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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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08/25/11
Mets To Hold Social Media Night Friday

The Mets tomorrow during their home game against the Braves will hold the team's inaugural Social Media Night, an effort that continues a rapidly increasing interest by many MLB clubs in the emerging medium. The Mets have dedicated their Big Apple Reserved section, roughly 800 seats beyond ...

Tags: Franchises, New York Mets

08/24/11
Dodgers Request DC Firm Market TV Rights

The Dodgers late yesterday filed a request with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for approval to hire law firm Covington & Burling LLP to help market the club's cable TV rights. Club Owner Frank McCourt has long considered the TV rights the key to alleviating his financia ...

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Franchises

08/23/11
Hockey East, Red Sox Plan Frozen Fenway Announce

Hockey East and the Red Sox today said they will hold a press conference Friday afternoon for what several industry sources said will be to announce a college ice hockey doubleheader at Fenway Park this coming January. The return of Frozen Fenway to the ballpark will involve the Univ. of Maine, Univ ...

08/22/11
Bleacher Report Adds Lead Writers

Bleacher Report has created a new "Lead Writer Program" in which featured contributors will help shape the open-source sports journalism hub's content and direction. The move follows the hiring earlier this year of King Kaufman from Salon.com to be manager of writer development, and the creation o ...

08/22/11
Panasonic Sponsoring U.S. Open 3D Coverage

Panasonic has signed a deal with CBS Sports and the USTA to sponsor 3D broadcasts of the upcoming U.S. Open Tennis Championships for the second consecutive year. CBS will expand its 3D coverage of the tournament to weekend matches from Arthur Ashe Stadium as well as select matches from the tournamen ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Panasonic

08/22/11
Joe Morgan Debuts New Radio Show

Baseball HOFer and former ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" broadcaster Joe Morgan has started a daily one-hour national radio program, "The Joe Morgan Show," on the Sports USA syndication network. Morgan's program will be heard initially in 22 markets, including WCKY-AM in Cincinnati and WQYK-AM in Tamp ...

Tags: Media

08/18/11
MLB Owners' Meetings Wrap Up

MLB today concluded its quarterly owners' meetings in Cooperstown, N.Y, with events there quickly overshadowed by the historic news of a positive blood test for HGH by Rockies minor leaguer Mike Jacobs . Jacobs is the first athlete in North American pro team sports to fail an HGH test. The Rockies ...

08/18/11
MLB Exec Council Discusses Astros Sale

The proposed and currently delayed $680M sale of the Astros to Houston businessman Jim Crane was among the major topics discussed yesterday by the MLB Executive Council as part of ongoing owners' meetings in Cooperstown, N.Y., though without any new resolution. An owner vote on the deal originally ...

08/17/11
Braves Bash Draws More Than 20,000 Fans

The Braves drew more than 20,000 fans in total to its Aug. 14 "#BravesBash," a wide-ranging social media effort involving interaction between players and fans on a variety of digital platforms. A live streaming event on the club's Facebook page drew more than 13,000 fans, while a crowd of more than ...

Tags: Media, Atlanta Braves

08/17/11
UT Signs With StubHub/Paciolan

StubHub and Paciolan have struck a integrated ticketing deal with the Univ. of Tennessee, marking the fourth major school to join the alliance in the last two weeks following Texas, Texas Tech and USC. Like the others, Tennessee will offer a combined ticket product allowing for last-minute resales u ...

Tags: Colleges, StubHub

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