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Never heard of him? Well, you won't forget him now.
The second-year infielder from Japan hit a walk-off double Sunday to lift the Blue Jays to a 6-5 win over the Orioles.
But that's not the reason you will remember him. This is.
Not sure what's the best part of the video: Kawasaki taking out his notebook, his exuberance during the interview or his teammates welcoming him with what's become a baseball postgame ritual.
Whatever it is, all we can say is we want to see much more of Kawasaki.
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Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki has started to become a very entertaining character over the last couple weeks. First he had the photo surface of him in awe over Pablo Sandoval’s tattoos. Now today he hit a two run, walk off double against the Baltimore Orioles. That was pretty exciting as it was a walk off but the post game interview was the best part as Kawasaki...
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On Sunday, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Menunori Kawasaki had the game winning hit with a walk-off double that drove in two runs in the bottom of the ninth to clinch a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Kawasaki's postgame interview was a bit quirky, as he introduced himself to fans and looked up some phrases from his translation...
Japanese infielder Munenori Kawasaki delivered a walkoff double for his Blue Jays on Monday, then proceeded to deliver one of the funniest post-game interviews I’ve seen in a long time. Kawasaki, still not completely caught up on the native language of his new country, broke out some notes and did his best to answer questions from the Jays reporter, much to the amusement of the...
You have to dig a guy who clearly loves the game that he is playing and the fact that he has the opportunity to do so. Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki's enthusiasm and energy just when he is talking--or trying to talk--about the game is something to be admired.
As you can see in the clip his teammates are more than happy to show their enthusiasm and energy after...
The Toronto Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki may not be having a memorable season with the bat, but that’s not to say that Kawasaki, himself, isn’t a memorable guy.
The Japanese-born shortstop has long been known among the more outgoing players in the game. Last season, he was spotted showing off some sweet dance moves while with the Mariners, and that wasn’t even the first time...
After delivering a walk-off double to beat the Baltimore Orioles, Toronto shortstop Munenori Kawasaki decided to deliver one of the greatest post game interviews of all-time.
Watch as Munenori's attempts to speak English and ultimately just states his country of origin along with his thanks for his teammates:
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Toronto Blue Jays veteran Mark DeRosa gives the interview to Munenori Kawasaki who had just sealed a victory for the Blue Jays. Kawasaki breaks out his home-made English dictionary before getting a shaving cream and Gatorade shower.
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Your browser does not support iframes. You might not be familiar with Munenori Kawasaki, but you should be. The Toronto Blue Jays infielder is just oozing with personality, and that was on full display on Sunday after he delivered his first career walk-off hit. Kawasaki has been filling in at shortstop for Toronto since Jose [...]
If you'll indulge me, I'd like to tell you a quick story. If not, the bottom of this post has the video you are looking for.
My senior year in high school, I befriended a relocated Japanese student. The reason I did so was because well....he's awesome.
It didn't take too long for that opinion to spread. Almost every week for a year, I would receive invites...
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki gave a legendary post-game interview following his walk-off double to beat the Baltimore Orioles.
Baltimore closer Jim Johnson has blown more saves in the past two weeks than he did in all of 2012.
Munenori Kawasaki hit a game-ending two-run double off Johnson in a four-run ninth inning, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Orioles on Sunday.
''We should be getting on the plane with three wins here, but I can't hang my head too long,''...
MUNI!!! Does this interview single handily make up for Pearl Harbor? No, but it definitely helps.
We could all use a litt…
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“Saki Time!” That was John Gibbons’ reaction to the Blue Jays’ incredible walk-off 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles after trailing by three runs in the ninth inning Sunday, and he wasn’t referring to the popular Japanese drink. He was referring to popular Japanese shortstop Munenori Kawasaki, Toronto’s newest sports hero, having delivered a game-winning two-run double...
The Jays’ shortstop has not hit much this year, carrying a .627 OPS into today’s game, but he has played strong defense in the absence of Jose Reyes. If keeps this up, he’ll have a huge fan base soon enough.-TO
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Munenori Kawasaki hit a game-ending two-run double in a four-run ninth inning, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Trailing 5-2 to begin the ninth against Orioles closer Jim Johnson (2-5), the Blue Jays got a leadoff double from Edwin Encarnacion, a single from Adam Lind and an RBI single by J.P. Arencibia.
Brett Lawrie flied out...