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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Red Sox pitchers visit Caroline Kennedy in Tokyo

Warm. Touching. Warm.

Boston Red Sox pitchers Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday during a tour to share the 2013 World Series trophy with baseball fans in the country.

“This is a great event,” Kennedy said at a reception at the Embassy’s residence. “Last fall’s victory would not have happened without these two players here tonight.”

Earlier in the day, the two pitchers presented Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a Red Sox jersey and talked baseball with the Japanese leader.

...Also attending Tuesday’s reception were Japan’s first major leaguer, Masanori Murakami, former New York Yankees outfielder and 2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui and Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, the former music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and an ardent Red Sox fan.

Kennedy thanked Major League Baseball for its continuing contributions to the U.S.-Japan relationship.

“You and your players _ past and present _ are ambassadors of goodwill to millions of fans here in Japan,” Kennedy said. “Thank you for continuing the great legacy of baseball diplomacy between our two countries.”

 

Repoz Posted: January 21, 2014 at 09:07 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. AndrewJ Posted: January 21, 2014 at 09:16 AM (#4643059)
Worthy of another "Sweet Caroline" chorus.
   2. donlock Posted: January 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM (#4643120)
Did they discus the dolphin roundup?
   3. puck Posted: January 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM (#4643161)
The $20 million limit on the posting price probably didn't help.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM (#4643168)
Our woman in To-kee-oh
   5. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM (#4643262)
“This is a great event,” Kennedy said at a reception at the Embassy’s residence. “Last fall’s victory would not have happened without these two players here tonight.”

“You and your players _ past and present _ are ambassadors of goodwill to millions of fans here in Japan,” Kennedy said. “Thank you for continuing the great legacy of baseball diplomacy between our two countries.”


Actual transcript:

“You know, this is, you know, a great event,” Kennedy said at a reception at the Embassy’s residence. “You know last fall’s victory would, you know, not have happened without, you know, these two players here, you know, tonight.”

“You know, you and your players _ past and present _ are, you know, ambassadors of goodwill to millions of, you know, fans here in, you know, Japan,” Kennedy said. “Thank you for continuing, you know, the great legacy of baseball diplomacy between, you know, our two countries.”

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