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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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04/06/11
SI Golf Group Releases App

The SI Golf Group has released "Front9," a new mobile golf application for the iPhone and iPad. The $2.99 single-purchase product, the first such app from the SI Golf Group, features news, instruction tips, equipment reviews, travel content, and other information. Updated weekly, the format is ...

04/01/11
Naming Rights For Potential New Liverpool Stadium?

Fenway Sports Group is actively shopping corporate naming rights for a potential new stadium for Liverpool FC, the EPL club it purchased last year. FSG since that acquisition has been deliberating whether to renovate Anfield, Liverpool's 127-year-old home stadium, in a similar manner to what it did ...

Tags: Facilities, Fenway Sports Group

03/31/11
EA Sports Returning To MLB Gaming

EA Sports is returning to licensed baseball video gaming after a six-year absence with the release of "World Series Superstars," a social game on Facebook. The result of a multiyear deal between EA Sports, MLBAM and the MLBPA, the new title will be a team building game similar in conc ...

Tags: MLB Season Preview, EA Sports

03/31/11
MLBAM Debuting New Products For Opening Day

MLBAM today released several new and enhanced digital products to coincide with Opening Day. New features to the MLB.com At Bat mobile application include detailed individual ballpark renderings for the GameDay feature in partnership with Sony, enhanced social media, video highlights and local ...

Tags: MLB Season Preview

03/30/11
Nationals Sign New Concessions Deal

The Nationals today unveiled a new multiyear concessions partnership with Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, bringing several eateries now popular at Citi Field in N.Y. to Nationals Park. The deal will create locations for Shake Shack burgers and shakes, Blue Smoke barbecue, Box Frites fr ...

03/30/11
Bud Selig Speaks At WCOS

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig credited the current 15-year run of labor peace for the record revenue and attendance the league has recorded in recent years.

03/29/11
JetBlue Signs Eight-Year Extension With Red Sox

The Red Sox have signed an eight-year sponsorship extension with JetBlue in which the airline will also gain naming rights to the club's new Spring Training ballpark in Ft. Myers, Fla.

03/29/11
GetGlue Signs Several Sports-Related Deals

GetGlue, a N.Y.-based social media startup, has struck official partnerships with several teams, leagues and broadcast networks for a new series of sports-related check-in portals. Similar to other social media hubs operating around affinity-based check-ins, such as Fanvibe, GetGlue seeks to build g ...

03/28/11
Nationals Relaunch Fan Rewards Program

The Nationals have relaunched their fan loyalty effort, the Red Carpet Rewards Program, as an online amenity. Believed to be the first of its type in MLB, the new, Internet-based Red Carpet Rewards Program was created through a partnership between the club, MLBAM and London-based customer ...

Tags: Franchises, Washington Nationals

03/28/11
TiqIQ Signs Deals With N.Y. Post, Wash Post

Startup secondary ticket outfit TiqIQ has struck deals with the N.Y. Post and Washington Post to embed ticket purchasing and ticket-related content within the newspapers' online sites. TiqIQ is seeking to blend traditional e-commerce with an editorial component in which blog postings are d ...

Tags: Media

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