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

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Baseball HOF Abruptly Cancels 75th Anniversary Concert

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

The Baseball HOF announced that a planned concert on Aug. 2 to commemorate its 75th anniversary has been canceled. The fundraising event for the Hall, part of a yearlong series of anniversary events and more than a year in development, was slated to be staged by L.A.-based LGH19 Productions and feat...

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SportsBusiness Journal: PGA Tour gets stake in The Whistle

Startup youth sports programmer The Whistle has signed a deal in which the PGA Tour will take a minority equity interest in the emerging company. The PGA Tour also will participate in a content and distribution deal with The Whistle, supplying archival content as well as assisting in the developm ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Giant screens engage fans

Incorporating fans into video board content dates back more than a decade through technologies such as text-to-screen and virtual polling. But the current rush toward monster-sized boards is providing teams, venue operators and mobile marketing outfits a far larger and more interesting canvas on whi ...

Tags: In-Depth

SportsBusiness Daily: D'Backs Prepping For Awards Ceremony

The D'Backs next Thursday will hold their second annual Most Valuable Partner Awards gala, with the event expanded this year to include a new fans' choice award. Launched last year as a means to inject energy into traditional team-run sponsor summits, the club's '13 Most Valuable Partner Awards even ...

Tags: Franchises, Arizona Diamondbacks

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB, MLBPA Announce Drug Testing Changes

MLB and the MLBPA today announced a series of significant changes to their joint drug agreement, implementing random, in-season blood testing for HGH beginning this year as well as new protocols to test for heightened testosterone. Every player will now have a baseline testostorone/epitestosterone ( ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo Returns To Top Of ComScores

Yahoo Sports in December returned to the top of the monthly comScore reach rankings among U.S. sports sites, continuing a back-and-forth with ESPN for the top spot over the past five months. Yahoo last month led the way with 40.01 million unique visitors. The rest of the list mostly held form compar ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Revival Of "MLB 2K" A One-Year Deal

Yesterday's surprise video game licensing deal involving 2K Sports, MLB, MLBAM and the MLBPA to  revive the thought-extinct "MLB 2K" franchise is a one-year pact designed to buy time for baseball until the next gaming console cycle. Sony and Microsoft are both said to be working on next-genera ...

Tags: Media, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners To Vote On Indians' Control Exec

MLB owners meeting today in Paradise Valley, Ariz., will likely vote on a transfer of the status of the Indians' designated control exec from team Owner Larry Dolan to his son, Paul , the club's Chair & CEO. The largely seamless transfer, part of a long-planned transition in the Dolan family' ...

SportsBusiness Daily: T-Mobile Signs Three-Year Deal With MLB

T-Mobile, the country's fourth-largest wireless carrier, has signed a major three-year sponsorship with MLB and its teams that also includes extensive rights with MLBAM, giving baseball its first league-level telecommunications sponsorship deal in nearly 15 years. Perhaps most notable to fans and te ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: 2K Sports Suprises With "MLB 2K 13" Release

2K Sports this morning made a surprise announcement that it has renewed its video game license with MLB, the MLBPA and MLBAM, and will release "MLB 2K 13" on March 5 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 featuring Rays P David Price on the cover. 2K Sports had a five-year deal with MLB that expired las ...

Tags: Media, Take-Two Interactive

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Meetings Begin Today

MLB owners today will begin a two-day quarterly meeting in Paradise Valley, Ariz. In addition to continued planning for the upcoming season and World Baseball Classic, owners will hear presentations on the global economy and political climate from columnist George Will , a frequent consultant and a ...

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