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VIDEO: Toronto Blue Jays SS Munenori Kawasaki hits first career home run, bowing ensues

  • David Whitlock

The Toronto Blue Jays are having the most fun in baseball.  Currently on a MLB-best 9-game winning streak and, as part of a dramatic comeback win Friday night, fan favorite SS Munenori Kawasaki hit is first career home run.  But as it happened, after it happened, and chanted his name through his next at bat.  Watch it all unfold (courtesy of

Kawasaki has been an internet video sensation with his lively postgame interviews and his willingness to regale fans with a rendition of “O Canada”  while signing autographs (with not necessarily all the words, yet).  It’s too bad something will have to give when 4-time All Star Jose Reyes and his $10M salary returns to the lineup.  Here’s hoping the Blue Jays find a place for Kawasaki in the lineup.

– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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