They came out swinging and roughed up the Cards' Michale Wacha, despite pitching around Big Papi with men on base..
John Lackey gave up 9 hits but was lights out when it counted, which means that St. Louis failed miserably with runners in scoring position.
David "Big Papi" Ortiz won the World Series MVP trophy with an almost unbelievable batting average of .688. Nice way to top off the frustration of the past six years since the Sox were last champs.
But it was Uehara that was the latest instant star after piling up saves and scoreless innings throughout the playoffs. He was named MVP of the ALCS. His last run given up was in the Division Series against Tampa Bay, when he lost game 3 on a walk-off homer. That was it, after that all goose eggs on the scoreboard.
There's even a musical homage to the Japanese sensation. Check out the YouTube video of "Koji's On the Mound", sung to the tune of the old rock 'n roll classic, "Sea Cruise".
Koji has a translator that is glued to his side when he isn't on the mound, although there are even trips to the mound when he's needed.
No translator was needed for the littlest Uehara, Koji's son Kaz, who was with his dad during the obligatory post-game interview with Erin Andrews, now with Fox.
As Deadspin.com neatly put it, "Honestly, all postgame interviews should be wrapped up with two words and Erin Andrews left hanging on a high-five attempt"
Referring to Kaz who only needed one word to answer each of two questions posed to him by Andrews.
"How proud are you of your dad tonight," Andrews asked. "Good," responded Kaz.
"How hard are you gonna celebrate tonight Kaz," was softball #2. "Crazy," was all he needed to say.
The crowd at Fenway loved it, but then again, they were in love with pretty much everyone. Although a sighting of Bobby Valentine might have gotten them going in a different direction.
The video is posted at Deadspin.com and on YouTube care of The Nose Bleeds Check it out.