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

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Baseball HOF Abruptly Cancels 75th Anniversary Concert

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

The Baseball HOF announced that a planned concert on Aug. 2 to commemorate its 75th anniversary has been canceled. The fundraising event for the Hall, part of a yearlong series of anniversary events and more than a year in development, was slated to be staged by L.A.-based LGH19 Productions and feat...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN joins EA’s ‘Madden’ launch efforts

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Formally Approve Padres Sale

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners To Vote On Padres Sale

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SportsBusiness Daily: "Caught Looking" Debuts Tonight On NBCSN

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SportsBusiness Daily: "NBA 2K13" To Feature '92 Dream Team

2K Sports today confirmed weeks of industry rumors, announcing it will feature the '92 Dream Team in the upcoming "NBA 2K13" video game release, scheduled for Oct. 2. The virtual Dream Team, however, will be an 11-man squad, as the publisher was unable to secure licensing from Scottie Pippen . "NBA ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Meet Today, Tomorrow In Denver

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SportsBusiness Journal: Dolphins launch ‘Fin’ loyalty club

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SportsBusiness Journal: Fox rebrands, updates recruiting site

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SportsBusiness Journal: Bleacher sale: Another indie hit

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SportsBusiness Daily: Olympics Help NBC Jump In ComScores

NBC Sports made a major Olympics-driven move during July in monthly comScore reach rankings of top U.S. sports online destinations, surging from 7th in June to 4th and more than doubling its number of unique visitors from the prior month to 24.14 million. Yahoo Sports again held its customary spot a ...

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