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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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10/20/11
Dirk Nowitzki To Throw Out Game Three First Pitch

Mavericks F Dirk Nowitzki will throw out the first pitch of Game Three of the World Series in Arlington Saturday following a near day-long controversy yesterday involving MLB and the Rangers. Nowitzki had been on a list of prospective designees by the club, but did not initially make the cut. Late ...

10/19/11
WS Game One Tickets Hot On StubHub

Tonight's Game One of the Rangers-Cardinals World Series remains the top-searched ticket on StubHub, MLB's official ticket reseller, but average listing prices for the opener at Busch Stadium show considerable decreases compared to last year' s Game One in S.F. Average prices for the opener la ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

10/19/11
EA Sports To Revive "NFL Blitz" Franchise

EA Sports today will announce plans to revive the classic and once-hotly debated late '90s and early '00s video game franchise, "NFL Blitz," with a download-only release slated for early January on the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. The original iteration of "NFL Blitz" featured a highly exag ...

10/19/11
MLB Lines Up World Series-Themed TV Segments

MLB has scheduled several national TV appearances to promote the start of Rangers-Cardinals World Series tonight. Former Cardinals LF and Baseball HOFer Lou Brock and former MLB P Mitch Williams , who first broke in with the Rangers, were scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today," as well as chef Mar ...

10/12/11
MLB, Dodgers Attorneys Face Off In Court

Attorneys for the Dodgers and MLB squabbled for more than an hour this morning during a session serving as a prelude to a key evidentiary hearing beginning Oct. 31 in the club's ongoing bankruptcy case. Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on several occasion ...

10/12/11
Kenny Mayne Stars In New ESPN.com Show

ESPN.com today will debut "Wider World of Sports," a Kenny Mayne -hosted homage to the classic ABC series "Wide World of Sports" in which Mayne travels around the world for unique sporting experiences. Originally announced at the May upfronts, the six-part series involves Mayne making stops in Braz ...

10/11/11
Parties In Dodgers Case Dig In Heels

The three main parties in the ongoing Dodgers bankruptcy case – the team itself, MLB and FSN – today each hardened their legal positions in advance of a session tomorrow that will set rules for a key evidentiary hearing beginning Oct. 31 in Wilmington. MLB again said that the Dodgers' on ...

10/11/11
MLB Drops Effort To Disqualify Dodgers' Counsel

MLB last night withdrew its effort to disqualify the Dodgers' current bankruptcy counsel. The league had made a motion that the club's two firms on the matter – Dewey & LeBoeuf and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor – should be dismissed on conflict-of-interest grounds with regard t ...

10/10/11
Judge Sides With MLB In Dodgers Case

The Dodgers, as expected, were again denied the ability to take legal discovery into the other 29 MLB teams after Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware declined late Friday to overturn his prior ruling on the issue. Confirming strong signals he gave fo ...

Tags: MLB, Baseball, Franchises

10/07/11
Division Series To Draw 850,000-Plus Fans

MLB said yesterday it will surpass 850,000 in attendance for the Division Seres postseason round, and post the second-highest overall attendance since the current playoff format was first used in '95. The 19 scheduled LDS games, one under the maximum possible number, is also a new league record. The ...

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