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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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05/17/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

PETER BRICKMAN was named Senior Dir of Broadcast Operations and Technology for NFL Enterprises, where he will oversee the league''s Sunday Ticket package and also support NFL Interactive, NFL Films an

Tags: MasterCard, MLB, NFL, People and Pop Culture, SportsLine.com, St. Louis Cardinals

05/17/99
A CHARISMATIC CROWD ATTENDS 124TH RUNNING OF PREAKNESS

An "estimated" 100,311 attended Saturday''s running of the 124th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in MD, marking the largest crowd in the race''s history, according to Peter Schmuck of the Balt

Tags: ABC, Events and Attractions, Nielsen, Walt Disney

05/17/99
LOSING ITS CRUNCH? ATHLETES TURN AWAY FROM WHEATIES BRAND

General Mills'' Wheaties is "losing its allure" with top athletes, as many are "treating the Breakfast of Champions more like a cold bowl of porridge, demanding more money or refusing to make personal

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Acushnet, Nike, Wheaties

05/17/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

PRINCE NASEEM HAMED was profiled in Sunday''s PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER MAGAZINE, where George Azar wrote that the "private Naseem Hamed is a courteous young man." Asked why he acts like a "jerk in public

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Indianapolis Colts, NBC, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Steelers, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

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MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Mitchell Fink writes that Art Kaminsky of The Marquee Group has "found no takers" in shopping a book about Yankees OF Darryl Strawberry. Kaminsky, on Strawberry''s troubles: "Nobody wants to

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media, Toronto Maple Leafs, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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FACILITY NOTES

IS THE PARTY OVER? In Chicago, Jay Mariotti examined the extra security measures taken at Wrigley Field and wrote, "In a sense, Tribune Co. executives have no one to blame but themselves. After all, t

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RED SOX MANAGE TO QUIET SKEPTICS WITH NEW BALLPARK PROPOSAL

The Red Sox formally unveiled plans on Saturday for a new Fenway Park, a project budgeted at $545M that "mimics so many characteristic details of the beloved current stadium that the team even plans t

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05/17/99
MLS A-CREWS RAVE REVIEWS FOR NEW COLUMBUS STADIUM

The MLS Crew drew an "overflow" crowd of 24,471 to the debut of its new 22,485-seat soccer-specific stadium on Saturday night, according to Craig Merz of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH, who wrote that the debu

Tags: Columbus Crew, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS, New England Revolution, Walt Disney

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FRANCHISE NOTE

In Akron, Patrick McManamon wrote that the Browns, which charge $20 per year, and the Packers are the only NFL teams that charge their fans to be on a waiting list for season tickets. Meanwhile, the B

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, NFL

05/17/99
AND 1'S NEW LATRELL SPREWELL SPOT HAS WRITERS ALL CHOKED UP

AND 1''s TV spot featuring Knicks G Latrell Sprewell claiming to represent the American Dream is "almost as insulting as Sprewell trying to choke his coach," according to John Rowe of the Bergen RECOR

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