Munenori Kawasaki Award for Being Munenori Kawasaki
Of course, just as the Oscars end with Best Picture, we end on our best award, too: the Munenori Kawasaki Award for Being Munenori Kawasaki. Yes, in a year where he came up with new hand signals, celebrated no-hitters in Triple-A, and revealed that he buys his coffee by calling himself Michael Jordan, Muni saved his best for the cameras. As always.
On the same day that he recited his ABCs for a Canadian broadcast, Kawasaki revealed his secret for winning baseball:
"Just swing. Just throw. Just catch. Don't think, everybody. Just win."