Theo Returns To New England For Charity

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — Some of the heaviest hitters in baseball management are going to bat for Vermont farms damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

On Saturday, former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, now of the Chicago Cubs, will be in Randolph along with Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington to talk baseball.

The effort is part of a fundraising effort by ESPN baseball writer Buster Olney, who grew up in the area.

There is also an online auction of baseball memorabilia donated by players and teams.

The funds raised will go to the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund, set up by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and The Vermont Community Foundation.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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