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

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MLB Books Lil Jon, Don Omar For Concerts Around All-Star Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 21 / 17

MLB has booked rapper Lil Jon and reggaeton star Don Omar to headline concerts during the upcoming All-Star Game festivities in Miami. Lil Jon will headline the league’s first-ever nighttime Electric Run, which concludes with a large post-race afterparty, on July 8. The following day, Omar...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Nats Sell Last Outfield Wall Spot To Chipotle

The Nationals have sold outfield wall signage to QSR chain Chipotle, marking the first time the club has fully sold out the outfield wall in Nationals Park’s eight-year history. The deal comes on the heels of recently renewed or newly signed sponsorships with Anheuser-Busch, Inova, and Delta, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Washington Nationals, Chipotle

SportsBusiness Daily: YES' Dolgin Testifies Before N.J. Assembly Panel

The ongoing YES Network-Comcast dispute made its way Thursday to the New Jersey state government, as YES Network President & CEO Tracy Dolgin testified before the state’s Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities Committee in Trenton. The Assembly is considering a resolution that would u ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Gronkowski Lands "Madden" Cover

EA Sports last night named Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski  the cover athlete for “Madden NFL 17,” making him the first player at that position and the first Patriot to be on the cover of the popular video game franchise. The announcement led the 6:00pm ET SportsCenter, continuing a ...

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Previews What To Expect From Undefeated

ESPN execs previewed the planned debut next week of The Undefeated, saying the new site devoted to the intersection of race, sports, and culture will aim to be “fearless, but not reckless.” The Undefeated Editor-in-Chief Kevin Merida and ESPN Exec VP/Global Strategy & Original Conten ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Pushes Latest "NBA Live" To Early '17

Electronic Arts late yesterday in its quarterly earnings report said that it will not release a version of “NBA Live” this year and is delaying the typical fall release of the game until early ’17. The “NBA Live” franchise has long been challenged, with a failed attempt ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Unveils The Undefeated Details

ESPN execs today previewed the planned debut next week of The Undefeated, saying the new site devoted to the intersection of race, sports, and culture will aim to be “fearless, but not reckless.” The Undefeated Editor-in-Chief Kevin Me ...

SportsBusiness Daily: No Fan Vote For New "Madden" Cover

EA Sports today said it will not conduct a fan vote to select the cover athlete for the upcoming edition of its popular football title, “Madden NFL,” and instead will simply announce the choice on Thursday during the 6:00pm ET edition of “SportsCenter.” After debuting a ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Files Opposition To Nationals' Plan

MASN late Friday filed in New York Supreme Court its opposition to the Nationals’ bid to have the long-running media rights dispute sent back to MLB’s Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee. The Nationals in January filed its motion after Judge Lawrence Marks vacated the original RSDC dec ...

Tags: Media, MASN

SportsBusiness Journal: VR primer

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SportsBusiness Journal: What's holding VR back?

Billions of dollars are pouring into virtual reality, with new funding deals arriving almost by the week. Nearly every major league commissioner, team owner and network head is keenly interested, if not already active, in the space. The technology is quickly morphing to numerous facets of the fan ex ...

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