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In addition to establishing himself as one of the most effective setup men in baseball this season, Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara has also earned a reputation as the league’s most aggressive high-fiver. When Uehara does his job in preserving a lead for Boston, his teammates need to be on their toes.
Apparently Shane Victorino has yet to figure that out. Uehara pitched a perfect eighth inning on Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox to preserve 4-1 lead for the Red Sox and followed his performance by smashing the hands of his teammates in the dugout. Victorino was not prepared, which led to a smack across the chest from Uehara. Here’s the hilarious moment in GIF form, courtesy of NESN:
The Flyin’ Hawaiian won’t be making that mistake again. There’s no sitting down when Uehara comes off the field — period.