i got some somewhat bad new for us best of xm users

riskybzns

Well-Known Member
Oct 11, 2008
2,358
40
48
land of confusion
i just got confirmation from a very realiable source that we will not be getting any spring training games tomorrow nor will we be getting regular season games, for the time being. siriusxm is however in heavy negotiations with mlb.
 
Oct 10, 2008
644
11
18
Chicago
This is no new revelation. Best of XM only will carry the one talk show for MLB. This does not mean it will be that way forever. The problem is contracts and I'm sure Sirius is working on that right now to get the games on Best of XM. I would like to think that in a year or maybe next season (2010) we will see MLB on best of.
 

Couchpotato

Member
Dec 19, 2008
48
2
8
Michigan
Well..if this is the case. I hope they decide to merge the 2 service plans together SOON, so I can re-start my XpressRC to get the baseball games. I refuse to pay for both services apart when almost ALL channels are the same on both, other than a few. O well...:cry:
 

Couchpotato

Member
Dec 19, 2008
48
2
8
Michigan
couchpotato, the mirage should come out sometime in april. don't expect it to be at best buy or other 3rd party vendors though.
I mean combine billing between the 2 services. Everything else is combined, other than MLB. I just don't want to pay for 2 "main" subs for the same content, other than MLB...
 

Jleimer

Active Member
Oct 30, 2008
1,226
13
38
Sparks,NV
I dont know if that would happen , but it would be nice. Have you thought of getting gameday audio through your phone.
 

MM

Administrator
Oct 9, 2008
4,312
105
63
New England
I mean combine billing between the 2 services. Everything else is combined, other than MLB. I just don't want to pay for 2 "main" subs for the same content, other than MLB...

This is why I am debating (I said this in another thread) getting XM with Best of Sirius.

I want MLB and the Stern channels.
 

Couchpotato

Member
Dec 19, 2008
48
2
8
Michigan
This is why I am debating (I said this in another thread) getting XM with Best of Sirius.

I want MLB and the Stern channels.

This is what I may do, eventually. The only reason I waited to see what would happen with BOXM & MLB is my Pacifica has Sirius built in, & wanted it as clean as possible. I do love the XpressRC display, though. I had 5 Sirius radios & 2 XM up until last fall, now am down to 2 Sirius. I just wanted to stay away from paying $12.95+ for both radios if I can help it...
 

riskybzns

Well-Known Member
Oct 11, 2008
2,358
40
48
land of confusion
i want xm because of the xmp3 portible receiver and the mlb. my only problem, there is no guarantee xm will carry the nascar drive2crew channels during every cup race.
 

Jleimer

Active Member
Oct 30, 2008
1,226
13
38
Sparks,NV
I might go over to XM as well just to get the Baseball , I would lose Hardcore Sports Radio but I can listen to that online.
 

MM

Administrator
Oct 9, 2008
4,312
105
63
New England
This is what I may do, eventually. The only reason I waited to see what would happen with BOXM & MLB is my Pacifica has Sirius built in, & wanted it as clean as possible. I do love the XpressRC display, though. I had 5 Sirius radios & 2 XM up until last fall, now am down to 2 Sirius. I just wanted to stay away from paying $12.95+ for both radios if I can help it...

I just can't decide on what to do.

I have the SL2, home and car kits, and the boombox.

I am leary to replace everything, but it might just be the best thing to do.

I wish they would just get MLB. How much money could it really be?
 

riskybzns

Well-Known Member
Oct 11, 2008
2,358
40
48
land of confusion
from the what it seems like it must be dump trucks full, or othwerwise i think it would have been done by now, unless mlb is just wanting to be tight asses and not let sirius buy into it.
 

Jleimer

Active Member
Oct 30, 2008
1,226
13
38
Sparks,NV
I dont know either but MLB needs to realize that if they had games on Sirius it would help them along with Sirius.
 

Jleimer

Active Member
Oct 30, 2008
1,226
13
38
Sparks,NV
Hey MM , have you thought of getting the Iphone app for MLB this season because they will have gameday audio on it.
 

MM

Administrator
Oct 9, 2008
4,312
105
63
New England
Hey MM , have you thought of getting the Iphone app for MLB this season because they will have gameday audio on it.

No I haven't. Since I have crappy to nearly zero AT&T reception at my house I don't think I'd use it much.