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 didn’t, we would not have been treated to his son 7-year-old son Kaz’s fantastic postgame interviews.
Uehara spoke through a translator to FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews after the Red Sox clinched the American League pennant and World Series title, but Kaz seems to speak perfect English. On Wednesday night, Kaz spoke for the city of Boston when asked how he was going to celebrate the improbable victory.
“Crazy,” he said.
Kaz also told Big League Stew’s Mike Oz that it felt “quite good” to be in the middle of a World Series celebration and that “my dad closing the game” was the key to victory in Game 6. The kid’s a boss.
Uehara picked off a runner to seal a crucial victory for Boston in Game 4 and then fittingly recorded the last out of the Game 6 clincher. Koji and Kaz will be two of the most memorable faces for Red Sox fans from their team’s 2013 championship campaign.