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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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Larkin Not Facing Media Restrictions If HOF Calls

Former MLBer and current ESPN MLB analyst Barry Larkin will first appear on ESPN should he be elected to the Baseball HOF next week, as is expected, but he has no subsequent restrictions with regard to appearing on other TV outlets. Larkin joined ESPN last February from MLB Network, but sources clos ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

Joe Torre Resigns From MLB Post

Joe Torre has resigned from his post as MLB Exec VP/Baseball Operations effective immediately after less than 11 months to pursue an ownership opportunity with the currently for-sale Dodgers. Torre took the league job last February after exiting as Dodgers manager following the '10 season. In his sh ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers Settle With Former COO For $1M

The Dodgers have struck a $1M settlement with former COO Geoffrey Wharton , pending approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Wharton had been hired in '09 to lead efforts for a now-stalled $500M ballpark renovation project before moving into the COO role in late '10. Th ...

NBA Lines Up witter, Facebook Efforts

The NBA has scheduled a Facebook-based town hall session for tomorrow night featuring Thunder F Kevin Durant , Knicks F Amar'e Stoudemire and Warriors G Stephen Curry , among others. Fans will be able to submit questions to be answered live, beginning at 8:00pm ET on the league's Facebook page ...

Fox, The Daily Pair For Bowl Season App

Fox Sports no longer holds broadcast rights to the BCS college bowl games, but it has partnered with sister News Corp. entity The Daily to create a new iPad application devoted to the college bowl season. "College Bowl Guide" features news, analysis, photos, video content from Fox analyst Charles Da ...

Tags: Media

Dodgers Trying To Block FSN's Desired Stay

The legal back-and-forth between the Dodgers and FSN continued Thursday night, as the club filed documents with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, seeking to block a stay FSN wants applied to an accelerated auction for the club's cable TV rights. The Dodgers told the cou ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers

Judge Rebukes FSN In Dodgers Case

FSN received a stinging rebuke from Judge Kevin Gross  for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of Delaware in a memorandum opinion issued this afternoon. Gross, outlining the reasoning behind his approval last week of an accelerated cable TV rights auction for the Dodgers, called FSN "di ...

FSN Files Request To Stay Dodgers Decision

FSN late last night, as expected, filed in U.S. District Court its request to stay last week's bankruptcy court decision approving an accelerated auction of the Dodgers' cable TV rights, pending a subsequent appeal. FSN called the decision, moving up bidding for the club's post-'13 rights by nearly ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers

FSN To File Appeal In Dodgers Case

FSN as soon as today in U.S. District Court is expected to file its formal appeal to last week's bankruptcy court decision favoring an accelerated auction of the Dodgers' cable TV rights. Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware earlier today issued his writ ...

Silver Chalice Signs Deal With Ad Buyer

Silver Chalice New Media, the White Sox-owned digital media and technology outfit, has signed a partnership linking its Season digital ad sales network with Minneapolis-based Novus Media Inc., a large-scale ad buyer. The deal will allow local-market media clients of Novus to access Season's extensiv ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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