Archive for the ‘KawasakiTheBest’ Category


I had this post stored away for the past couple days, but with the news of Kawasaki being optioned last night, I might as well post this today before it comes irrelevant. After the whole Edwin parrot shirt deal last week, it’s actually amazing to see how much unofficial Jays merchandise there is online. It’s also amazing that the MLB doesn’t capitalize on this, but that’s another story.

I saw this post on the Blue Jays subreddit over the weekend with a dude who made these awesome “Bow” and “I am Japanese!” Kawasaki shirts, that I’m sure you’ve seen around the Dome. Not gonna lie, I picked the “bow” one up, because why not? I love me some Jays shirts… if they’re good.

I’m not sure if this will be a weekly post (lol @ title), but I’ll be sure to post any other cool Jays merch I find across the internet.

Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

Well, here this is…

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Most of my contributions to DJF have been Kawasaki-related, and this one is no different. I just came across this commercial this morning, and it’s awesome. Here’s Kawasaki in a Nishi-Nippon Railroad commercial from 2007. Take a moment and appreciate that luscious hair… after the jump!

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For those of you who have yet to see it, via the Toronto Star (and probably elsewhere– what am I, Google?), we have a clip of Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki singing a (partial) version of O Canada. Because… uh… pageviews.

Hey, like, did you know he was Japanese?

Check out the video after the jump…

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Munenori Kawasaki’s post-game interview on Sunday topped off what was one of the greatest games so far this season for the Jays. With English being Kawasaki’s second language, he had to use a translation book to convey his thoughts to the Toronto fans.

Unfortunately, he was then soaked with Gatorade, and that translation book became a casualty. We recovered 3 pages from his translation book, with notes about Toronto, the Jays, and his personal life:

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Calling 162 games every year is not an easy thing to do. That’s 500 hours (give or take) of talking non-stop about the same topic. While you get to cover some great games, you also have to cover the really shitty games. I gotta give credit to Buck – in my opinion, he does a good job. Sure, the BOWTEESTAH’s get annoying after a while, but such is the case when listening to someone talk for a long time.

I teamed up with Vince from to find some of the best/worst of Buck. If you don’t know about the site, it’s a catalog of all of Buck’s fuck-ups. He gave me a ton of material to work with so shoutout to him. So here you go, the Buck Martinez soundboard:

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Now that Jays fans have breathed something resembling a sigh of relief, following a series-tying win over the White Sox in a game where R.A. Dickey looked, for a second time (third, really) very much like exactly the ridiculous unhittable knuckleball machine that the team thought it was getting, it seems like maybe a good moment to note some of the other reasons why, despite some early disillusionment, this season is going to be a hell of a fun thing.

No, not in the “they have talent, they’ll be fine, asshole” kind of way that we’ve pretty much exhausted around here over the last three weeks. Not even in the jaws-dropped at R.A. Dickey GIFs (via gamereax) way, but in the “holy shit, Gibbers going full fuckin’ Al Bundy in the dugout, what a boss!” kind of way.

That is… just… spectacular. Hahahahaha.

But if there is character that needs to be highlighted in a mailed-in post on the awesomeness of the group– post Jose Reyes injury, of course– it’s Munenori Kawasaki.

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