Bedtime! What Game 1 looked like to kids across four time zones
8:30 AM ET
There was only one baseball game, and it was dramatic. Leads were taken and leads were lost, nails were bitten and a game was won. But there are four time zones in the continental 48, which means that, for a kid whose bedtime is at 9 p.m. — but whose parents are letting her stay up an extra half-hour because it’s the World Series, but only if she brushes her teeth and gets in her P.J.s by 9 — America actually held four different ballgames last night, all of them ending at different points.
We set four timers last night, one for 9:30 p.m. in each time zone. These are the game stories for each of them.
The East Coast Game
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