Still bummed about the Kyle Schwarber injury, and impatiently waiting for more news on that front? I feel you.

So, then, if you need an early-morning pick-me-up, who better to help you than Iowa Cubs infielder Munenori Kawasaki (who could become Chicago Cubs infielder Munenori Kawasaki if he’s who the Cubs tap to replace Schwarber on the roster in the event of a DL stint)?

Kawasaki’s season with the Iowa Cubs opened up yesterday, and he was interviewed by WHO TV Channel 13 in Des Moines, and, as you might expect, it’s freaking gold:

Sometimes a language barrier makes for funny TV 🙂 Let us present your new favorite I-Cub — Japanese infielder Munenori Kawasaki! He has an entertaining pre-game warm-up that is sure to be a hit but he’s still working on his English.

Posted by WHO TV Channel 13 News on Thursday, April 7, 2016

I know that the language barrier is part of the story – and I also know that Kawasaki genuinely enjoys trying his best to learn English – but I can’t help but believe he’s having a little fun there turning “goals” into “ghosts.” I’m pretty sure I see a little wry smile in there, as if he’s intentionally having a little fun with the second language.

Either way, he’s just such a fun guy to follow, because the positive energy – in any language – just drips off of him.




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