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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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07/15/11
MLB Objects To McCourt's Financing

MLB late Thursday in Delaware bankruptcy court filed a formal objection to Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt's proposed interim financing from Highbridge Capital Management, saying he has a "substantial personal financial stake" in the deal. In addition to arguing that MLB's own interim financing proposal ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers

07/14/11
Rockies Introducing Food Truck In Ballpark

The Rockies and concessions partner Aramark today will introduce "Wok In The Park," a mobile food truck that will be stationed on the Coors Field main-level concourse. This is believed to be the first use of such a food truck inside of an MLB ballpark. Selling Asian noodle bowls, the food truck is ...

07/12/11
Chase Field Offering Moble Food Ordering

The D'Backs have partnered with MLBAM and Levy Restaurants to offer mobile food ordering through the MLB.com At Bat mobile application. The D'Backs are the third MLB team to roll out the service following the Phillies and Astros. The mobile food ordering will involve an express lane at multiple loca ...

Tags: Facilities, Arizona Diamondbacks

07/11/11
Home Run Derby Tickets Still Remain

About 2,000 tickets still remained as of late yesterday for tonight's MLB Home Run Derby at Chase Field in Phoenix, continuing a multiyear run in which the annual event has failed to sell out. Chase Field, with a capacity for this week's events of about 47,000, is the second-largest All-Star Game ho ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

07/08/11
Weiner Issues Statement On Arizona Law

MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner  on Friday issued a second statement on the controversial Arizona immigration law that has been likened by many to racial profiling. Weiner decried the law last year, but with key portions of the measure now tied up in federal legal disputes, he said Friday that h ...

07/08/11
Judge Strikes Anti-McCourt Letters

Judge Kevin Gross from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware Friday said five anti- Frank McCourt fan letters entered into the Dodgers bankruptcy case docket this week will be removed, and no new ones will be accepted. The fans have no legal standing in the case, and Gross in his ...

07/07/11
Judge Issues Ruling In Favor Of MLB

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and most other MLB execs will not have to be deposed, at least for now, in the Dodgers bankruptcy case following a discovery ruling earlier today in favor of the league. The Dodgers and Owner Frank McCourt sought a wide variety of documents and depositions from MLB the ...

07/07/11
MLB Responds To Dodgers' Requests

MLB, as expected, late yesterday issued its own stinging rebuke to the Dodgers' recent requests for a sweeping series of depositions and document submissions in the club's ongoing bankruptcy case. In the filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, the league called Dodgers Ow ...

07/06/11
Cisco Looks To Help Wi-Fi Congestion

Cisco is introducing a new wireless Internet access system that it believes can relieve network congestion prevalent at sports venues. Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi seeks a fix by deploying wi-fi access in a much more concentrated fashion than most other methods, with signals aimed specifically at i ...

Tags: Facilities

07/05/11
Dodgers Blast MLB In Court Filing

The Dodgers blasted MLB in court papers filed this morning with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for declining to produce requested documents and executives for depositions. The controversy is only the latest dustup between MLB and the Dodgers, who filed for bankruptcy last we ...

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