Former Toronto Blue Jays fan favorite Munenori Kawasaki is at it once again providing an epic interview that is sure to bring a smile to your face as the larger than life Kawasaki reminisces about the Blue Jays and his time in Canada.
The 36-year old Munenori Kawasaki is currently playing for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japan Pacific League where he is batting a respectable .283 in 32 while manning second base for the Hawks. Kawasaki managed 276 games at the major league level with the Mariners, Blue Jays and Cubs before returning to his native land at the conclusion of last season.
Kawasaki spent the 2016 campaign with the Chicago Cubs organizations between Iowa and the big club. He managed only 14 games with the World Champions spending the majority of the season with their Triple-A affiliate.
Kawasaki took some time to do an English interview Fukuoka Now where he wished Canadians a Happy Canada Day and said a quick hello to some of his former Blue Jays teammates. Full disclosure, there may also be a John Gibbons impression during the segment.
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Kawasaki became a folklore hero during parts of three seasons with Toronto winning the hearts of many Jays fans north of the border. Kawasaki was no stranger to dugout dances and bush parties during his stay in Canada.
Feel free to relive some of the best Munenori moments by watching the video below. How can you not love this guy?
Can you imagine an interview with Kawasaki and Joe Biagini together.
By the sounds of the interview Kawasaki has not completely ruled out a return to Canada, unfortunately the infielder is on the back-side of thirty with a declining skill-set. He would loosen up an uptight Jays clubhouse that seems to pressing this season.