Toronto Blue Jays Fans Are Obsessed With Munenori Kawasaki
In April of 2013, there was a TON of fair weather Blue Jays fans.
The Toronto sports market was desperate for a winner, and the Jays were poised to deliver. However, when the Jays got swept by the Yankees on April 28th, their record dropped to 9-17 and most people thought the season was over. Should they even bother playing the final 132 games? No point. Blue Jays fans were angry, and the players were desperate for something to rally around.
Kawasaki’s captivating energy lifted the Blue Jays to a record tying winning streak, and he captured the attention of a city along the way. So why have fans grown so attached to Kawasaki? Because he’s entertaining. Munenori will do a little dance, he’ll take a bow, and he speaks ridiculously broken english.
And guess what? Every now and then Kawasaki comes up big. Within the last month, he’s hit a game winning double, and and game tying homerun. To be perfectly honest, he’s the best damn .225 hitter the game has ever seen.
The most amazing thing about Kawasaki is that no one knew his name in April, and now he’s being treated like a Greek god. At a recent home game, Munenori was serenaded with chants of. “KA-WA-SA-KI!” by 43 thousand people.
In Toronto, we haven’t seen anything this epic since the Leafs 2013 playoff collapse…that’s right, in Toronto we gauge time by sporting failures.
Here’s why people love Kawasaki…