It’s opening weekend for baseball, and fans are looking ahead to their favorite teams’ prospects. And in our region that often means the rivalry between two juggernauts: the Red Sox and the Yankees. Friday on Vermont Edition, we ask a several politicians to put party rivalries aside in favor of baseball rivalries. We talk with Rep. Kurt Wright, former Governor Jim Douglas, Human Services Secretary Doug Racine, and VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb joins the mix.
Also in the program, we explore why baseball bits such a nostalgic chord among popular professional sports. VPR’s Bob Kinzel talks with Karl Lindholm, professor emeritus at Middlebury College, who teaches courses on the history and literature of baseball.