Kawasaki Captures Blue Jays Fans’ Attention

Munenori Kawasaki; not your typical household name when it comes to Blue Jays players. 
In fact, he’s only been in a Blue Jays uniform for a mere three days. And yet Munenori Kawasaki is quickly making a name for himself in Toronto.

Kawasaki was once the most Giffable player on the Seattle Mariners roster, and in one short evening he made himself the most Giffable player on the Blue Jays roster.


This particular exchange between Munenori Kawasaki and Emilio Bonifacio below (aptly named the “Bow Lo Viste”) was one of the more entertaining moments from last night’s 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Here’s a full GIF of the bow/lo viste combination performed in tandem by Kawasaki and Bonifacio.

Both Kawasaki and Bonifacio are both very animated players, and judging by the camaraderie clearly evident in the photos above, I think it’s safe to say they’re new brand new best friends.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s just something incredibly endearing about watching fellow players adopt each other’s mannerisms on the field and in the dugout.

And not only were the Blue Jays players quick to adopt Kawasaki as one of their own, but so too were the fans. How cool was it that in his very first game at home in a Blue Jays uniform, the fans were cheering “KAW-A-SAKI” in his final at bat of the game?

Within mere hours of arriving in Toronto, Kawasaki instantly became a fan favourite.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with Munenori Kawasaki and Melky Cabrera bowing to each other. Welcome to the team Munenori Kawasaki … I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of these moments over the coming weeks.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.