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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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04/27/11
NFL '11 App Already Over 140,000 Downloads

The NFL has generated more than 140,000 downloads of its new iPad application, "NFL '11," since its release last week, and the product last night ranked third among all free iPad apps on iTunes. The app, the league's first tablet-optimized product with live video, represents a key portion of an over ...

Tags: Media, NFL

04/27/11
McCourt To Meet With MLB Execs

Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt is scheduled to meet today with MLB execs in N.Y. as he seeks to get further clarity on the league's takeover last week of club business operations, Monday's appointment of Tom Schieffer as club monitor, and Commissioner Bud Selig 's refusal to approve a pending medi ...

04/25/11
MLB Names Scieffer To Oversee Dodgers

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig today named former Rangers President Tom Schieffer as his monitor and trustee of the Dodgers, whose day-to-day and business operations were taken over by the league last week. Schieffer ran the Rangers from '91-99, was the club's General Partner from '94-98 and led the ...

04/22/11
FanSnap Adds E-Tickets Component

Secondary ticket metasearch engine FanSnap has added an e-tickets component to identify ticket listings that are fulfilled strictly through e-mail and bar codes, as opposed to courier service. The aim is to more readily identify e-tickets and enable more last-minute purchasing of tickets. ...

04/22/11
More Than 40,000 Tickets Sold For MLB ASG

The D'Backs and MLB have sold more than 40,000 tickets thus far for the '11 MLB All-Star Game, and more than 34,000 each for the Home Run Derby and Futures Game that precede the July 12 event. The club and MLB lowered ticket prices as much as 59% for All-Star Game events this summer and began s ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

04/21/11
MLB, MLBPA Expand Pension Program

MLB and the MLBPA this afternoon announced they will begin making payments to former players from '47-80 with more limited service time that did not qualify for the league's normal pension benefit plan. Prior to '80, only players with at least four years of service time qualified for a pensi ...

04/21/11
MLB.com Sets Page-View Record

MLB.com yesterday drew an all-time traffic high in its 10-year-plus history with 142.3 million page views, according to internal Omniture metrics, extending a marked upswing in overall traffic thus far for the '11 season. The site since Opening Day has averaged 122 million page views per day, 48% hi ...

04/21/11
MLB Takes Control Of Dodgers

MLB yesterday announced it will take over the business and day-to-day operations of the Dodgers, stripping owner Frank McCourt of financial control of the team and representing by far the league's boldest step to date addressing an ugly divorce and debt-fueled saga with the club that has ...

04/21/11
MLB, MLBPA Improve Pensions

MLB and the MLBPA this afternoon will hold a joint press conference in N.Y. to announce improved pension benefits for older retired players. Details are due to be disclosed at the event, now certain to be far better attended due to media interest in the Dodgers. This deal, similar to prior ...

04/19/11
NBA Partners With Playdom On Facebook Game

NBA Digital and social gaming outfit Playdom have struck a partnership to create "NBA Dynasty," a new general manager-styled game on Facebook in which users will build teams using both current and former players dating to 1946. "NBA Dynasty" will also include more than 1,200 video clips from the '10 ...

Tags: NBA, Media

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