Sirius/XM will have all of the content baseball fans are looking for during the All Star break. The satellite radio service will carry play-by-play of the Major League Baseball All Star Game, the Home Run Derby, and the 2018 MLB Futures Game from Washington, DC.
Amongst the specialty programming will be a Sirius/XM town hall with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hosted by Chris “Mad Dog” Russo. The show will be taped at the Library of Congress. Russo’s regular show Mad Dog Unleashed will air live from DC on Monday the 16th and Tuesday the 17th. Sirius/XM announced more specialty All Star programming in a press release.
SiriusXM will air the national broadcast of both the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 17 at 8:00 pm ET and the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 16 at 8:00 pm ET, live on MLB Network Radio. Pre- and post-event coverage will air from Nationals Park both days beginning at 5:00 pm ET, hosted by Casey Stern, Jim Bowden, Jim Duquette and former major league outfielder Matt Diaz, who will interview many of the All-Stars in attendance.
On Saturday, July 14 (4:00-7:00 pm ET) MLB Network Radio will feature its annual mid-season roundtable broadcast, which this year will include former major leaguer Eduardo Perez, former GMs Jim Duquette, Steve Phillips and Jim Bowden, and Mike Ferrin, Casey Stern and Grant Paulsen.
The press release also announced a special audio documentary that will air throughout the week on MLB Network Radio.
On Wednesday, July 18 (1:00 pm ET), the day after the All-Star festivities, MLB Network Radio will present a special on the former Montreal Expos franchise and their relocation to Washington, D.C after the 2004 season to become the Washington Nationals. Hosted by Mike Ferrin, the show will feature commentary from guests including former Expos player and Hall of Famer Tim Raines, former Expos managers, GMs and coaches Buck Rodgers, Dan Duquette, Kevin Malone and Kevin Kennedy, and acclaimed baseball journalist Peter Gammons. The special will replay several times on the channel and be available on SiriusXM On Demand.