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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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11/08/11
Yahoo Sports Tops In Unique Visitors In Oct.

Yahoo Sports in October returned to the No. 1 spot of comScore's monthly rankings of online reach among U.S. sports sites, a month after ESPN.com broke Yahoo's 41-month hold atop the list. Yahoo Sports garnered 50.7 million unique users during the month, beating out ESPN.com's second-place mark of 4 ...

Tags: Media

11/04/11
Verlander To Be On "MLB 2K12" Cover

2K Sports Thursday night named Tigers P Justin Verlander as the cover athlete for "MLB 2K12," the forthcoming release in its baseball simulation video game series. The Verlander announcement arrived slightly earlier than the cover nods in prior years of the game, but it dovetailed with Verlander als ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

11/04/11
Verlander Named Cover Athlete For "MLB 2K12"

2K Sports last night named Tigers P Justin Verlander as the cover athlete for "MLB 2K12," the forthcoming release in its baseball simulation videogame series. The Verlander announcement arrived slightly earlier than the cover nods in prior years of the game. But it dovetailed with Verlander also w ...

10/31/11
Ad Sales Network Reaches 71.6 Million Users

Silver Chalice New Media, the White Sox-owned digital media and technology outfit, said its Season digital ad sales network reached more than 71.6 million unique users during September, according to comScore metrics data, more than any individual U.S. sports site. Season -- an acronym for Sports and ...

10/28/11
EA's "FIFA 12," "Madden" Sales Strong

Electronic Arts Inc., reporting earnings for its fiscal second quarter last Thursday, said it has sold more than 8 million units of "FIFA 12," and more than 3 million units of "Madden NFL 12." Sales of both games, each released within the last two months, are tracking strongly ahead of last year's p ...

Tags: Electronic Arts, Media

10/26/11
Dodgers Hearing Pushed Back To Nov. 29

The critical evidentiary hearing in the ongoing Dodgers bankruptcy case that had been set to begin Monday in Wilmington has now been shifted to begin the week of Nov. 29. Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware did not give any reasons for the schedule change in ...

10/26/11
Dodgers Get Access To MLB Docs Before Hearing

The Dodgers yesterday gained access to several batches of MLB documents pertaining to the team in advance of a key evidentiary hearing next week in their ongoing bankruptcy case. After the club was thwarted in several rounds of prior discovery proceedings, Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross yester ...

10/25/11
MLB Cards GM: No Significant Changes To '12 Payroll

MLB Cardinals Senior VP & GM John Mozeliak yesterday said he does not anticipate significant changes in the club's '12 payroll even as the World Series will go at least six games, generating millions in additional revenue. Mozeliak said, "As I told you before, as far as payroll goes for next yea ...

Tags: Franchises, St. Louis Cardinals

10/24/11
Rally Squirrel Continues To Be Big Seller

MLB and the Cardinals sold more than 11,000 units of "Rally Squirrel" merchandise at Busch Stadium during Game Two of the World Series Thursday, league officials said. Given the game's attendance of 47,288, that means nearly one in four people in the ballpark purchased a piece of the popular th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

10/21/11
ESPN Hires Dosh As Sports Business Reporter

ESPN has hired Atlanta attorney and BusinessOfCollegeSports.com creator Kristi Dosh as its sports business reporter. Dosh will contribute to all of ESPN's main platforms, including ESPN.com, TV, radio and ESPN The Magazine. Dosh will remain based in Atlanta, but travel frequently to ESPN's Bristol ...

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