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When Have You Stepped In To Pinch Hit?

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Last Friday, stormy weather prevented H.K. Gruber from making it to Carnegie Hall, where he was slated to perform the vocal solo of his own composition with the St. Louis Symphony.

Conductor David Robertson looked down a very thin bench, and chose himself to pinch hit. He joins us to tell the story of his last minute performance, which met with rave reviews.

Tell us: When have you stepped up to the plate to pinch-hit — on stage, in a game, or in life — and how did it go?

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