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Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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BigTeams hires Walker, raises funds for national expansion

04 / 21 / 14

BigTeams, a Northern Virginia-based provider of website and software solutions for high school athletic programs, has hired industry veteran Clay Walker as its chief executive officer and recently closed a venture capital funding round aimed at fueling a major national expansion. ...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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04/23/07
Game overhaul features technical improvements

Despite total sales of more than 60 million units and an unchallenged state as the biggest video game on the planet, this year’s iteration of Madden NFL will feature the most extensive year-over-year overhaul of game play to date. Those technical changes, in turn, will alter the Electronic Arts ...

Tags: Football, This Week's News

04/23/07
Israel Baseball League media deals include PBS stations

The fledgling Israel Baseball League has struck media deals with Infinity Pro Sports, Israel’s Arutz Sport and five U.S. PBS stations for its inaugural season. Arutz will broadcast nine games in Israel from the two-month summer season: the June 24 opening game, the all-star and championship ...

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04/16/07
With Extra Innings deals done, quest for sign-ups in full swing

Major League Baseball’s Extra Innings saga has moved from negotiations, dueling press releases and congressional hearings to the simpler operational logistics of customer sign-ups, but not without an angry parting shot from satellite company EchoStar Communications. ...

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04/16/07
Cold costs Northern MLB clubs

Mother Nature levied a wallop in Major League Baseball’s first two weeks of the 2007 season, siphoning away millions of dollars in ticket sales and concessions and parking revenue due to frigid weather and unexpected snow. Brave fans bundled up for baseball in Chicago … ...

Tags: Baseball, This Week's News

04/09/07
Will Cubs finally finish on top?

The perfect storm of MLB franchise sales has developed, and the result will almost undoubtedly generate a record for the sport. Tribune will sell Wrigley and the Cubs in Q4. Tribune Co.’s intent to sell the Chicago Cubs as part of a buyout deal to sell the rest ...

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04/09/07
Going OT for Extra Innings

Waiting for the US Airways shuttle at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport on Tuesday, March 27, senior MLB executives were doubtful that baseball could cut an Extra Innings deal with cable operators. DirecTV CEO Chase Carey testifies before a Senate committee ...

Tags: This Week's News

04/02/07
NHL sending fans on digital treasure hunt for playoffs

The NHL today was expected to unveil its “Quest for the Cup,” a digital marketing campaign aimed at boosting the league’s national profile and TV viewership during the upcoming playoffs. The effort, constructed in partnership with Miami-based Digital Allegiance, combines an Internet-based t ...

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04/02/07
MLB execs post huge numbers

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig earned $14.5 million in the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2005, according to the league’s tax return, which is believed to be baseball’s first public disclosure of the information. The Executive Council rewarded Selig for baseball’s robust ec ...

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03/26/07
Baseball's big problem

Barry Bonds is listed in the San Francisco Giants’ roster as 6-foot-2, 230 pounds. But in a metaphorical sense, Bonds is the elephant in the room that nobody in baseball wants to discuss. Barry Bonds begins a new season with the home run record in sight, but the cont ...

Tags: In-Depth

03/26/07
MLB Issues to Watch

Matsuzaka madness Daisuke Matsuzaka The Dice-K phenomenon, started last fall with Boston’s record $51.1 million posting fee just to gain negotiating rights to the Japanese pitcher and a subsequent $52 million contract, is fueling yet another huge wave of inte ...

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