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

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Chelsea Market Fire Prompts Brief Evacuation Of MLBAM's HQ

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 28 / 17

A fire on the roof of Chelsea Market in N.Y., which contains MLBAM's HQ, prompted an evacuation of the building this afternoon for about an hour. The fire, starting from a cooling tower, generated large plumes of smoke. It was quickly contained and did not create any further disruption to MLBAM oper...

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