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

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MLB Adopts New Format For Revealing All-Star Game Rosters

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 15

MLB today announced a new format for the reveal of All-Star Game rosters for this year's game in Cincinnati. Instead of announcing position starters, pitchers, and reserves all at once, the league, ESPN and corporate partner Esurance have broken up the reveal into two parts, each with its own televi...

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