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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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08/17/11
MLB Owners Set For Quarterly Meetings

MLB owners today will begin a set of quarterly meetings in Cooperstown, N.Y. With a previously scheduled vote on the proposed sale of the Astros to Houston businessman Jim Crane now delayed, the sessions will focus primarily on economic and labor matters, particularly with MLB teams this week ag ...

08/16/11
Dodgers Win Bankruptcy Court Ruling

The Dodgers today prevailed in their dispute with California-based merchandising vendor Facility Merchandising Inc., gaining court approval to continue their bankruptcy reorganization efforts on the current schedule. FMI sought an accelerated decision by Sept. 26 on whether the club will continue or ...

08/16/11
Dodgers Set For Third Bankruptcy Hearing

A third hearing will be held today in Wilmington, Del., on the ongoing Dodgers bankruptcy case, though it is not nearly as overarching as a July 20 session focused on the club's interim financing. Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware will hear arguments on ...

08/15/11
MLB Delays Vote On Astros Sale

MLB has delayed a planned vote this week on the proposed $680M sale of the Astros from Drayton McLane to a group led by Houston businessman Jim Crane . The vote was slated to occur at quarterly owners' meetings planned for Cooperstown, N.Y. But league officials said they need to spend more time i ...

08/12/11
MiLB Releases First Official Triple-A App

Minor League Baseball has released its first official mobile application, "MiLB Triple A" for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Developed by MLBAM, the free app includes live game tracking from the International and Pacific Coast Leagues, player data, news, standings and other content from the two U.S affi ...

Tags: Media, MLB

08/11/11
Braves Holding Social Media Bash Sunday

The Braves Sunday will hold a first ever "#BravesBash," an ambitious social media event following their home game against the Cubs involving a variety of live online player chats, Skype calls, Twitter and Facebook takeovers, behind-the-scenes videos, and live memorabilia and merchandise auctions. T ...

Tags: Franchises, Atlanta Braves

08/11/11
Top Sites Unchanged In Comscore Figures

The July '11 rankings for the most-trafficked sports sites according to comScore shows little change at the top relative to recent months with Yahoo Sports again at No. 1, ESPN.com at No. 2 and FoxSports.com at No. 3. But MLB.com, in the sixth spot, saw its number of unique visitors balloon from 1 ...

Tags: Media

08/10/11
Dodgers Battling Merchandise Vendor In Court

The Dodgers are now battling with their merchandise vendor, Facility Merchandising Inc., as part of their ongoing bankruptcy case, adding to the still-mounting legal woes surrounding Owner Frank McCourt. FMI, which replaced Delaware North's Sportservice beginning last year, wants Delawar ...

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Franchises

08/10/11
Univ. Of Texas Signs With StubHub

StubHub has struck a deal with the Univ. of Texas to become the school's official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace. The pact, StubHub's 21st within the college athletics space and arguably its most prominent, was facilitated through its business partner Paciolan and UT's multimedia rights partner ...

Tags: StubHub, Colleges

08/08/11
Tigers Announce Front Office Moves

The Tigers today made a series of front office contract extensions and promotions, most notably a new four-year deal for team President, CEO & GM Dave Dombrowski that keeps him with the club through '15. Duane McLean was promoted to Exec VP/Business Operations, and the team extended manager ...

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