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Munenori Kawasaki’s incredible post-game interview

May 26, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

Munenori Kawasaki; Esmil Rogers; Steve Delabar AP

The Blue Jays trailed the Orioles 5-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning in today’s series finale against the Orioles, but they were able to put together a rally against closer Jim Johnson. Following an RBI single by J.P. Arencibia and an RBI ground out by Mark DeRosaMunenori Kawasaki hit a two-out, two-run, walk-off RBI double to center field to left-center.

Kawasaki has already made a name for himself as one of the more exuberant personalities in baseball, but took it even further with one of the best post-game interviews you’ll see.

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.

  1. dondada10 - May 26, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Judging by that video, it was be awesome to get wasted with Munenori Kawasaki.

    • Old Gator - May 26, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      Yeah, we could get together with him and buckfutter over at Hideki Matsui’s place with a bong and a couple of twelvepacks of Asahi Dry and watch porn videos all afternoon while the squid balls and pork katsu toast out on the hibachi.

  2. thebadguyswon - May 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    LOL….that was just like it was out of a movie.

    • tuberippin - May 27, 2013 at 3:57 AM

      I was waiting for him to turn to a teammate and shout “YOU HAVE NO MARBLES!!” like in Major League 2.

  3. proudlycanadian - May 26, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Kawsaki quickly became popular with the fans and his team mates.

    • cur68 - May 26, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      ‘Saki San’s a ham. Gotta love his enthusiasm, his battling it out with every pitcher he sees, and his embracing of who he is and what his game is. Not a trace of attitude or being too full of himself, either. And, Dog love him, he hit a walk off, two out, 3-2 pitch, double for My Boys. /hat tip

      I said, going into this series, that the best The Beavz could hope for was a split. The Orioles are too good while The Beavz have just been getting zilch for pitching. Top it off, the O’s hit BAGS of homers and outscore everyone in the first few innings. This result is a lift: they fought one of the top 6 AL teams to a standstill. They should be proud of this one.

      From here, it gets no easier. The ridiculously good Atlanta Braves tomorrow. Gotta get to ’em early, and match their output. No way My Boys got the pitching to duel from the mound with these guys.

    • dirtyharry1971 - May 27, 2013 at 3:54 AM


      • indaburg - May 27, 2013 at 6:39 AM

        Stats and numbers are important, but having fun is part of the game, remember?

        Oh, wait. Fun might be a foreign concept to you. It’s when you derive happiness, pleasure, or enjoyment from a situation. Those are multi-syllabic words so let me know if they confound you more than the concept of “fun.”

      • cur68 - May 27, 2013 at 7:50 AM

        Who cares? Well, YOU, ‘harry, for one. You care more that I do about my rooting interests. More than any of the Beaver Fans, I think. We don’t all turn up on EVERY Beaver post, nor are we so consistent. Whereas YOU turn up on every one of their game posts, hurl your crap around and act like you know something about baseball. In fact, “gotampabay52” knows more far baseball than you do, and he’s been pithed as far as I can tell. But NO ONE, not PC, not me, not nbjays, not Mark, not js(etc) or mojorisin or any of the other commenters who root for the Beaver Boys is as consistent as you.

        So to answer your question “who cares”; dirtyharry, you ‘ole poo flinging chimp, you, YOU CARE!!!! MORE THAN ANY OF US!!! YOU CARE!!!

      • proudlycanadian - May 27, 2013 at 8:20 AM

        Let me give you a hint Harry. You should not combine Old Spice and Axe. Chicks do not dig that combination, so you really should cease and desist doing it..

      • nbjays - May 27, 2013 at 5:17 PM

        But PC, maybe female poo-flinging chimps love it…

  4. fukpittsburgh - May 26, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Jim Johnson is really starting to piss me off.

  5. sophiethegreatdane - May 26, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    That wasn’t a rally. That was yet another Jim Johnson meltdown. He and crooked-hat Pedro have cost the Os at least six games this season. Can’t afford to have these boobs single-handedly blowing games. This division is just too tight.

    Can’t trust Johnson in the 9th anymore.

    • proudlycanadian - May 26, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      I trust him implicitly.

      • dirtyharry1971 - May 27, 2013 at 3:55 AM

        Because….you dont have enough brains to get out of the rain? HELLO?

    • albertmn - May 27, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      But, the experts keep telling us that closers are overrated and aren’t really that important and that anyone can do it. I still claim that closers are only overrated until the closer on your team isn’t doing the job, which has to be at least 1/4 to 1/3 of the teams at any point in time.

  6. jbeagles23 - May 26, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Of all the jays opponents this year those orioles are the best hitting team 1 to 9 if seen

  7. nbjays - May 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Saki-san has been pretty good lately and had a couple of good at bats already in that game. The kid definitely loves the game and respects the game and it shows. I wonder if he can play 2nd base when Reyes comes back.

  8. tfbuckfutter - May 26, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    The weirdest part about that video is Kawasaki was born and raised in Nebraska.

    • dondada10 - May 26, 2013 at 8:16 PM

      You got me to look it up, because it would be too funny if true.

      It’s not. You’re a master baiter, buck.

    • forsch31 - May 26, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      “What about you, Nick? Do you ever feel any longings to return to your home? Back to the ancient cultures and traditions? Back to the shrines and temples of your ancestors? Back to the terraced hillsides and cherry trees?”

      “I was born in Omaha.”

      “We got a city in Nebraska that sounds just like that.”

      • tfbuckfutter - May 26, 2013 at 8:49 PM

        I don’t know what that’s from.

      • forsch31 - May 26, 2013 at 10:24 PM

        A not-quite-small hint:

      • tfbuckfutter - May 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

        The quote was funny, and I wished I could place it (I assume it was an Asian gentleman)…..

        But that show was a bit before my time and wasn’t played enough in syndication when I was a kid to have ever had an interest in watching it.

        You mentioning it made me sad again about Abe Vigoda’s passing. Best eyebrows in the business, imho.

      • eightyraw - May 27, 2013 at 4:17 AM

        Sad about Abe Vigoda’s impeding passing?

      • eightyraw - May 27, 2013 at 4:18 AM


      • indaburg - May 27, 2013 at 6:43 AM

        Damn it, tfbuck, you got me twice in this comments section. I’ll get you for that.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 27, 2013 at 10:14 AM


    • jayquintana - May 27, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      LMAO! Best post of the day!

      • jackrabbit56 - May 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM

        He’s not dead yet…

      • tfbuckfutter - May 27, 2013 at 10:15 AM

        I must have confused him with Terry Bradshaw.

  9. ncm42 - May 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    At what point does Buck make someone else the primary closer?

    • louhudson23 - May 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      Just plug and play…..anyone can do it….

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