A pie, a handwritten prepared statement and a declaration of "I AM JAPANEEEEEEEEEEEESE" were all involved.
We defy anyone to top Munenori Kawasaki's giddy, glorious statement that came after his walk-off double capped a four-run, ninth-inning Blue Jays comeback in their 6-5 win over the Orioles on Sunday.
"My teammates gave me an opportunity. I wanted to do something about it," Kawasaki said in his best English after the game.
Kawasaki's game capped a career day for the 31-year-old in his second Major League season, as he went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, both career highs.
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