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Baseball's over? Not on XM


Baseball's over, but XM's keeping it alive during the off-season on their 24-hour baseball talk radio channel MLB Home Plate (ch 175).

Derek Jeter

First there's the Derek Jeter "Baseball Confidential" where the all-star shortstop sat down with MLB Home Plate host Buck Martinez in July for an hour-long interview.

The Derek Jeter interview will air today (November 8th) at 6pm ET/3pm PT for the premiere episode of the second season of “Baseball Confidential.” The Yankee's captain talked candidly about life on and off the field in the interview taped in front of a live audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC (a taping that I had the privilege of attending).

“Baseball Confidential” features in-depth interviews with the greats of the game every Thursday during the off-season, with encore broadcasts through the weekend. Other guests on “Baseball Confidential” this season include Tony Gwynn, Earl Weaver, Mike Schmidt, and Harry Kalas. If you miss it, don't worry, there will be a whole slew of encore broadcasts and it's worth the listen (even if you hate the Yankees).

Then there's a marathon broadcast of 2007 postseason during Thanksgiving week, where the biggest games of the 2007 postseason will air back-to-back on MLB Home Plate. XM will replay every game of the 2007 World Series and the two league championship series, plus select games from the division series. The marathon broadcast will start Wednesday, November 21st, at 6am ET/3am PT and ends Monday, November 26th, at 6am ET/3am PT.

XM will also air live coverage of the MLB Winter Meetings where general managers will gather in Nashville and XM will be there for live coverage for the full four days. The MLB Home Plate team will be in the center of the action at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel to deliver breaking news on the biggest deals. It all starts December 3rd, and ends December 6th with the Rule 5 draft.

And if that's not enough and you want to relive more of this year's greatest moments, there's “2007 Rewind.” MLB Home Plate will cover all the news of the past season, from Barry Bonds’ record-breaking homer to the Boston Red Sox’ second World Series title in four years. “Rewind” specials will also focus on each of the four teams to make it to the LCS: Boston, Colorado, Cleveland, and Arizona. When the new year arrives, the focus shifts to spring training and predictions for the upcoming season.

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Yankees get knocked out of the playoffs by the Cleveland Indians. lol .....
Torre is gone . lol .....

Yankees get knocked out of the playoffs by the Cleveland Indians. lol .....
Torre is gone . lol .....

Sorry about the double post .

Sorry about the double post .

You know, If the indians actually beat the red sux, then they would've had something to prove. But instead, cleveland layed down to boston after putting up a 3-1 lead. I guess cleveland fans are just content with beating the Yankees, knowing that Yankees would have beat boston hand-over-fist in the ALCS.

Real classy cleveland! I'd tell you this right now, you haven't heard the last from this Yankee fan!

Baseball Confidential is one of my favorite shows on XM. Let's hope XM does the interviews and they don't use the "Sounds of the Game" clips from the Hall of Fame. When XM does the interviews, they are noticably better. The David Ortiz interview from last year was great.

CalGoldenBear --

If I remember correctly, the Baseball Confidential with Tony Gwynn was taped at the All-Star Game, and XM's Patrick and Martinez did the honors. Dunno about the others. The Cal Ripken episode last year was stellar, and yeah, Big Papi was cool, too.

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