Gomes' errors prove costly for Indians in loss to Blue Jays

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have the worst fielding percentage in the American League. Their lone error on Friday night loomed large. With the game tied at two in the seventh and one out, Yan Gomes' throwing error on a pickoff attempt moved runners to second and third. After Jose Bautista was walked to load the bases, Edwin Encarnacion singled home the go-ahead run as the Blue Jays...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki working hard on his English, is awesome (video)

Munenori Kawasaki began the season with the Buffalo Bison, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate but was called up on Thursday when Maicer Izturis tore his ACL. This afforded the Internet the opportunity to again marvel at the unbridled enthusiasm of the young man. Not only that, Kawasaki has been working on his English — […] The post Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki working...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Munenori Kawasaki talks learning English

Munenori Kawasaki is one enthusiastic ballplayer. The infielder was recalled from the Toronto Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo on Thursday after Maicer Izturis went down with an LCL tear. It appears Kawasaki has been hard at work off the field, too, telling SportsNet Canada he has been studying both English and Spanish every day. The intensity, the passion, the desire...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Delivers Another Fantasic, Ridiculous Interview

After starting the season with the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, Japanese infielder Munenori Kawasaki is back with the Jays and still delivering hilarious interviews in his broken english. This one should definitely get added to his ridiculous tribute video set to Enrique Iglesias. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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The Blue Jays are Movin’ and Shakin’

On Sunday, Maicer Izturis took a fall heading up the steps in the dugout at Oriole Park and claims he heard his knee “pop”. Izturis, who had been having a pretty decent season thus far, has now been placed on the disabled list after it was later revealed  that we will undergo surgery on his left knee to correct an LCL tear, putting him out for the rest of the 2014 season.That...
Via The MLB Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Is Back And Has Mastered English….Sorta

He’s back, the Toronto Blue Jays recalled Munenori Kawasaki from Triple “A” Buffalo to fill in for the injured Maicer Izturis. Kawasaki not only contributed with the bat in his return but he once again provided a golden interview that is sure to make you chuckle. Kawasaki speaks about his improved English and his infant son who he assures is a “Canuck”. This guy is a beauty...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawasaki Getting His English Down

((HT: Sportsnet))Munenori Kawasaki came over to play for the Blue Jays and became an instant favorite...It came down to his passion and his wanting to make himself a part of the Blue Jays family...He's back for another year and his English is improving
Via Online Sports Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Gets Hilarious Tribute Video Set To Enrique Iglesias

Munenori Kawasaki may not be the most entertaining Major League Baseball player to watch on the field, but he sure as hell is near the top of the list when it comes to off-the-field shenanigans. Whether he’s dancing, delivering hilarious postgame interviews (seriously, he’s great at those), having some fun with the dugout camera or getting hismind blown by opponents’ tattoos...
Via Next Impulse Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki Is Wasting No Time Giving Us Hilarious Baseball GIFs

Munenori Kawasaki may not be the most entertaining Major League Baseball player to watch on the field, but he sure as hell is near the top of the list when it comes to off-the-field shenanigans. Whether he’s dancing, delivering hilarious postgame interviews (seriously, he’s great at those) or getting his mind blown by opponents’ tattoos, he’s always a gem. The Jays’ Japanese...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video Recap: Why Munenori Kawasaki Should Have Made Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have formally announced that utility infielder Munenori Kawasaki was unsuccessful in making the Jays squad out of spring training and optioned to the minors. The demotion could be short-lived depending in the severity of the injury to Jose Reyes. Regardless here is some spring training video evidence of why Kawasaki should be the unanimous choice over veteran...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki winks and bows for camera after scoring (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki bowed for the camera and gave the broadcast team a few winks after scoring in the sixth inning of Monday's spring training game against Philadelphia.Whether it's his clutch hitting, his dance moves or his fake steals, Kawasaki has become an enjoyable player to watch.Video via MLB.Related posts...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays agree to minor league contract with Munenori Kawasaki

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed fan favourite Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract and have invited him to the team’s spring training camp. The popular 32-year-old infielder became a cult figure last season with his quirkiness, enthusiasm and penchant for some timely hits. There was a fear he wouldn’t return to the Blue Jays next season because the team declined to...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Let’s Relive Munenori Kawasaki’s Jubilant Post-game Interview

Earlier today, Munenori Kawasaki, aka  ”Energy Boy,” resigned with the Toronto Blue Jays on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. This seems like an appropriate time to relive one of the best moments of the 2013 baseball season. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Does Munenori Kawasaki Have His Sights Set On Returning To Japan?

