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Up To Date

Kauffman Stadium On World Series Eve: 'The Center Of The Sports Universe'

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On the eve of the 2014 World Series, Up to Date broadcasts live from Kauffman Stadium, the "center of the sports universe."

During the hour we look at the team's chances in this year's series, what makes the Royals comeback so fascinating, how the staff of the Royals and Kauffman Stadium are preparing for packed houses and an onslaught of world media, and some new additions to the Royals Hall of Fame.


  • Joe Posnanski, NBC sports commentator and former Kansas City Star columnist
  • Toby Cook, Vice President for Community Affairs & Publicity, Kansas City Royals
  • Curt Nelson, Director, Royals Hall of Fame
  • Art Stewart, retired, scout and major league executive, author of The Art of Scouting: Seven Decades Chasing Hopes and Dreams in Major League Baseball
  • Steve Physioc, Royals play-by-play announcer
  • Greg Echlin, reporter, KCUR
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.