Saturday, July 18, 2009

John Vorperian Visits
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Acclaimed sports talk show host John Voperian recently came and visited the Hudson-Chatham Winery with some friends.

John Vorperian spent his childhood summers at Fenway Park and Plum Island, MA. Those halcyon days led to an incurable Red Sox obsession. A SABR member since 2000 he hosts "Beyond the Game" on White Plains Cable TV. When not writing for or teaching Sports Law at Concordia College (NY) John daydreams about flyfishing with Ted Williams, Tris Speaker, and The Babe.

John hosts his weekly television show and has drawn some huge names across the years and has been profiled by the New York Times.

"The conversation on the show is seldom ordinary and often goes beyond baseball. Tim Flannery, a coach with the San Diego Padres, talked about his career as an accomplished country musician. Don Buford, the former Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder, and Mr. Vorperian talked about their love of college football. More recently, the Giants’ Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson discussed the plight of retired players who suffer the long-term effects of concussions," wrote James Reislerin July of 2007. "Mr. Vorperian tapes his show on his lunch breaks, evening hours and vacations. He said that balancing his commitment to the studio with his work in the courtroom and in the classroom was demanding, but well worth the effort."

“Part of the blast of the show is the opportunity to indulge in my passion for sports and history,” Mr. Vorperian told the Times. “I ask my guests to tell me stories, and the results can be a lot of fun. Talking with some of the heroes of yesteryear is like making my childhood baseball card collection come alive.”
Thanks John for making the trip!!


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