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Bowman Denies Report That MLB Would Stop Fans From Using Meerkat, Periscope Apps

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 07 / 15

MLB President of Business & Media Bob Bowman this morning shot down a Wall Street Journal report that the league would stop fans from streaming game footage, saying the newspaper "just got it flat-out wrong." Bowman said, "We're a friend of technology. Every social media technology that&rsq...

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