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Koji Uehara has quickly won over Red Sox fans this year by his excitable style on the mound in addition to his effectiveness there. On Wednesday, he endeared himself to Red Sox Nation even further with a 1-2-3 inning in Chicago, followed by his routine of dishing out a high five to everyone in the dugout. However, Shane Victorino wasn’t paying close enough attention for Uehara’s liking — so the outfielder paid the price. Check it out in the animation below.

Uehara catches Victorino off guard

We've all seen how animated Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara can be after a good outing on the mound when he comes into the dugout. But what happens when you're not paying attention to his high-five. Well, if you're Shane Victorino, you get smacked in the face. {mp4remote}{/mp4remote} MOBILE/TABLET LINK Follow Ian...

Bro hugs with Koji: Rebirth of the Boston Red Sox bullpen

On May 19th, on the road against the Twins, Sox set-up man Koji Uehara was in the middle of a hellish 8th:  a leadoff double to pinch-hitter Wilkin Ramirez, a walk to light-light-hitting shortstop Pedro Florimon, and a single to Jamey Carroll.  With two-down and the bases loaded, the Sox up 3-1, Koji faced Joe Mauer, one of the few bright spots on a struggling Twins lineup. Koji...

Koji Uehara startles Shane Victorino with vicious high-five (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. 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...

Koji Uehara’s High Five Strikes Down On Shane Victorino With ‘Great Vengeance and Furious Anger’

Koji Uehara pitched a flawless eighth inning on Wednesday night and as he came back into the Red Sox dugout he brought the heat again, but this time with his high fives. The Red Sox players must have seen this type of enthusiasm before because all were prepared except one. Check out how Koji basically slaps an unsuspecting Shane Victorino at the end of his high five tour. Amazing...

Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara whack Shane Victorino giving him a high-five

Sox pitcher, Koji Uehara, was expecting his Boston Red Sox teammates to show him some love after pitching a scoreless eigth innings, especially Shane Victorino, who seemed to be day-dreaming at the end of the bench. You’ll get smacked if you’re not prepared to give Uehara dap, Victorino.  

Koji Uehara high fives Shane Victorino in the face

During Wednesday night's Red Sox-White Sox game, Boston pitcher Koji Uehara was AMPED after pitching a 1-2-3 eighth inning that included a pair of strikeouts. He started dishing out high fives to his teammates. Mike Napoli? You get a double. Dustin Pedroia? You get one with the glove. First base coach Arnie Beyeler? You'll get one too. Will Middlebrooks? You'...

Red Sox' Shane Victorino out with hamstring injury

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino exited last night's contest against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning after sustaining a hamstring injury. Victorino is out of the team's Tuesday lineup, and it's not clear if the ailment will require a trip to the disabled list. Following last night's game, Victorino expressed frustration to reporters -- including...

Koji Uehara to Shane Victorino: “What did the five fingers say to the face?” (via...

Koji Uehara to Shane Victorino: “What did the five fingers say to the face?” (via Deadspin)

Red Sox still undecided on whether Shane Victorino needs to go on DL

Every day that passes is another that indicates the Boston Red Sox should have and still should place Shane Victorino on the disabled list.  Of course, this is only true if he is not close to a return - and unfortunately, that seems to be the case.  Yet, the Red Sox are still uncertain whether they will place Victorino on the DL. Michael Perriat and Ian Browne of say...

Shane Victorino Heads To Disabled List Will Miss Phillies-Red Sox Series

Phillies fans will be disappointed next week when the Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox. Former Phillies outfielder and current member of the Red Sox Shane Victorino has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. The depleted Red Sox are now without third baseman Will...

Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks to the DL For Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox placed Shane Victorino won the 15 day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a left hamstring strain. Victorino  As also struggled with a back issue of late and the team thought it best to shut them down for a couple of weeks.The team also announced a third baseman Will Middlebrooks  aggravated an injury on Thursday and was placed on the 15 day disabled list...

MASH Unit: Middlebrooks, Victorino to DL

The Red Sox made some moves this afternoon that will leave them a little short in spots. Will Middlebrooks (lower back) and Shane Victorino (hamstring) have both been placed on the 15 day DL. Middlebrooks left Thursday's game because of back spasms. Victorino has been out since Tuesday. The Red Sox called up infielder Jose Iglesias and pitcher Alfredo Aceves to fill spots....

Victorino, Middlebrooks Sent to DL; Ross Activated

After a series of successive injuries, the Red Sox made six roster moves Friday to add some health to the active roster. The big ones are that Shane Victorino (hamstring) and Will Middlebrooks (lower back) were placed on the 15-Day Disabled List. Victorino left Monday’s game in Chicago after running out to right field, and the 32-year-old missed a week earlier in the season with...

Jose Iglesias, Alfredo Aceves Return to Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino Placed on Disabled List

Jose Iglesias has been clamoring for another shot at the majors since he was sent to Pawtucket in early April. Now, he’ll have his chance. With Will Middlebrooks being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain, Iglesias will start at third base when the Red Sox host the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. It will be the 23-year-old’s first appearance with the big league...
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