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Monday, February 16, 2015

Munenori Kawasaki on mission in Blue Jays return

The always quotable Munenori Kawasaki had an interview in the Star today.  Highlights:

“I’ve been really working on my lower body — not my butt, but the area around my hips and hip joints. The idea is to increase the range of motion so I have the foundation to make better plays on defence and take better at-bats. The result might be a bigger looking butt, but you should stop looking there and watch the way I am moving now.”

[...]

“No one in Japan has ever heard of Indianapolis, but to me it’s a great city because that is where I did it: I threw a guy out at first base on a running, backhanded play in the hole at shortstop, where I jumped and twisted my body in mid-air and was able to throw the ball underhanded all the way to first.  Until then I never had the confidence to try such a thing in a game. I love Toronto, but now I love Indianapolis, too.”

[...]

“In terms of what I want, the Blue Jays offered me the most magnificent deal in the history of baseball.”


 

 

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