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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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03/25/11
Yankees, Twins Partner For Hope Week

The Yankees and Twins, playing a Spring Training game Sunday in Ft. Myers, Fla., will announce during a pregame ceremony a joint partnership for their various Hope Week charitable initiatives. The Twins earlier this week announced plans to stage their first-ever Hope Week June 12-18 in the Twin Citi ...

03/25/11
SB Nation Partnering With FanFeedr

Blog network SB Nation has struck a strategic partnership with N.Y.-based sports content aggregator FanFeedr in which SB Nation will be using FanFeedr's Publisher Dashboard to create and publish real-time content feeds for users. The FanFeedr Publisher Dashboard product pools content from ...

03/24/11
Indians Outline '11 Social Media Initiatives

The Indians today are introducing a new suite of social media initiatives for the '11 season, including the creation of the Indians Social Suite, a 12-person suite at Progressive Field that will cater exclusively to invited social media users. It replaces the previous Indians Social Deck in the stad ...

03/22/11
NESV Changes Name To Fenway Sports Group

New England Sports Ventures has changed its corporate name to Fenway Sports Group, a move driven to reflect better the more global nature of the business, particularly following last year's acquisition of EPL club Liverpool FC. The previous Fenway Sports Group, the sports marketing and sales agency ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Fenway Sports Group

03/21/11
EA Sports Using Fan Vote For "Madden" Cover

EA Sports for the second straight year will use a fan vote to select the cover athlete for the upcoming version of "Madden NFL." This year's process will be greatly expanded from '10, with the voting being featured on ESPN's "SportsNation" and including one candidate from e ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, EA Sports

03/18/11
Reviews of "MMOD" On iPad, iPhone

Turner Sports added the iPad as a platform for the popular March Madness on Demand this year, and it delivered terrific picture quality for today’s early games and a bevy of fun features on the tablet device. The free iPad app downloaded and loaded without trouble, opening to the main screen highlig ...

03/17/11
Sports Travel Startup Pairs With Steiner Sports

Sports Power Weekends Inc., a N.Y.-based sports travel startup, has struck a partnership with Steiner Sports to include a variety of game-used and exclusive sports memorabilia in its trip packages. The newly renamed "Steiner Sports Power Weekends" will offer game tickets, hotel and travel accom ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

03/16/11
Former SI, Time Exec Ken Fuchs Hired By Yahoo

Yahoo has hired KEN FUCHS , former SI and Time Inc. digital executive, as head of its sports, games and entertainment properties, according to industry sources. The hiring was outlined in an internal company memo, the sources said. Yahoo execs were not available for comment, but Fuchs comes to the ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Yahoo

03/16/11
MLBAM Experimenting With Games On Facebook

MLBAM this week has begun to experiment with live games on Facebook, placing one Spring Training game per day for free on the social networking site. The effort will continue for the duration of Spring Training as MLBAM evaluates usage patterns for the video content on Facebook, as well as ...

Tags: Media, MLB

03/16/11
Sources: Yahoo Hires Ken Fuchs

Yahoo has hired Ken Fuchs , former SI and Time Inc. digital executive, as head of its sports, games and entertainment properties, according to industry sources. The hiring was outlined in an internal company memo, the sources said. Yahoo execs were not available for comment, but Fuchs comes to the ...

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