Major League Baseball

MLB Makes the Independent Atlantic League an Official ‘Partner League’

MLB has previously used the ALPB to test new rules and technology it was looking to introduce at the major league level, and the new partnership expands that agreement and extends it through 2023

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DAZN Lays Off Dozens Amid Global Strategy Shift

DAZN’s global staff was reported to be about 2,600 people based in 25 countries in March, meaning the cuts would affect around 52 employees.

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Big League Bubble

Major League Baseball appears to be moving closer toward a bubble for its postseason after struggling with canceled games because of positive COVID-19 tests among teams. Locations in Southern California […]

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MLB Attracting Younger TV Viewers This Season

Bolstered by the winning performances of large market teams like the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, ESPN is posting strong early-season numbers for its national MLB game coverage.

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How Minor League Baseball Teams Are Surviving the Season Cancelation

On a normal Saturday evening in July, the outfield at the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ stadium would be occupied by fielders and the stands filled with fans. But because the entire […]

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MLB Game Postponements Spark Scramble for Fill-In TV Programming

Major League Baseball’s postponement of two games Monday set off a scramble among TV networks looking to find replacement programming. With at least 14 Miami Marlins players and coaches testing […]

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ESPN Passes on Placing Fake Fans In MLB Stands For Now

Despite Fox Sports’ embrace of fake baseball fans in the stands, ESPN will not be taking the same step immediately for its MLB telecasts. While ESPN’s Opening Night coverage of […]

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The Athletic Looking To Boost Subscribers With Cross-Marketing Deals

The Athletic has found early success with its content-first, subscription-driven business model. But back in February, the subscription-based sports website made a key course change in its business strategy. The […]

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Baseball Returns and Fans Celebrate Its Favorite Snack

Major League Baseball makes a much-anticipated return this week for a shortened 60-game season. Ordinarily, fans would be packing stadiums for opening day and lining the streets looking to take […]

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Q&A: ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian Talks the Challenges Baseball Faces

Even during Major League Baseball’s hiatus, veteran MLB reporter Tim Kurkjian never strayed far away from the sport.  Covering baseball since 1981, the ESPN senior writer launched “Baseball Fix,” a […]

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