We looked inside some of the tweets by @EricFisherSBG and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
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April merger now complete
In the hearing today, the Nats' Ed Cohen and Orioles' Louis Angelos are here observing. First issue up for argument - the $25 million advance MLB made to the Nats, and the Orioles' claim that payment created evident partiality in league arbitration proceedings.
The long-running MASN media rights case again reaches a courtroom this morning in NYC. Oral arguments in the Nationals’ bid to have a MLB arbitration decision in the favor confirmed. The Orioles-controlled MASN still seeking to have rights determination referred to third-party.
The NBA names Kate Jhaveri as its new CMO. She'll start Aug. 15 and succeed the retired Pamela El. With career stops at Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Dell, Jhaveri has lots of tech credentials to feed into the league's growing ambitions there.
We're saddened to learn Jim Bouton, 80, has died. The former @Yankees All-Star pitcher revolutionized baseball journalism and literature as the author of "Ball Four" — named one of @nypl's best books of the 20th century. #SABR bio: https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/75723b1f …
Ball Four indeed on the short list as one of the most influential baseball books ever published. RIP
Cleveland garnered lots of praise as MLB ASG host city, & perhaps the most impressive number is their attendance for Play Ball Park, the new name for ASG fan festival previously known as FanFest. They did 149,513, up by a third from DC last year & best since 2009 in St. Louis.
Mike Trout has more career WAR than 3 of the 4 players inducted into the HOF this year. He also needs a triple to complete the 2x All-Star cycle https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2019/7/9/20685436/mike-trout-mlb-all-star-game-national-stage?utm_campaign=ericstephen&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter …
Trout's obviously an all-time great. But this comparison highlights why WAR can be instructive, but isn't a be-all, end-all. Rivera is unquestionably the best ever to play his position, and logged two entire seasons worth of high-leverage playoff work and posted a 0.70 ERA there
Need something to listen to on the train? @andypollin1 & @thomloverro hosted #CDVTW today. They talked to @barrysvrluga and @EricFisherSBG about #OnePursuit, the #AllStarGame2019 and much more... PODCAST LINK: https://thefandc.radio.com/media/podcast/pollin-and-loverro …