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Eric Fisher

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

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MLB Breaking Thank You Spot To Fans Via Social Media Channels

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

MLB this morning will debut a new thank you spot that will run online on the league’s various social media channels and then on TV during Friday’s Game 3 of the World Series. The 60-second spot is designed in part to promote the league’s season-ticket landing page at MLB.com/seaso...

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