Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki is new to the big leagues and, since he's spent most of his career in Japan, he's new to the English language, also.

But unlike many foreign athletes who come to play in the majors, Kawasaki is giving English his best shot, too. And that - in addition to his all around skills and non-stop hustle - is why he's quickly become a Toronto fan favorite.