Kawasaki’s greatest moments with Blue Jays

With the aid of a translator, Munenori Kawasaki was able to share his appreciation to the fans and teammates who have embraced him so fully the last few months.

In order to clear space for the return of shortstop Jose Reyes, the Toronto Blue Jays optioned fan favourite Munenori Kawasaki following Tuesday’s 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Kawasaki’s eccentric character makes for great entertainment and some might say it was significant enough to play a role in the Jays’ franchise-tying 11-game win streak in the month of June.

Until next time, here are his greatest moments as a Toronto Blue Jay:

An epic post-game interview with Sportsnet’s Arash Madani after hitting walk off two-run double in the bottom of the ninth against the Orioles.

‘This is too much fun’: Kawasaki makes a suprise appearance on Intentional Talk.

He spends time playing catch with fans.

One of the best victory dances ever created.

His pre-game warm up routine includes headstands, dance moves and, apparently, foam rolls — which he got Jose Bautista into.

Dance moves that make Kawasaki Refer to himself as the “Japanese Michael Jackson” and manager John Gibbons also gets a laugh.

He sings O Canada while signing baseballs.

Finally, a smile on par with that of Reyes.