The United States' ambassador to Japan presumably grew up a big Boston Red Sox fan, so it made extra sense for right-handers Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa to visit Caroline Kennedy and bring the 2013 World Series trophy along with while on tour. Wally the Green Monster came by as well, lest we forget. (Can you imagine him going through immigration? Actually, he's probably considered less odd in Japan.)
Kennedy thanked Uehara and Tazawa for their roles in helping the Red Sox win the championship. She was not quoted as saying anything about Wally.
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Does Wally wear jorts? At least he's got pants on.
‘‘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.’’
Uehara and Tazawa also presented Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a Red Sox jersey and "talked baseball" with him.
Caroline Kennedy's father, President John F. Kennedy gave his inaugural address 53 years ago Monday.
She looks a lot like her mother there. Both of her parents would be proud of Kennedy being the first female ambassador to Japan.
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