Kazuma Uehara, son of Koji, all over field before World Series
One of the more fun perks of being in Fenway Park hours before the game begins is watching Kaz Uehara hit home runs. Here's video of one of his shots.
One might recall, it was seven-year-old Kaz Uehara who didn't know how he felt in Game 6 of the ALCS:
Anyway, prior to both Games 1 and 2 of the World Series, the young Uehara has been all over the field, wearing a full home Red Sox uniform with, yes, "Uehara" on his back, wearing No. 19, just like his father.
And let me tell you this: The kid can hit. He must have taken 50-75 swings off live pitching Thursday afternoon on the field. He generally stands somewhere around 30 feet from the outfield fence and hits a home run I'd estimate about 20 percent of the time. Here's video I took, and please forgive me for the sun making it difficult to see:
Unfortunately, I wasn't recording one of the better moments. The pitcher accidentally hit Kaz with a pitch and Kaz slammed down his bat and started yelling back at the pitcher. I thought at first he was throwing a temper tantrum, but then he playfully charged the mound and the two staged a small and obviously fake "brawl."
And wouldn't you know it, next pitch, he hit a home run.
Always good to get the reminder that this is a kid's game.