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Mitch's Sports Report: Far From Wrigley, A Cubs Fan Living In Vermont Is Ready For Redemption

Game one of the World Series begins tonight in Cleveland and long-suffering fans of both teams are probably checking to make sure they're not dreaming. But of the two groups, it's Cubs fans who've been through the longest drought, with no Fall Classic appearance since 1945 and no title since 1908. So we decided to see if there were any serious Sons or Daughters of Ernie Banks here in Vermont to find out how they're feeling, and we found our die-hard Cubs fan in Beth Peloquin, who lives these days in Westford, Vermont, but grew up in Oak Park, near Chicago's west side.

That's life-long Cubs fan Beth Peloquin, who lives in Westford, Vermont. We'll be checking in with her again as the series progresses.

In the NFL last night, former Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler returned to Denver for the first time since deciding to sign with Houston, and declaring that he did so not because the Texans offered him a four-year, $72 Million deal, but because Houston gave him a better chance to succeed. I suppose it depends on how you define success. The Broncos are 5-2, the Texans are 4-3, and last night Osweiler's old team beat his new one 27-9 in Denver. C.J. Anderson rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos, and while Osweiler didn't throw any interceptions, he managed just 131 yards through the air and no touchdowns, while Trevor Siemian, the heir apparent to Peyton Manning after Osweiler's departure, finished 14 of 25 for 157 yards, with a TD and no picks.

In the NHL the Montreal Canadiens are starting this season much like the last one when they started out 9-0. They do have one overtime loss so far, but no losses in regulation, and they kept that streak going with a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers last night. Alexander Radulov had a goal and an assist and Shea Weber also tallied for the Habs, his second goal on the season.

Locally, in womens' college soccer Madison Prescott of Johnson State helped the Badgers end their season in style, scoring a hat trick against SUNY Canton yesterday, and completing the trick with a double overtime game-winner, in Johnson State's 5-4 win.

A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
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