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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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10/03/11
McCourt's Future With Dodgers Could Be Known Soon

Key questions surrounding the Dodgers, including the ownership status of Frank McCourt and the future of the club's cable TV rights, will be addressed beginning late this month after Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware late Friday scheduled a critical four-da ...

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Franchises

09/29/11
Selig Watched Wednesday Games "Like A Fan"

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said this afternoon the shift of the regular season's end to a Wednesday night from its traditional Sunday afternoon came from his Special Committee for On-Field Matters, with the new slating contributing heavily to the excitement generated and bullish TV ratings beyond ...

09/29/11
Dodgers Counsel Files For More Legal Fees

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLC, lead counsel for the Dodgers in their bankruptcy case, yesterday filed a request with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for compensation of $835,928.50 in attorneys fees and $48,357.92 in expenses for its work on behalf of the club during the month of Au ...

09/27/11
EA Sports' "FIFA Soccer 12" Hits Retail Today

EA Sports said today global presales of its "FIFA 12" soccer video game, released to retail today, was in excess of 800,000 units. The total is 108% above the same figure for "FIFA 11," and the best presale of any title in EA Sports history. EA Sports also set another company record with 3.49 millio ...

09/27/11
Dodgers Respond To MLB's Filing

The Dodgers today made their initial response to MLB's bid to strip the franchise from Owner Frank McCourt , pushing for more time for the court to fully hear the dispute. The club asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to first hear a separate MLB motion to remove the Dodgers ...

09/23/11
Amazon Appstore Giving Away MLB.com At Bat

MLBAM and the Amazon Appstore for Android will give away the MLB.com At Bat 11 app for free today as a means to help drive awareness and usage heading into the postseason. The product will be the online store's Free App of the Day. MLB.com At Bat has sold more than 6 million downloads across all pla ...

09/22/11
Team Of MLBers Go To Taiwan For Exhibitions

MLB and the MLBPA today announced they will send a team of major leaguers to Taiwan Nov. 2-6 to play a five-game exhibition series against the Chinese Taipei national team. The set of games will mark the first offseason all-star tour in Asia since a long-running, biennial series in Japan was discont ...

09/21/11
Sales Of "NHL 12" Top $27M In First Week

EA Sports late yesterday said "NHL 12" generated more than $27M in global revenue during its first week of retail release, the best ever for the hockey video game franchise, and has sold more than 451,000 units. First-week unit sales in North America and Europe, representing the bulk of sales f ...

09/19/11
Dodgers Seek Court Approval To Sell TV Rights

The Dodgers late Friday filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to begin marketing their cable TV rights, shifting the case at its core and likely setting up dramatic conflicts with MLB and Fox, the team's current rightsholder. The TV rights are also the key instru ...

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Baseball, Media

09/19/11
All-Star Game Planning Session Today In K.C.

MLB, the Royals and various K.C.-area officials today will begin a two-day planning session for the '12 All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium, marking the beginning of formal preparations for the event. The session will be led in part by MLB Senior VP/Special Events Marla Miller and Royals Senior VP/B ...

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