About The Author

Eric Fisher

Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

Featured Story

MiLB President O'Conner Named Head Of MiLB Enterprises, Will Seek Re-Election

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 28 / 15

MiLB President PAT O'CONNER has also been named president of MiLB Enterprises following the departure of CMO MICHAEL HAND . O'Conner, president of MiLB since ‘07 and the organization's COO for 14 years before that, will now also add the duties of running the affiliated minors' marketing arm...

Read More

Tags: People and Pop Culture, MLB

More Stories by this Author

SportsBusiness Daily: Bloomberg Sports, IMG Complete Deal

Bloomberg Sports has completed a joint venture partnership deal with IMG in which the global sports and entertainment company has acquired a minority stake in Bloomberg's fast-growing fantasy and professional sports management operation. Financial terms were not disclosed, but industry sources pegge ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Allowing Players To Tweet During ASG

MLB tonight will continue its aggressive All-Star Week social media efforts by allowing players to tweet and post on Facebook during the All-Star Game once they are removed from the contest. The first-time effort represents a significant departure from regular season and playoff rules in which playe ...

Tags: Media, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: Selig Touts MLB's Popularity In Town Hall Chat

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday held his 12th annual MLB.com Town Hall Chat, and generally stayed well away from any sensitive topics while eagerly touting the rising popularity of the sport. "Someday we'll look back at this era as the golden era of baseball, no question about it," Selig said. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Back To No. 2 In ComScore Rankings

ESPN moved back up to second place from third in the monthly comScore reach rankings of top U.S. sports online destinations, its first time in that spot in three months as it posted 33.2 million unique visitors during June. Yahoo Sports held its customary spot at the top of the list with 42.1 millio ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Secondary Ticket Prices For Derby, ASG Heading Down

Secondary market prices for tonight's MLB State Farm Home Run Derby and tomorrow's All-Star Game have fallen precipitously over the last two weeks, but remain far stronger than last year's event in Phoenix. According to N.Y.-based ticket aggregator TiqIQ, average listing prices for tonight's Home Ru ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Plans All-Star Service Projects In K.C.

MLB today will announce its community service initiatives in connection with next week's All-Star Game in K.C. While the $4M in monetary donations to local and national charities is in line with prior years, MLB's efforts this year will involve a sharply heightened focus on lasting legacy projects. ...

SportsBusiness Daily: New Monthly Show To Carry SI Name

NBC Sports Group and the Time Inc. Sports Group have struck a partnership to create a new televised, monthly newsmagazine show, to be called, "Sports Illustrated," and shown on the NBC Sports Network and NBCSports.com. The hour-long program will debut July 24 on NBCSN, and feature reporting and comm ...

Tags: Media, NBC, Sports Illustrated

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB’s gains fueled by single-game sales

Strong walk-up and single-game advance ticket sales have driven MLB’s unexpected surge in attendance this season, helped further by strong pennant races, improved analytics and best-practices sharing among teams. MLB’s attendance was up 7.4 percent, to 31,011 a game, through last Wedn ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: MLB picks signing at or below slots

MLB clubs had signed 20 first-round draft picks at or below their league-designated slot figures and just one player above his slot number as of midweek last week, with teams working this year under new, stricter guidelines governing the first-year player draft. ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: K.C. embracing moment in spotlight

The MLB All-Star Game is a big deal in virtually every city where it’s held. But in Kansas City, site of this year’s midsummer classic, the game will likely draw more attention to the Midwestern city than any other sporting event in its history. The July 10 game at Kauffman Stadium wi ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug