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Eric Fisher

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

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MLB Network Highlighting Top Players During "Faces Of Baseball Week"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 17

MLB Network this week will conduct a “Faces Of Baseball Week,” another effort to spotlight top players who will also be featured on game telecasts on the network. Following up on last month’s “Young Stars Week,"  the “Faces Of Baseball Week” will profile sta...

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