Blue Jays Shortstop: ‘Monkeys Don’t Cramp’

Munenori Kawasaki

Baseball fans may be aware of Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki, but for everyone else, let’s just say he is a bit of a character. While he would the first to admit that he is a work in progress when it comes to perfecting the language of Shakespeare, he always gives it his best shot.

Earlier this week, in a post-game interview, he explained how he battled cramps by eating three bananas. Kawasaki’s rationale was that “monkeys don’t cramp.” While we did not verify this with a zoologist, we can tell you that bananas are a great pre-workout food and that you need potassium to fight cramping.

We unearthed a few other classic Munenori Kawasaki interviews, and in each one, no matter what the language, the 33-year-old from Japan exudes positive energy, optimism, and cheerfulness. It’s easy to see why he is a hit with fans.

“A Monkey Never Cramps”

“Buffalo is Very Cold”

“I Am Fantastic Every Day”

“What’s Up, Bro?”

“See You Tomorrow”