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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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01/20/12
Dodgers File Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

The Dodgers Friday filed their official bankruptcy reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, looking to have an exit approved April 13 that would take effect no later than April 30. The foundation of the plan is the forthcoming sale of the franchise, future med ...

01/19/12
Grantland.com Unveils First Site Redesign

ESPN's Grantland.com today debuts a site redesign, the first significant visual reworking of the Bill Simmons-led destination since its debut last June. Grantland.com Deputy Editor Dan Fierman said the shift was designed with an aim toward improving content discovery and showcasing major pieces on t ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

01/19/12
MLG Revamps Pro Circuit Series

Major League Gaming has dramatically reworked its annual Pro Circuit series, expanding its competitive video gaming events from six per year into a four-season structure that will at least triple the number of tournaments held each year. The '12 Pro Circuit calendar will be divided into four season ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/18/12
Major League Gaming Takes Part In SOPA Protest

Major League Gaming's home page, mlgpro.com, was among the websites taking part today in a voluntary blackout to protest the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives and its Senate counterpart the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Numerous large sports and entertainment entit ...

01/12/12
Padres Sale To Moorad Group Delayed

MLB today tabled an expected vote to transfer control of the Padres to a group led by current CEO Jeff Moorad . Both Moorad and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said the delay is due to "technical issues" around the deal's finances and should be resolved within the next 90 days. Moorad said he hopes to ...

01/12/12
Bloomberg Sports Inks Deal With Cubs

Bloomberg Sports today will announce it has signed a pact with the Cubs to build a state-of-the-art player evaluation system marrying Bloomberg's expertise in analytics with video for both major and minor league players. Bloomberg Sports now has 22 deals with MLB scouting departments for its analyti ...

01/11/12
Court Approves Dodgers' Settlements

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware today formally approved the Dodgers' legal settlements with both MLB and FSN, further clearing the way for the team to be sold by late April. Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt had spent more than two years in litigation with FSN, MLB and ex-wife Ja ...

01/10/12
Selig Expected To Sign Two-Year Extension

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is poised to sign a two-year contract extension this week at the owners' meetings in Arizona, according to industry sources. First reported by ESPN, the new deal will keep Selig as baseball's top exec through '14. Selig first became interim commissioner in '92, and remov ...

01/10/12
Int'l Consumer Electronics Shows Opens

The '12 Int'l Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas opens today poised to challenge or set event records, even amid an uneven economy. The show, produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, has sold more than 1.851 million square feet of event space to exhibitors, second only to the '08 CES wh ...

Tags: Media

01/10/12
Consumer Electronics Show Starts In Las Vegas

The '12 Int'l Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas opens today poised to challenge or set event records, even amid an uneven economy. The show, produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, has sold more than 1.851 million square feet of event space to exhibitors, second only to the '08 CES wh ...

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