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From Peanuts To Crackerjacks: All Things Baseball 2021

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What players and/or teams are you watching closely this year?

Live call-in discussion: The baseball world is watching something that has never happened before: One player, Shohei Ohtani, as made the All-Star team as both a pitcher and a designated hitter. This hour, join Bob Kinzel and Mitch Wertlieb as we talk about this and ... well ... all things baseball.

Our guests are:

  • Mitch Wertlieb, host of Morning Edition on VPR
  • Clayton Trutor, Vermont state chair of the Society for American Baseball Research and professor at Norwich University
  • C.J. Knudsen, senior vice president of the Vermont Lake Monsters

Broadcast live on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Bob is a veteran Vermont journalist, specializing in political reporting. He is based in VPR’s Capital Bureau located across the street from Vermont’s Statehouse. Prior to joining VPR full time in 2002, Bob ran the Vermont News Service for 21 years. The service provided daily local news for eleven stations, including VPR. Bob started the News Service following a stint as news director for WNCS.
Lydia is managing producer for Vermont Edition. She joined the station in 2019 after working for 6 years at Connecticut Public Radio as a producer for Where We Live.
Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.