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March 9, 2009

Koji speaks

Koji Uehara did not seem too discouraged by his first rocky outing of the spring. He said he had trouble with the strike zone and also with some close umpiring calls in his two-inning, three-run performance.

He was scheduled to go four innings and perhaps work extra afterward. It didn't turn out that way, but he still had his sense of humor afterward.

"You can call it a knockout,'' he said.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 3:29 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Just baseball



What's not to like about Koji's personality? He'll add a bit of fun to the clubhouse despite the language barrier.
Is fourteen wins from him a stretch this season?

Pete's reply: Not a stretch. I would put the over/under at about 12.

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