who like baseball on the radio: MLB.com has a deal where you can get the local radio broadcast of every game this season via the Internet. The cost is $14.95 for the whole season.
I'm not making a dime off this (in fact, I paid my $14.95 yesterday), but it strikes me as a good deal. More teams have moved their games off the 50,000-watt AM stations in recent years, so they're harder to pick up off the air. Of course, the west coast broadcasts have never been available this far east.
XM Radio has a deal with MLB, but it requires a full subscription to XM, plus special radios to pick up the signal. I know people who have satellite radio in their cars and swear by it. If that works for you, great. But if you can listen on the computer, you can't beat MLB's deal. It's about $2.50 a month for the regular season. If you sign up now, you can get the exhibition games, too.
It's not a game of the day, but rather the entire schedule every day. Pick and choose what you want. There aren't a lot of bargains in sports. This is one.