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Eric Fisher

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

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MASN In Letter To Judge Claims Manfred's Recent Comments Are "Highly Prejudicial"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15

MASN on Friday sent an pointed letter to N.Y. State Supreme Court Judge Lawrence Marks, arguing MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s remarks on Thursday regarding the ongoing media rights dispute were “highly prejudicial and demonstrate that MASN cannot receive a fair and impartial hearin...

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