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

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MLB To Hold Draft On June 9, But Has Yet To Pick Location

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

The '16 MLB Draft will be held on June 9, but the league has yet to disclose a location after efforts to synchronize the event with the College World Series have yet to produce an agreement. The Draft has been held at MLB Network studios in Secaucus, N.J., for the past seven years, and will return t...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Sets ComScore Record For September

ESPN’s digital properties in September generated 72.7 million unique visitors, according to comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform ratings, the largest total ever in the history of the category. In addition to vaulting past usual sports category reach leader Yahoo for the top spot during the mon ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

SportsBusiness Journal: Game Time mobile app sees upgrade

NBA Digital is relaunching its Game Time mobile application for the 2013-14 season, marking a key product enhancement as the NBA-Turner Sports digital partnership hits its five-year anniversary. Changes for the app, the league’s signature ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB weathers slings, arrows of October

There are regular signs of autumn that are traditional and comfortable: leaves turning, pumpkins on porches, cooler temperatures. And then there is the now-annual torrent of media bickering over whether Major League Baseball is a dying entity, arriving squarely — and inconveniently — ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Selig Confirms Expanded Replay On Track For '14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Thursday night presented retired Yankees P Mariano Rivera with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award, calling him “the face of baseball for this generation.” “He did it with so much class, dignity and honor,” Selig said. “He&rsqu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: Selig To Present Rivera With Award

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig today will present recently retired Yankees P Mariano Rivera with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award prior to Game 2 of the World Series. Rivera is the 13th recipient of the award, joining Baseball HOFers Roberto Clemente , Tony Gwynn , Cal Ripken J ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Aramark Has New Fenway Sandwiches

Fenway Park concessionaire Aramark tonight is introducing three new deli sandwiches for the World Series. The new offerings consist of a hot pastrami sandwich, a hot Italian beef sandwich, and a corned beef sandwich. The additions are in keeping with expanded deli-style fare in many ballparks in rec ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Partners With Funny Or Die

MLBAM has struck a new partnership with comedy website Funny Or Die in which it will co-produce baseball-themed videos . The first such offering, filmed last week at Dodger Stadium, features actresses Marcia Gay Harden and Rebecca Mader among others. The deal represents the first partnership Fu ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Releasing Tim McCarver Tribute

Your browser does not support iframes. MLB this morning is releasing online a special commemorative video honoring Fox Sports broadcaster Tim McCarver , who will be calling his 24th and final World Series this year. The three-minute clip, developed by MLB Productions, showcases McCarver during ...

SportsBusiness Journal: New phase for Bleacher Report

For Bleacher Report’s third act, expect two major strategic themes: more integration with Turner’s televised properties and a continued effort to set the general sports news agenda. The Turner-owned company is again in the midst of transition with the departure earlier this month of i ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Morgan to keep USAT Sports on course

Last week’s change at the top of USA Today Sports Media Group was certainly abrupt and surprising, but new President Dave Morgan said the company plans to keep up its aggressive run of new product development. MORGAN ...

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