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    Monday, October 25, 2004

    Red Sox Nation...err... Globe

    It's 5 a.m. in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Most people are sleeping or rubbing their eyes as they get ready for work. Ric Glaub and his friends, however, have their game faces on.

    It's October, and the Boston Red Sox are seeking their first World Series championship since 1918. The five members of the Tashkent Red Sox Fan Club, clutching their tea or coffee -- or if it's a weekend game, a bottle of Russian beer -- don't want to miss a pitch.

    "We have seen the sun come up in Tashkent many times over the past couple of weeks,"
    Glaub, an Idaho native who developed an affection for the Red Sox while working in Boston during the 1980s, said by e-mail.
    "Except on weekends, and even sometimes on weekends, most of us have to begin work as soon as the games end. Most Americans working here tend to put in long hours and watching these games takes away from already limited sleep time. We can have it no other way."

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    2 Comments:

    Blogger Moy said...

    I am sympathetic to the Tashkent Division of Red Sox Nation. The major problem with the games starting at 2:30AM in Sweden is the boozing: if I don't pace myself, I will be drunk and asleep by the bottom of the 2nd. If I do, I don't see the sunlight for days at a time. Either way, I think I have a drinking problem

    11:50 PM, October 25, 2004  
    Blogger thebostonblogger said...

    Nate has the same problem for 8pm EST first pitch games.

    12:16 AM, October 26, 2004  

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