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Eric D. Schabell
Contributing Writer

Having just gotten back from a trip to Tokyo, Japan, it was shocking to hear that the World Series Trophy was within reach all week.

Not that I was invited to the showings...

Not that I would have been able to decipher the subway signs to get to the actual location in Tokyo...

Not that I would have ever found the location where the players and trophy would be...

Not that I would have been able to read the newspapers headlines that might have read like this in Japan:

ワールドシリーズトロフィーと高5上原に触れ、(東京のどこか)で今日純一田沢と握手来る...


As an Overseas Fan you have almost no chance to ever swing by the Boston location where they allowed fans to pose for pictures with the trophy, where you could touch the trophy, and where you could shed a tear at the profoundness of being near this trophy.

Just the thought that in one of the cars that passed me on the street could have been holding these two and the World Series trophy, it almost boggles the mind. 

What were they doing over there, besides enjoying real Sushi and Ramen?

Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa together with Wally were seen with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who not only held the trophy during the photo session, but also got an official jersey form the dynamic duo.

Then they headed off to visit with the US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy at the embassy for another photo opportunity.

Their time is almost up, with only be 21 days left until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training.

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