Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: red sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.”

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BarrysLazyBoy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - July 2015
(636 - 3:28am, Jul 07)
Last: MikeOberly

NewsblogOTP - July 2015: Winning the Political Game: Politics is More Like Baseball Than Football
(1012 - 3:03am, Jul 07)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogFewer walks and bunts, more shifts among midseason trends - MLB
(6 - 2:46am, Jul 07)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-6-15
(129 - 2:33am, Jul 07)
Last: All In The Guetterman, Looking Up At The Stargell

NewsblogNew York Mets, David Wright don't have surgery as a top option | Newsday
(30 - 2:04am, Jul 07)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogFull All Star Team Rosters
(41 - 2:04am, Jul 07)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogCatcher framing revisited - Beyond the Box Score
(6 - 1:43am, Jul 07)
Last: Danny

NewsblogCubs, Theo Epstein won't necessarily be buyers at trade deadline - Chicago Tribune
(72 - 12:45am, Jul 07)
Last: Spahn Insane says "Chinga tu pelo."

NewsblogThe stories behind Dodgers’ deep-seated Yasiel Puig resentment | New York Post
(81 - 12:41am, Jul 07)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Newsblog538: Baseball's Kids Are All Right
(21 - 11:51pm, Jul 06)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogNeyer: Where There's Smoak, There's Fire
(23 - 11:43pm, Jul 06)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogNationals, Astros WPB Spring Training Site Approved
(2 - 10:25pm, Jul 06)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT: Soccer June 2015
(1033 - 10:04pm, Jul 06)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogScioscia Reigns and Dipoto Resigns: What the Heck Is Going on With the Angels? «
(41 - 9:46pm, Jul 06)
Last: A New Leaf

NewsblogRecreating Memorable Trading Cards
(2 - 8:29pm, Jul 06)
Last: puck

Page rendered in 0.1660 seconds
48 querie(s) executed