The Toronto Blue Jays neglected to exercise Munenori Kawasaki‘s $1 million dollar option for the upcoming 2014 season making the fan favourite a free agent. One has to wonder if Kawasaki has his sights set on returning to his native Japan where he spent the first eleven years of his professional baseball career. The option originally seemed like a no-brainer for the Jays prior...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jays pick up three options, decline Kawasaki’s

The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised the 2014 contract options on Casey Janssen, Adam Lind and Mark DeRosa while declining the option on Munenori Kawasaki, multiple sources told Thursday. Lind will earn $7 million, Janssen $4 million and DeRosa $750,000. Kawasaki would have earned $1 million, but may still return on a minor-league deal. The moves mean the Blue Jays...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Munenori Kawasaki loses his cool

It was no surprise to me that the Toronto Blue Jays lost two out three games against the Boston Red Sox.  In fact, the Red Sox clinched the American League East Division with a 6-3 win in the first game. Mark DeRosa went two for four at the plate for the Jays Jay’s starting pitcher, Esmil Rogers gave up three hits, two earned runs, five walks, and struck out two batters. Five...
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Intentional Talk: The Very Best Of Munenori Kawasaki

Toronto Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki and Mark DeRosa are back at it for another episode on Intentional Talk. This time Kawasaki plays rapid fire, wears a toque and sings Bon Jovi in this instalment on the show. DeRosa jokes about Kawasaki pinch hitting for him and receiving a standing ovation. If for no other reason the Jays need to bring him back next season just for these appearances...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki gives Bon Jovi tribute a bad name

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki already showed himself to be an entertaining postgame interview, reading a cliched answer from his pocket notebook before appreciative fans back in May.  Kawasaki, whose double gave the Blue Jays a walkoff win that day, was invited to speak by teammate Mark DeRosa. DeRosa knew Kawasaki was the hero of the day and deserved the spotlight...
Via The Outside Corner
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki Goes Golfing

The way the Toronto Blue Jays season has unfolded many of the Jays players will have some extra time to tweak their golf swing and work on their game. Munenori Kawasaki took to the course and let fans know where he stacks up against the likes of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the game of golf. On a side note there is a vast improvement in Kawasaki’s English. The post Toronto...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate Happ from bereavement list

The Toronto Blue Jays have activated pitcher J.A. Happ from the bereavement list and placed infielder Munenori Kawasaki on the paternity list. The moves were announced before Friday night's game against Tampa Bay. Happ is scheduled to start the game Saturday night against the Rays. The left-hander suffered a skull fracture and sprained right knee when he fell to the ground...
Via Fox Sports
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Legend Of Kawasaki Continues, Grows, And Otherwise Expands

((HT: Sportsnet)) Munenori Kawasaki continues to be all that clutch and more for the Toronto Blue Jays... getting another hit leaning the team toward another win in the AL East... FOSG Tim and Sid have gone the next step in the celebrating Muni's Legend... Adding one of the best jingles of the '80s and the Paul Bunyan-esque feats we're seeing... And, now, the...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki And The Blue Jays Win Inspiring Dugout Dance

The “diva dancing” Munenori Kawasaki is back at it with a new and improved dugout dance. This time he has added backup dancers Emilio Bonifacio, Esmil Rogers and Melky Cabrera for the nifty little number. This guy never gets old. The post Munenori Kawasaki And The Blue Jays Win Inspiring Dugout Dance appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Munenori Kawasaki Sure Can Dance (GIF)

Blue Jays' shortstop Munenori Kawasaki has been known to bust a move from time to time. Here's a look at his latest dance moves, to the...
Via Athlon Sports
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Munenori Kawasaki An Unlikely Hero Again! Just Barely, Is He Worth It?

Munenori Kawasaki has won the hearts of many… and even a few ball games to boot. Everyone remembers the home game earlier in the season against the Baltimore Orioles, in which the Blue Jays were down 5-2 in the 9th inning, and Kawasaki came to the plate to drill a walk-off double to win the game.  And let’s not forget the post-game interview he delivered as well… Forever immortalized...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Kawasaki's big hit in 9th gives Toronto 5-4 win

Munenori Kawasaki hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Tuesday night. Kawasaki, who broke an 0-for-18 slump, lined a 1-2 pitch from Joe Smith into left-center field to score two runs. A third run scored when center fielder Michael Bourn booted the ball for an error. Colby Rasmus drew a one-out walk...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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