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Fox Sports rolls out ABL show for Round One
Weekly highlights show will cover league from the inside out
10/31/2012 12:39 PM ET
Justin Huber and other ABL/Team Australia stars are featured this week on Fox Sports.
Justin Huber and other ABL/Team Australia stars are featured this week on Fox Sports. 
OCTOBER, 31 October - This Thursday from 4pm, Fox Sports debuts its new weekly feature show covering all things Australian Baseball League for the 2012/13 season. This hour-long program will cover the ABL, grassroots baseball, and the world of MLB from the inside out with interviews, feature stories, highlights, and a condensed Game of the Week from each round of ABL action.

Leading into the opening round of the 2012/13 season, this week's show dives into the Australia Series with highlights of the historical matchup of Team Australia and the Sydney Blue Sox at Blacktown International Sportspark. Go behind the scenes to watch the best in Australian baseball gear up for the ABL season and the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Like any good season preview show, this week's installment takes a look at the 2012/13 ABL campaign with one of the most knowledgeable baseball minds in the nation: league GM Ben Foster. With the Perth Heat pursuing their third straight league title and a group of five hungry contenders looking to knock them off, Foster delves into the upcoming season to get you ready for Opening Day.

Speaking of the WBC, this week's show will preview next year's Classic with interviews with Team Australia players who will represent their country at international baseball's biggest event. With a win in the 2009 installment, Australia have already qualified for 2013's tournament and will be looking to make significant noise with a core group of players coming off ABL campaigns in midseason form.

Team Australia's stars will also hang out for a "Tips from the Pros" segment this week, showcasing their skills to their television audience. Former major leaguers Justin Huber, Luke Hughes, and Chris Oxspring will demonstrate how to be a better ballplayer in advance of their respective pursuits of Claxton Shield glory.

After this week's debut show from 4pm Thursday afternoon on Fox Sports, the ABL's flagship show will be featured weekly from 4-5pm on Fox Sports. The league's program will also be re-aired from 2.30am and 6.30am on Friday and at 11.30am on Saturday. Tune in for all the exciting action this season!

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.