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

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Gametime Expanding High Five$ Reward Program Throughout MLB

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 15

S.F.-based mobile ticketing company Gametime is expanding its High Five$ reward program nationwide in September after a pilot effort in Houston, Pittsburgh and K.C. The program will allow users who attend three winning home games for any MLB team during the month to receive a credit of $5 per ticket...

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Tags: Media

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Unveils League Pass Pricing

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SportsBusiness Daily: Wojnarowski Agrees To Stay At Yahoo Sports

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Events and Attractions

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