FOX SPORTS 1 TO OFFER NLCS GAME 1 SIDE-BY-SIDE TELECAST FOCUSED ON ADVANCED STATS AND SABERMETRICS
First Time Ever FOX Sports Will Provide Multichannel Experience for MLB Playoffs
"NLCS on FOX Sports 1 Powered by JABO" to Air Saturday, Oct. 11 at 8:00 PM ET Alongside FOX Broadcast Network's Traditional MLB Telecast
· "NLCS on FOX Sports 1 Powered by JABO" featuring the San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals will be an unconventional game-viewing experience, with an emphasis on statistics, sabermetrics, and graphics with open debate and conversation. This analytics-driven telecast is under the banner of FOXSports.com's new baseball blog, "Just a Bit Outside" (JABO), which debuted this past July.
· "NLCS on FOX Sports 1 Powered by JABO" will be hosted by FOX Sports' Kevin Burkhardt. Burkhardt will be joined by FOX Sports 1 analysts and JABO contributors Gabe Kapler and CJ Nitkowski, FOXSports.com Senior Baseball Editor Rob Neyer, and San Diego Padres Manager Bud Black.
· In addition to the telecast, FOX Sports will host a live interactive chat on social media using the handle @MLBONFOX. Fans can follow the conversation using the hashtag #JABO. JustaBitOutside.com will also feature live blogging and video clips of analysis during the game.
· The telecast will air on FOX Sports 1 Saturday, Oct. 11 at 8:00 PM ET. Viewers can also watch the traditional broadcast on FOX Broadcast Network or the Spanish telecast on FOX Deportes. All NLCS Game 1 telecasts will be available through FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on-the-go.
· FOXSports.com Senior Baseball Editor Rob Neyer explains what viewers can expect: "During the game, our panel will provide insight from every level of baseball, as well as real-time demos, extended replays, and breakdowns of storylines from Game 1. Perched atop a bedrock of data supplied by our various partners, we'll analyze batter/pitcher match-ups, umpiring tendencies, defensive shifts, controversial calls, and the debatable managerial moves that seem to be the talk of nearly every game in October."
Ways to Interact with "NLCS on FOX Sports 1 Powered by JABO"
Websites: www.JustaBitOutside.com, www.FOXSports.com
Mobile Viewing: www.FOXSportsGO.com
Twitter: @MLBONFOX, @FOXSports, @FOXSports1, @robneyer, @GabeKapler, @CJNitkowski, @kevinburkhardt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foxsports, https://www.facebook.com/FOXSports1