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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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W.B. Mason To Sponsor Orioles, Nats

Office products supplier W.B. Mason has signed a pair of two-year sponsorship deals with the Nationals and Orioles, expanding beyond its prior MLB pacts with the Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies. The deals come in tandem with a substantial new entry by the company into the DC-Baltimore market. Assets i ...

EA Sports To Put Stores In U.S. Airports

EA Sports has partnered with retail development outfit The Paradies Shops to create several branded retail locations at U.S. airports. The first EA Sports store, to be located at Charlotte Douglas Int’l, is slated to open this fall, soon to be followed by ones at Will Rogers World Airport in ...

Nationals Opening Hospitality Area

The Nationals tonight will hold an invitation-only VIP reception to open their new Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk, built in collaboration with Danny Meyer 's Union Square Hospitality Group. First announced prior to the start of the season as part of a multiyear concessions deal between the team and ...

Big Lead Sports Names Barry Janoff Business Editor

Big Lead Sports has hired Barry Janoff, Exec Editor of NYSportsJournalism.com, to be its Business Editor. Continuing the evolution for the independent sports media entity, Janoff in his newly created position will expand the sports business-related content offerings on TheBigLead.com in partnership ...

Tags: Media

Celtics Host Annual Sponsor Summit In Boston

The Celtics on Thursday held their sixth annual sponsor summit in downtown Boston, and team executives said they have not seen renewal efforts blunted by the possibility of NBA labor strife this summer. Addressing what he called "the elephant in the room," Celtics President Rich Got ...

Tags: Boston Celtics, Franchises

EA Unveils Social Media Service

EA Sports this afternoon at the E3 Expo in L.A. unveiled a new social media-focused online service called the EA Sports Football Club that will act in concert with the gaming publisher's forthcoming soccer title, "FIFA 12." Designed as something of a new social network, the Football Club (easportsfo ...

BP Signs On As Indians' Official Fuel Provider

The Indians have signed a one-year sponsorship deal with BP, with the oil giant replacing Shell as the club's official fuel provider. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the BP-Indians pact is for the rest of the '11 season with two subsequent option years. BP will run an Indians-themed retail p ...

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Marketing and Sponsorship

Baseball HOF Opening New Milestones Exhibit

The Baseball HOF Saturday will open "One For The Books," a new permanent, $1.25M exhibit on the sport's famous statistical milestones developed in partnership with California-based film production outfit Legendary Entertainment. Billed as the most technologically advanced and interactive exhibit in ...

Tags: Baseball, Media, MLB, Coca-Cola

Einhorn Talks About Mets Deal

Prospective Mets minority equity partner David Einhorn said today he is not concerned with Owner Fred Wilpon 's recent comments on the team bleeding cash, and added he anticipates a turnaround for the franchise both fiscally and competitively on the field. "I expect the financial fortunes [of the ...

Louisiana Man Uses Halladay To Win 2K Sports Prize

Brian Kingery, a music teacher from Hammond, La., has been named by 2K Sports as the winner of its second annual $1M prize for pitching the first perfect game in its "MLB 2K11" title. The prize at its inception was believed to be the largest-ever for playing a console video game. Like init ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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