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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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10/06/11
McCourt Facing Another Legal Defeat

Embattled Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt is likely facing another legal defeat, as Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware strongly signaled yesterday he would not overturn his prior ruling forbidding discovery of other MLB team operations. McCourt sought the discovery, part ...

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Franchises

10/06/11
Fan Experience Big Focus For Companies

Today's panel titled "The U.S. Sports Sponsorship Marketplace: Where Is The Growth and Innovation?" focused heavily on developing ways to create new and differentiated experiences for fans, particularly at event sites, in partnership with sponsors. American Express VP/Sports Marketing, Access Strate ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

10/06/11
Dodgers Case: Ruling Likely To Be Uphold

Embattled Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt is facing another likely legal defeat after Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware signaled strongly yesterday he would not overturn a prior ruling of his forbidding discovery into other MLB team operations. McCourt sought the di ...

10/05/11
Judge In Dodgers Case To Hear Key Arguments

The ongoing Dodgers bankruptcy case will take a key turn this afternoon when Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware hears arguments on a discovery issue central to club Owner Frank McCourt's claims of improper MLB animus against him. Gross ruled last Friday that ...

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Franchises

10/05/11
CityVille Facebook Game To Feature College Logos

Social gaming outfit Zynga has signed a licensing deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company that will allow for the use of college logos and university landmarks for its popular Facebook game, CityVille. Marks from nearly 50 schools, including Alabama, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame and Michigan, will be ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

10/05/11
Dodgers Case: Arguments On Discovery Issue

The ongoing Dodgers bankruptcy case will take a key turn this afternoon when Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware hears arguments on a discovery issue central to club Owner Frank McCourt 's claims of improper MLB animus against him. Gross ruled last Friday t ...

10/05/11
ESPN Using New "Predictor" Tool

ESPN during its NFL analysis segments has started to use an online statistical tool it has developed called "The Predictor," forging a deeper link between what users see on TV and can use themselves online. "The Predictor" is an algorithmic tool that evaluates chosen statistical factors in a game, s ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

10/04/11
Mets Reduce Season-Ticket Prices For '12

The Mets today announced a widespread season-ticket price reduction for the '12 season, the third consecutive annual move designed to stem flagging Citi Field attendance. After season-ticket prices were cut an average of 14% for the '11 season, next year's rates will carry no increases for any seaso ...

10/04/11
Record First-Week Sales For EA's "FIFA 12"

EA Sports said today it sold more than 3.2 million units of "FIFA Soccer 12" in its first week of retail release, setting a new record for the biggest launch of any sports video game ever, and 23% above last year's first-week "FIFA" sales. The first-week "FIFA" sales also represent the biggest launc ...

10/04/11
Mediator Appointed In Dodgers Case

Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, presiding over the ongoing Dodgers case, disclosed yesterday he has appointed retired U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Farnan as a mediator in the dispute. Farnan has actually been working on the dispute between the Dodgers ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers

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