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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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05/25/11
Ripken Baseball Hires Tilley As President

Ripken Baseball has hired Baltimore business exec GLENN TILLEY as its new President, completing a long period of transition for the operation. Tilley will replace longtime company President CHRIS FLANNERY , who departed in December, and oversee a diversified operation that now includes three mino ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

05/25/11
MiLB President O'Conner Seeks Another Term

Minor League Baseball President Pat O'Conner yesterday notified the organization's board of trustees he will seek a second four-year term leading the affiliated minors. O'Conner, a veteran of minor league baseball at the team and national level for more than 30 years, was elected to his first four-y ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/24/11
MLBAM Releases Beat The Streak iPhone version

MLBAM has released an iPhone version of its popular Beat The Streak fantasy game, marking the game's first extension to mobile. With sponsorship by existing league partner Scotts, the game carries the same $5.6M prize as it does online for selecting a player to get a hit for 57 straight games. Joe ...

05/23/11
Tennis Channel Partners With SnappyTV

Tennis Channel has partnered with S.F.-based technology firm SnappyTV to conduct an experiment on viewer sharing of video clips from the channel's coverage of the French Open. Viewers watching the tournament can share up to a minute of footage they just saw live with anyone else by going to SnappyTV ...

Tags: Media

05/20/11
Mets, Duane Reade Pair Up For Sponsorship

The Mets have signed a sponsorship deal with N.Y.-based pharmacy chain Duane Reade for the rest of the '11 season. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the partnership will carry two key elements. The first is an "Honorary Captain" program based around the club's July 1-3 Subway Series games agai ...

Tags: New York Mets, Marketing and Sponsorship

05/18/11
MLBAM To Begin Inserting Ads On Mobile Devices

MLBAM later this month will begin its planned dynamic ad serving to mobile devices, marking the initial results of its expanded relationship with Bay Area-based technology outfit Auditude. Speaking this morning at the PaidContent Mobile conference in N.Y., MLBAM President & CEO Bob Bowman said a ...

Tags: MLB, Audi, DC, Baseball

05/13/11
Yahoo Sports' Dave Morgan Leaves Company

Yahoo Sports Exec Editor DAVE MORGAN is leaving the company after more than five years, effective in early June, representing another significant talent loss for the highly trafficked sports operation. Morgan played a key role in building Yahoo Sports from more of an aggregator and fantasy sports ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Yahoo

05/12/11
Selig Addresses Dodgers Investigation

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig , speaking this afternoon at the conclusion of quarterly owners' meetings in N.Y., said there is "no predetermined outcome" to the ongoing monitoring and investigation into the Dodgers' operations. Club Owner Frank McCourt on several occasions in the past three weeks ha ...

05/12/11
Score Media Acquires SportsTap App

Toronto-based Score Media Inc. has acquired rival mobile outfit SportsTap, one of the most popular smartphone sports applications, from Mobile1Sports LLC. The combined Score Media-SportsTap entity will rank among the largest sports mobile audiences in the U.S. with a combined unique user base of mo ...

Tags: Media

05/12/11
Score Media Acquires SportsTap

Toronto-based Score Media Inc. has acquired rival mobile outfit SportsTap, one of the most popular smartphone sports applications, from Mobile1Sports LLC. The combined Score Media-SportsTap entity will rank among the largest sports mobile audiences in the U.S. with a combined unique user base of mor ...

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