, Newburyport, MA


September 2, 2013

Bailey: Without Uehara, who knows where Sox would be?


Uehara became a fan favorite in Boston earlier this year with his energy and excitement in the setup role. After pitching a scoreless seventh or eighth inning, he would run straight in the Red Sox dugout and slap every teammates hand with the same excitement a football player has after sacking a quarterback.

His celebrations nowadays take place right after the final out of a game.

While he does use a translator, Uehara knows more English than he can speak, Bailey said.

“He knows some English,” Bailey said. “He’s funny as hell. There’s definitely a little bit of a language barrier but in terms of being a great teammate, he doesn’t let (language) get in the way. He’s hilarious. Everyone loves him. ... He’s kind of carefree and funny.”

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