ATLANTA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailed as the most informative and
interactive Web site for baseball fans, award-winning FASTBALL.com
) is taking Web site sports coverage to an unprecedented
level. With up-to-the minute coverage and behind-the-scenes reports, baseball
fans will only be a click away from this year's post-season games.
FASTBALL.com, produced by Cox Interactive Media, will be one of the few
Internet sites covering the post-season games. As a result, the site will
provide in-depth information faster than the other sports-based Web sites.
Because FASTBALL.com producers will only be a step away from the field, fans
will have a direct link to continuous on-site game coverage as well as the
opportunity to interact with players and other fans through bulletin boards,
chat rooms and live online events.
"As part of the Cox family we have been a major player in terms of our TV
and print news coverage and now we are taking that one step further by
providing direct Internet coverage for baseball fans," said Tom Amon,
Each day of the pennant race will be covered in-depth by online producers
at the games. The packages will be chronicled on specially designed post-
season pages. During interviews with players, FASTBALL.com will address
issues and ask questions posed by fans from discussion forums. A special
feature of the play-off coverage, "Around the Cage," will give timely tidbits
to fans before the first pitch, bringing fans even closer to the game.
Cox Interactive Media (www.cimedia.com
), a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises,
Inc., has created local city sites, including AccessAtlanta
), Austin360 (www.austin360.com
), and BayInsider.com
). These city sites provide users specific information
unique to their communities, opportunities for online interaction with other
users through community bulletin boards and chat rooms, and access to unique
online services. Specialty sites like FASTBALL.com (www.fastball.com
) have also been established to focus on specific topics
which have national or regional appeal. Through the development of city and
specialty sites, CIM provides vital interactive links between local, national
and worldwide communities.
A leading media company, Cox Enterprises, Inc. includes Cox Newspapers,
Inc. (newspapers, direct mail marketing, book publishing), Cox Broadcasting,
Inc. (TV, spot sales, television production, research, publicly traded Cox
Radio, Inc. (NYSE: CXR)) and publicly traded Cox Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: COX) (cable distribution, programming, broadband communications) in
addition to Cox Interactive Media. The company is also the world's largest
operator of automobile auctions through Manheim Auctions, providing financial
services, government auctions, online services and price guides.