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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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09/15/11
Neukom Discusses Decision To Leave Giants

Outgoing MLB Giants Managing General Partner & CEO Bill Neukom this afternoon denied there was a communications conflict with the club's BOD, and pegged his pending departure more toward a broader sense of accomplishment. "I've accomplished essentially what I set out to accomplish (in this r ...

09/15/11
Dodgers Trustee Seeks Reduction In Legal Fees

The U.S. Trustee in the ongoing Dodgers bankruptcy case today filed an objection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware seeking a reduction of $352,742 from the $1.66M in initial legal fees billed to the club. Two separate firms representing the Dodgers - Dewey & LeBoeuf LLC ...

09/15/11
New SI App Devoted To Rivalries

Sports Illustrated has released a new mobile application devoted to 10 major college and pro football rivalries. "Sports Illustrated Football Rivals" features a wide range of archival editorial content, audio and video highlights, photo galleries and other material. Actor Kyle Chandler from "Friday ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

09/14/11
Minor League Attendance Down Slightly

Minor League Baseball concluded its '11 season with a total attendance of 41.25 million, a second straight annual decline but down just 0.4% from last year's 41.43 million. The decline from '09 to '10 was also fractional at just 0.5%. This year's average of 4,029 per game, however, represented a 0.9 ...

09/14/11
D'Backs Announce NLDS Ticket Prices

The D'Backs said today ticket pricing for potential NLDS games at Chase Field will range from $12-140, on average 24% cheaper than the club's last playoff appearance in '07. The $12 low-end pricing for outfield reserve seats is also the cheapest first-round playoff ticket of any MLB team in contenti ...

09/14/11
Comcast SportsNet Expands NBC Sports Talk Use

Comcast SportsNet has created for each of its RSN's websites local versions of the NBC Sports Talk platform used for NBCSports.com and its network blog sites. Beginning with CSNPhilly.com and continuing over the next few weeks through the rest of the CSN portfolio, the sites will feature redesigns w ...

Tags: Media

09/14/11
MLB To Start '12 Season In Miami

MLB will begin its '12 regular season on April 4 with a game in Miami to debut the Marlins' new retractable-roof ballpark in Little Havana, and will end it on Oct. 3, reverting from a slightly earlier start and finish to the regular season used this year. The Marlins' opener against the Cardinals wi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

09/14/11
Yahoo To Air Nightly Whiparound MLB Show

Yahoo Sports has struck a multiyear deal with MLBAM to create "MLB.com Full Count," a nightly online video whiparound show featuring live look-ins to games, highlights, social media integration, scores, statistics and other live content. "MLB.com Full Count," powered by MLBAM and distributed through ...

Tags: Media, MLB, Yahoo

09/14/11
Yahoo, MLBAM Partner For Online Show

Yahoo Sports has struck a multiyear deal with MLBAM to create "MLB.com Full Count," a nightly online video whiparound show featuring live look-ins to games, highlights, social media integration, scores, statistics and other live content. "MLB.com Full Count," powered by MLBAM and distributed through ...

09/13/11
MLB Man Of The Year, Clemente Nominees Named

Both MLB and the MLBPA have named nominees for their respective awards honoring sportsmanship and community involvement by players. The six nominees this year for the union's annual Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, which also includes a component of on-field excellence, are Yankees P DAVID ROBE ...

Tags: MLB, People and Pop Culture

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