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Grip: Glad I live on West Coast

If you did, more than likely you leave on the West Coast. The game ended at 10:18 Pacific Daylight Time, give or take a minute or two. All I know is that’s when I turned off the TV and headed upstairs. And once again thanked my lucky stars I live here. How many Mets’ fans in the Greater New York area today are walking around like the cast of “The Walking Dead?” More than usual, I mean. And not just because their team lost 5-4 in 14 innings. If you live on the East Coast, you had to remain awake until 1:18 in the morning – is my math right? – to see Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly sail deep enough to score Alcides Escobar with the winning run in the longest World Series game ever/Vince Grippi, SportsLink's A Grip on Sports. More here.

Question: When I visit my son in Florida during the college basketball season, it's frustrating to wait until the next morning to find out whether Gonzaga won or not. Do you agree with Vince that being a West Coaster has benefits when it comes to following sports?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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