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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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10/30/06
Tigers’ retail rivals Sox (White, not Red)

Detroit will likely not surpass Boston as a hot market for MLB merchandise. Some say the buying frenzy of Red Sox fans around and after the 2004 World Series will never be beat. But Howard Smith , MLB senior vice president of licensing, says this year’s World Series, fueled primarily by the ra ...

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10/30/06
Fresh approach to talks keeps MLB on the field

Astute observers of Major League Baseball’s labor process gained a clue that things were rather different during this round of negotiations as early as this summer, when President Bob DuPuy actually took a vacation and Commissioner Bud Selig made jokes about how well Rob Manfred, management’s l ...

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10/23/06
New deal extends Turnkey survey reach

Turnkey Sports & Entertainment has agreed to its second long-term partnership in less than a month, forming a six-year alliance with Greenfield Online Inc., a Wilton, Conn.-based Internet survey completion company. The agreement, expected to be announced this week, gives Turnkey ...

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10/23/06
Bidding cool, but MLB happy with Turner deal

Major League Baseball never received the frothy bidding war it anticipated for its final piece of postseason TV inventory, snapped up last week by Turner Sports. But with Turner paying an estimated $40 million to $45 million a year for one of the two League Championship Series from 2007 ...

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10/23/06
Rosy report for MLB team sales

MLB teams are selling for 33 percent more on average since the league and its players agreed to a new labor pact four years ago, reflecting the economic boom that has sprung from the deal, and further gains are expected, according to a report investment banker John Moag is sending to his ...

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10/23/06
MLBPA ramping up Action Team

The MLB Players Association this week plans to announce its deepest charitable initiative, turning its Action Team program with the Volunteers of America into a national effort. MLBPA’s Action Team has joined with Volunteers for America in markets including Bost ...

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10/16/06
Marlins close season still seeking new home

The Florida Marlins hoped to end their 2006 season with a deal for a new ballpark that has eluded them their entire 14-season existence. The ballpark situation is only part of the pain the Marlins’ David Samson is feeling. Instead, the prospect of bei ...

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10/16/06
NBA raising curtain on Web site overhaul

The new-look NBA.com will launch Tuesday, setting in motion the league’s heightened emphasis on digital media. The new NBA.com will show off new strengths in fantasy games and broadband video. The result of a frenetic, three-month inter ...

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10/09/06
Baseball, union on road to rare peaceful labor process

Major League Baseball and its players union, ever so quietly, appear to be tracking toward their first labor agreement without public friction in modern history. A series of steady meetings between the two sides, including at least two extended sessions last week, has created a marke ...

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10/09/06
Another year, another MLB gate record

The resurgent Tigers had the top attendance gain, up 26.6 percent. A late, pennant-race-fueled push at the turnstiles pushed Major League Baseball to a third straight overall attendance record this season. The league, which actually was behind its 2005 ...

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