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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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07/22/11
Dodgers Financing Decision Pending

A decision on the bankrupt Dodgers' interim financing is still on hold after Delaware Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross did not issue a ruling yesterday. Gross, after a nearly 10-hour hearing Wednesday on rival bids from the Dodgers and MLB, said he hoped to have a ruling by the end of Thursday ...

07/21/11
Bird, Magic, Jordan On "NBA 2K12" Cover

Bird will be integrated into game, in addition to being on cover 2K Sports has selected the Basketball HOF trio of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan to be the cover athle ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NBA

07/21/11
Georgetown Signs Deal With MSE

Georgetown Univ.’s athletic department has signed a partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment aimed at boosting ticket sales for the men's basketball program. Georgetown, which will utilize the Monumental staff on a variety of sales initiatives, plays its home games at the Monumen ...

07/20/11
Judge To Hear Dodgers Financing Arguments

The increasingly hostile bankruptcy battle between the Dodgers and MLB will continue in a Wilmington courtroom this morning as Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware will hear arguments on rival interim financing plans. The club and Owner Frank McCourt are seekin ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers

07/20/11
Sports Social Networking Site Fanvibe Shutters

S.F.-based sports social hub Fanvibe is ceasing operations, due in large part to ongoing labor unrest in the NBA. The two-year-old company last month was acquired by Atlanta-based BeRecruited.com, and the plan had been to operate each business as separate entities under their own brand names. But w ...

Tags: Media

07/20/11
Dodgers Bankruptcy Hearing Today In Delaware

The increasingly hostile bankruptcy battle between the Dodgers and MLB will continue in a Wilmington courtroom this morning as Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware will hear arguments on rival interim financing plans. The club and Owner Frank McCourt are se ...

07/19/11
S.F.-based Fanvibe Ceasing Operations

S.F.-based sports social hub Fanvibe is ceasing operations, due in large part to ongoing labor unrest in the NBA. The two-year-old company last month was acquired by Atlanta-based BeRecruited.com, and the plan had been to operate each business as separate entities under their own brand names. But wh ...

07/19/11
Dodgers File Supplemental Reply In Bankruptcy Case

The Dodgers today filed a supplemental reply in their ongoing bankruptcy case, again supporting the proposed interim financing bid in collaboration with Highbridge Capital Management. The club again argued that MLB's claims of economic superiority for its rival interim financing proposal a ...

07/18/11
McCourt Responds To MLB's Objection

Several motions and objections were filed today in the ongoing Dodgers bankruptcy case, serving as a run-up to Wednesday's hearing in Wilmington, Del., on competing interim financing proposals from MLB and club owner Frank McCourt in tandem with Highbridge Capital Management. Most notably, Mc ...

07/18/11
MLB ASG FanFest Attendance Down 6.5%

MLB drew a total attendance of 110,737 for the July 8-12 All-Star Game FanFest in Phoenix, down 6.5% from the 118,429 attending last year's interactive baseball fan festival in Anaheim. This year's number is surprising as the league and host club the D'Backs began selling tickets in February, earlie ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

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