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Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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MLBPA takes hit in licensing revenue

04 / 07 / 14

The Major League Baseball Players Association last year generated its lowest amount of licensing revenue in nearly a decade, primarily the result of the loss of a lucrative video game contract with Take-Two Interactive. The 2013 annual report for the union, filed last week with the U.S. Departmen...

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03/27/06
Japan wants final, but doubts persist

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03/20/06
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03/20/06
Berman taking strategic role with TicketsNow

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03/20/06
Yahoo! tops NBC in Olympic traffic

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03/20/06
Washington ballpark construction effort faces a tight time line

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03/13/06
MLB’s DuPuy turns to blogging for the WBC

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03/13/06
Cingular taking Madness mobile

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03/06/06
MLB execs go toe-to-toe with skeptical media over the Classic

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03/06/06
Winning dollars, if not hearts

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