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

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MLB Fires Back Against MASN, Says RSN Is In "Fruitless Search" For Evidence

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 21 / 14

MLB has fired back at MASN in an ongoing media-rights battle, accusing the Orioles-controlled RSN of wanting “to conduct a fishing expedition ... in a fruitless search for evidence that MLB corruptly controlled” the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee that ruled in favor of the Nationa...

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