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The cutest moment of this year's World Series by far was the interview given after Game 6 by Koji Uehara's son Kaz. Here, in being interviewed by Fox's Erin Andrews (who had an eventful postgame), Kaz offers a one word answer to both of EA's questions. That includes Kaz saying he's going to have a "crazy" celebration. Maybe he turned over some cars last night. Or drank some chocolate milk.
Kaz Uehara's lovable interview exposes a terrible double standard in the sports world, though. If that was John Tortorella giving one word answers after winning a championship, he'd be destroyed for being a classless jerk. It's just not fair.
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The atmosphere at Fenway Park was electric from the first pitch to Koji Uehara’s last pitch to clinch the World Series title. While the Red Sox had jumped out to a six-run lead by the fourth inning, the Fenway Faithful kept the noise at an all-time high, exploding with every crack of the bat and rising to their feet as John Lackey walked off the field after 6 2/3 stellar innings...
On October 1, 2011, Koji Uehara made his playoff debut, pitching in relief for the Rangers. He faced three batters, retiring none and allowing a dinger. In his next appearance in the playoffs, after ten days, he allowed a dinger. In his next appearance in the playoffs, he allowed a dinger. Uehara wouldn’t pitch again in that postseason, having completely lost Ron Washington‘s...
After the Boston Red Sox disposed of the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 to capture their third World Series title in a decade, Sox closer Koji Uehara stepped to the mic to share his thoughts on winning the World Series. However, it was his Koji's young son Kaz that proved to be the rockstar and he only said two words.
Koji pitched 4.2 innings in...
There is something to be said for getting to the point and saying what you feel. When Erin Andrew tried to interview several people following the conclusion of Game 6 of the World Series it seemed like many of the players and personnel were thinking less is more.
But no one said more while saying just two words than the 7-year old son of Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara, Kaz.
Your browser does not support iframes. The Boston Red Sox completed a huge turnaround, going from last in the AL East last season to winning the World Series this year. They switched managers, dumped their big contracts and brought in several key pieces. And then everything just seemed to click. What better represented the change […]
Your browser does not support iframes. Had it not been for a series of injuries, the Boston Red Sox may not have had the best closer in all of baseball this year. You could easily make the argument that the Red Sox would not have won the World Series without Koji Uehara. And if they […]
When the Boston Red Sox needed to close out the World Series, they turned to Koji Uehara.
The 38-year-old right-hander pitched a perfect ninth inning to finish off a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 on Wednesday night and secure Boston's third championship in 10 years.
After earning the Most Valuable Player award in the AL championship series against the Tigers...
Though Red Sox fans are not longer surprised by the display of dominance put on by Koji Uehara, there is one person who is surprised with how well Koji is doing.
That would be Koji himself.
The 38 year old pitcher who has never been to an All-Star game has been unhittable and his own success at this point in his career has not been something that Koji has anticipated...
Kaz Uehara, the son of Red Sox closer Koji Uehara, was one of the stars of FOX’s post-game coverage on Wednesday night when Boston won its eighth World Series championship with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
He was asked by FOX’s Erin Andrews “how hard are you going to celebrate tonight, Kaz?” He responded, “Crazy.”
There are a lot of crazy celebrations going...
If I hate Boston with every fiber in my body, does that mean I preach an oxymoronic path through life to say I love this closer for the Red Sox, Koji Uehara?
The ‘Sawx may have the most loveable closer in all of baseball’s postseason – Mariano Rivera is still Number One until next year begins – and he seems to relish the game with a boyhood cheer many peers of his have lost...
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Did that really happen? Despite being at the Cask N Flagon for the game and helping people crowd surf outside afterwards, it hasn't really set in that the Red Sox have actually won the World Series at Fenway...
The Baseball Hall of Fame is putting the Red Sox World Series victory on display.
The Hall's museum has collected items from Boston's 4-2 third championship in 10 years, which was clinched with a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Included among the items are:
-The bat used by World Series MVP David Ortiz in Game 5.
-The spikes worn throughout the World Series by Red Sox...
After the final pitch was thrown and Koji Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter for the final out of the 109th World Series, David Ortiz became only the 14th player to win at least three championships with the Red Sox -- and the first since 1918.
So, Big Papi, where does 2013 rank compared to 2004 and 2007?
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Game 6 of the World Series brought a lot of emotion out of the Boston Red Sox. A win would allow them to do something that the city has not done in close to a century-- clinch a World Series championship at home in Fenway Park.
So with so much on the line Wednesday night the emotions are pretty intense--especially after they won!
The obligatory champagne...
The Boston Red Sox had a number of players step in during the World Series, but there were two guys that stood out to me--closer Koji Uehara and David Oritz. Both guys were tremendous throughout the series, but in the end the hardware goes to Big Papi.
When you hit .688, have an on base percentage of .760, and a slugging one of 1.188 it is safe to say that MVP honors are deserved...