Munenori Kawasaki was the hero for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles this past weekend, but it is what he did during the post game interview on Sportsnet Television in Canada that got the public talking. No, it wasn’t anything bad, but it did show that Kawasaki has a charismatic spirit.
First, Kawasaki grabbed the microphone, said his name, and where he was from. Then the Japanese slugger took out a couple notes he had in written on small pieces of paper in English and read them out loud on national television.
After the interview was over, Kawasaki’s teammates covered his face with shaving cream and dumped Gatorade all over him. Gee, I thought it was just coaches got drenched with Gatorade. Whatever the case, this interview has the sports fans talking about the Blue Jays again.
The interview was still being talked about the day after and not just in Canada. Apparently, the interview was seen around the world.
As for the game, Kawasaki went three for five at the plate and racked up three RBIs.
Jays starting pitcher, Chad Jenkins went five innings, gave up eight hits, two earned runs, a walk, and struck out two batters.
Up next for the Blue Jays, a two game mini series at home against the Atlanta Braves.
The Jays won the first game 9-3. Edwin Encarnacion went two for five at the plate and collected five RBIs. Jay’s starting pitcher, Mark Buehrle gave up five hits, an earned run, two walks, and struck out six batters in six innings pitched.
The Jays lost the second game 7-6. J.P. Arencibia went three for five at the plate.
The Blue Jays face the Braves again in a two game series, this time in Atlanta starting tonight.
On Friday, the Jays kick off a three game weekend series in San Diego.