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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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07/05/11
Trenton Thunder Draw Record Crowds

The Double-A Eastern League Trenton Thunder on Sunday drew a franchise-record crowd of 9,212, the second of two games Yankees SS Derek Jeter played there on a rehabilitation assignment. Saturday's Thunder game with Jeter drew 9,002, the third-largest crowd in team history. Jeter also played three ...

06/30/11
Court Dates For Dodgers' Bankuptcy Case

The Dodgers' ongoing bankruptcy case could extend into early next year, according to reserved hearing dates outlined in a filing today with the Delaware bankruptcy court. The court has scheduled 10 omnibus hearings on the case for the following dates: July 20, Aug. 16, Sept. 26, Oct. 12, Oct. 25, No ...

06/30/11
Trenton Thunder Likely To Sell Out Jeter Games

Executives for the Double-A Trenton Thunder, where injured Yankees SS Derek Jeter will likely play two games this weekend as part of his rehabilitation, said this afternoon that games for Saturday and Sunday are nearly sold out. The club is down to standing-room tickets for Saturday's game, while ...

06/30/11
MLB Donates To PTSD Causes

MLB Charities and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, through the ongoing Welcome Back Veterans effort, have made four $1M grants to organizations supporting treatment and research of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury for military veterans. The receiving groups are the Univ. ...

06/30/11
HBO Holds Screening For Flood Movie

  Watch The Spot HBO Sports yesterday held an invitation-only advance screening of its latest documentary "The Curious Case of Curt Flood," an event that drew former MLBPA Exec Dir Marvin Miller, current Exec Dir Michael Weiner, Flood's widow Judy Pace Flood, MLB Exec VP/Baseball Ope ...

Tags: Media, HBO

06/29/11
MLB Calling Tomorrow "Social Media Day"

MLB.com has designated tomorrow as its '11 "Social Media Day" to tie into the end of online voting for the upcoming All-Star Game. Fans liking any of the official Facebook pages of the 30 clubs will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a personalized All-Star Game jersey or a trip to the July 12 gam ...

Tags: Media, MLB

06/29/11
Yankees Finalize Hope Week Plans

The Yankees have finalized plans for the third iteration of "Hope Week," the club's week-long charitable initiative set this year for July 25-29. Much like the first two versions of Hope Week, the large-scale annual initiative will involve every player and coach and most of the front office for five ...

Tags: Franchises, New York Yankees

06/23/11
MLB FanFest To Feature Daily Themes

MLB has created theme days for each of the five-day run of FanFest, part of an overall effort to boost attendance at the interactive All-Star Game fan attraction. This year's event, slated for July 8-12 at the Phoenix Convention Center, will begin with Military Appreciation Day on Day 1 in which sp ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

06/20/11
MLB Posts Strong Weekend Attendance

MLB drew 1.646 million fans for its 45 scheduled games Friday-Sunday (June 17-19), its largest attendance for a 45-game weekend slate of games since Sept. 26-28, 2008. Overall, it was also the most highly attended MLB weekend since a 46-game set of games July 21-24, 2009, drew 1.684 million. Yesterd ...

06/17/11
"Madden" Exec Producer Frazier Leaving EA

Phil Frazier , Exec Producer of "Madden NFL" for EA Sports, has left the company after 14 years. Frazier, who had been one of the more prominent faces of the iconic video game franchise, is departing to pursue other career options, but it is not yet known where he will go next. A company statement ...

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