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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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MLB's Annual Thank-You Ad To Fans Features Song "Remind Me"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 28 / 16

MLB during tomorrow’s Fox broadcast of World Series Game 4 will air its annual thank-you ad to fans. Similar to other years, the ad recognizes fans for their support of baseball and features all 30 MLB clubs. The spot, featuring the song “Remind Me” by Conrad Sewell , will run on ...

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