In the early hours of misery after one of the cruelest World Series defeats in franchise history, Red Sox fans unleashed torrents of frustration. At the umpires, for the obstruction rule. At Jarrod Saltalamacchia, for the wild throw to third. At manager John Farrell, for the questionable strategy.
Koji Uehara was upset, too — at himself, for surrendering the hit that fueled the Game 3 rally. But no one reading the Boston papers or watching local television the next day would have known it unless they were perusing his blog and could read Japanese.