Fox Sports 1 will have alternative for NLCS Game 1; Focused on advanced stats and sabermetrics

Fox Sports is doing the multicast thing for Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night.

The traditional game telecast will be on Fox. Fox Sports 1 then will offer an un-traditional telecast.

The details from Fox Sports.


“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’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, Senior Baseball EditorRob 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. 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. 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” 


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Twitter: @MLBONFOX@FOXSports@FOXSports1@robneyer@GabeKapler@CJNitkowski@kevinburkhardt

Hashtag: #JABO


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