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

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MASN In Letter To Judge Claims Manfred's Recent Comments Are "Highly Prejudicial"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15

MASN on Friday sent an pointed letter to N.Y. State Supreme Court Judge Lawrence Marks, arguing MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s remarks on Thursday regarding the ongoing media rights dispute were “highly prejudicial and demonstrate that MASN cannot receive a fair and impartial hearin...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports, Yahoo Launch Digital "NHL Rivals"

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SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Quietly Releases Streaming App

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SportsBusiness Journal: CineSport to boost USA Today video

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SportsBusiness Journal: EA’s athlete relations director exits

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SportsBusiness Journal: Teams say break from StubHub a success

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SportsBusiness Daily: Grey Leaving Bleacher Report, Turner Sports

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sports Marketing Symposium: Sports Movies

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