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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Curt Schilling outs Yankees worker who allegedly posted vulgar tweets about daughter | NJ.com

These guys should not be shocked about the consequences for their terrible posts.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 03, 2015 at 06:37 AM | 139 comment(s)
  Beats: curt schilling, social media, yankees

Monday, March 02, 2015

The world we live in…Man has it changed. ADDENDUM! | 38 Pitches

Sorry, just because someone is in the public sphere does not mean anyone he knows is fair game. Some of the Tweets about his daughter are absolutely reprehensible. I only occasionally agree with Schilling but in this instance bringing the actions of these terrible people into focus is appropriate.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 02, 2015 at 09:04 AM | 95 comment(s)
  Beats: curt schilling, social media

Monday, February 09, 2015

SBJ: After 4 years, MLB seals the Fan Cave

The post-Selig era begins in earnest.

MLB is shutting down the Fan Cave, its much-acclaimed 4-year-old social media hub in New York City, representing an early sign of the unification of business operations under new Commissioner Rob Manfred.

The move, led by Bob Bowman, president of business and media, is an attempt to consolidate all of baseball’s social media activities under MLB Advanced Media and the MLB Network. MLBAM had its own active social media agenda separate from the Fan Cave, often creating confusion on matters such as who would take a lead role in promoting coming MLB events.

 

Greg Franklin Posted: February 09, 2015 at 01:42 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: business, fan cave, mlbam, online, social media, television

Monday, January 12, 2015

Morosi: Selfie-analysis: MLB could stand to be more social

As I watched the scene at Stadio Olimpico from a continent away, my thoughts wandered back to the sport I cover: Baseball should do something like this.

The idea isn’t that farfetched — at least, it shouldn’t be.

Major League Baseball could place one portable camera near the instant-replay module in every ballpark. (Outside the dugout, to guard against sign-stealing and the like.) But a player who isn’t in the game — the designated tweeter, if you will — could leave the dugout and summon the camera, in the same way umpires beckon the instant-replay equipment.

Pose. Capture. Tweet. The whole process should take about 30 seconds.

If you’re concerned about pace of play — as outgoing commissioner Bud Selig certainly is — then limit the in-game selfie to the home team, once per game. The only permissible times would be when the game’s pitch-to-pitch rhythm already has come to a stop (e.g., home run, end of an inning, pitching change).

You are welcome to decry the inherent narcissism of the selfie. I won’t disagree with you. But it appears to have staying power — as much as anything can in contemporary American society.

When I grew up, ballplayers like Pete Rose and Dale Murphy could take three or four selfies a game. Today’s ballplayers aren’t like they used to be.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 12, 2015 at 09:57 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: selfies, social media

 

 

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