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In Fox Sports’ era of big events, Shanks takes hands-off approach

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 27 / 15

I t was a strange site to see Fox Sports President Eric Shanks on Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park field — standing at the edge of the dugout — as baseball’s all-time best living players took the field during prega...

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