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

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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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Yankees Formally Introduce Tanaka

The Yankees today formally introduced Japanese P Masahiro Tanaka , and Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner said there was no concern about the team payroll blowing past MLB’s luxury tax threshold this year of $189M. Tanaka signed a seven-year, $155M contract, and the Yankees are now b ...

02/07/14
Mayweather Jr. Partnering With LockerDome

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr . has developed a promotion with social network LockerDome in which Mayweather is polling fans on the opponent of his next fight. Mayweather will fight either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana in a May 3 bout based on the results of the poll. The promotion will end Sunday ni ...

02/05/14
Rivals.com Crashes Amid Heavy Traffic

Recruiting site Rivals.com suffered a major outage for about two hours earlier today, a high-profile misstep for the Yahoo-owned destination on National Signing Day, the recruiting industry’s biggest day of the year. Details were not immediately available as to the source of the outage, but th ...

02/04/14
MLBAM Selling '14 MLB.TV Subscriptions

MLBAM today began selling subscriptions to its MLB.TV out-of-market live game package. After a small price increase last year, this year's pricing remains static with the premium level costing $129.99. That top-tier level again includes free access to MLBAM's flagship mobile application MLB.com At B ...

02/04/14
Sales Of "NBA 2K14" At 5 Million To Date

Take-Two Interactive, parent of 2K Sports, said in a Q3 earnings report yesterday it has sold more than 5 million units of its licensed basketball title, “NBA 2K14.” The sales pace is above the 4.5 million units sold at a comparable point last year, and lifetime sales of the “NBA 2 ...

01/31/14
Sports On Earth Debuts Films Series

Sports On Earth, the joint product of USA Today Sports Media Group and MLBAM, today debuted "Mr. Irrelevant," the first of a planned monthly series of short online documentaries. The film, produced by Seattle-based filmmakers Adam Brown and Jason Reid , chronicles players chosen last in the NFL D ...

01/28/14
Media Day Could Boost Prudential Center

Prudential Center CEO Scott O'Neil , whose venue played host to Super Bowl Media Day today, said the Newark arena should be poised for a boost in bookings after holding the high-profile event. Media Day drew more than 3,000 credentialed media and more than 7,000 paying fans. O’Neil said, "Thi ...

01/20/14
WGT Media Create Virtual Golf Tour

WGT Media, makers of online golf game World Golf Tour, have created the WGT Virtual Tour, a year-long golf circuit. The virtual event, open to the public, will be covered on Golf Channel and GolfChannel.com, and offer various prizes. As part of the tour introduction, WGT Media has expanded its licen ...

01/19/14
Cubs' Ricketts Addresses State Of Franchise

Cubs Chair  Tom Ricketts yesterday at the club's annual convention called last season a major "inflection point" in the development of the franchise, and vowed better days would soon arrive for the franchise. Facing only mild criticism from fans, Ricketts said the Cubs' commitment to rebuild i ...

01/16/14
MLB Instant Replay System Approved

MLB owners today unanimously approved a dramatic new instant replay system that promises to change how the game is played, as well as the in-game experience. In the new system, a wide variety of on-field plays will be challengeable by managers, and teams now gain new ability to show close plays on t ...

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