Thursday, June 22nd, 2017


“Giants Outsiders,” Presented by Peet’s Coffee, to Air Live After Every 7 p.m. PT
San Francisco Giants Game Televised by NBC Sports Bay Area

Half-Hour Program Simultaneously Synced with Facebook Live
to Produce Fan Interaction and Show Content

“Giants Outsiders” Available Across NBC Sports Bay Area’s Multiple Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 22, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Giants Fan,” today announced the launch of Giants Outsiders presented by Peet’s Coffee, a live 30-minute multi-platform and fan-interactive show, premiering on Monday, June 26 at 11p.m. following the San Francisco Giants-Colorado Rockies game.  Giants Outsiders is the latest installment of the network’s Outsiders franchise, following the highly successful inaugural season of Warriors Outsiders.  The announcement was made by David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.

Said Koppett:  “We’re excited to add to our programming lineup a new perspective on Giants baseball from a pair who know the Orange and Black inside and out.  Giants fans will really enjoy interacting with Therese and Grant through a variety of platforms.”

Giants Outsiders, hosted by Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) and Therese Viñal (@ThereseVinal), provides viewers with an entertaining and fresh take on the game with insightful analysis and spirited commentary, and emphasizes viewer interaction via fan engagement on a number of social media platforms: Twitter (@NBCSGiants, @mccoveychron & @ThereseVinal) and Facebook ( Giants Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

Giants Outsiders will be available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

  • Live on NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Streaming live on
  • Live audio streaming via “Listen Live” button on


Giants Outsiders will air live at 11 p.m. after every 7 p.m. Giants game on NBC Sports Bay Area (show schedule below):

Monday June 26 vs Colorado Rockies
Tuesday June 27 vs Colorado Rockies
Friday July 7 vs Miami Marlins
Saturday July 8 vs Miami Marlins
Friday July 14 at San Diego Padres
Monday July 17 vs Cleveland Indians
Tuesday July 18 vs Cleveland Indians
Friday July 21 vs San Diego Padres
Monday July 24 vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday July 25 vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Monday July 31 at Oakland A’s
Tuesday August 1 at Oakland A’s
Wednesday August 2 vs Oakland A’s
Thursday August 3 vs Oakland A’s
Friday August 4 vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Tuesday August 8 vs Chicago Cubs
Friday August 18 vs Philadelphia Phillies
Monday August 21 vs Milwaukee Brewers
Tuesday August 22 vs Milwaukee Brewers
Monday August 28 at San Diego Padres
Tuesday August 29 at San Diego Padres
Friday September 1 vs St. Louis Cardinals
Monday September 11 vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Tuesday September 12 vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Wednesday September 13 vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday September 15 vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Tuesday September 19 vs Colorado Rockies
Friday September 29 vs San Diego Padres


Giants Outsiders, Game-Day Programming Lineup on NBC Sports Bay Area:
5 p.m.              The Happy Hour                     (1 hour)
6 p.m.              Giants Pregame Live              (1 hour)
7 p.m.              Giants game                           (approx. 3 hours)
10 p.m.            Giants Postgame Live            (1 hour)
11 p.m.            Giants Outsiders                  (30 min.)
11:30 p.m.       Giants Raw                             (30 min.)

Grant Brisbee has been the lead writer for McCovey Chronicles , a Giants-themed site, since 2005, and he has served as a national baseball writer for SB Nation since 2011.  Brisbee has been featured as a Giants correspondent for MLB Now on MLB Network, and he is a frequent guest on KNBR radio.  In 2015, he was awarded the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference Research Award in the “Contemporary Baseball Commentary” category for his article “Rumors, rumors, every where, nor any drop to drink” about his experience at the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings.  A native of Burlingame, Calif., Brisbee graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Career Writing.

In 2015, Therese Viñal joined the Giants as an in-stadium host.  She is also a host and public announcer for Stanford University athletics.  Previously, Viñal was an associate web producer for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (formerly CSN Bay Area and CSN California).  Her anchor/reporter experience includes positions with Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area in San Jose and NBC 24 in Toledo, Ohio.  A Bay Area native, Viñal is a graduate of Presentation High School in San Jose. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  While at CU, Viñal was a four-year varsity letter winner in volleyball, a first-team All-Academic for the Big 12 Conference, and an honoree of the Big 12 Conference Good Works award.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. and provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook:

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