Each week, two Groton Utilities Water Division employees trade in their company work uniforms for more seasonal type of clothing. They don the hats and shirts of their favorite baseball teams.
When Bill Rossi, the avid Red Sox fan, and Jeff Hunt, the crazy Yankee fan, leave Groton Utilities every Wednesday after work, they head for the studios of the local public access Channel 12 which is broadcast on both the Thames Valley Communications and Comcast cable systems. That’s when they tape their weekly television show, Sox and Stripes Forever. People on the Metrocast system can catch the show on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm on Channel 24.
It’s a classic weekly showdown of a Red Sox fan and a Yankee fan. It is filled with the emotion that only this rivalry can produce, loud voices trying to gain that extra edge, and a pile of stats to challenge even the climbers of Mount Everest. The show goes on and is proof positive that the Sox-Yanks, Yanks-Sox rivalry remains alive and well.
Keeping it all together is two of their Water Division co-workers Paul Hyatt and Tim LeHouillier. Paul directs the show, and Tim is on the camera.
The exchange of friendly bards, the spirit of one-upmanship, and a fierce sense of competition add to the show’s allure.
The show has a one, two, three format. During the first segment, Bill and Jeff talk baseball. During the next part, they go to “This or That.” And the show ends with reading and responding to e-mail sent in by viewers. E-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.