VIDEO: Walk-off homer, Japan-style (starring Matt Murton)

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Remember former U.S. major-leaguer Matt Murton? He's been raking in Japan since 2011, and just this week he provided rooters of the Hanshin Tigers with a late-inning thrill. Dig it ...

So much to like about this. For instance ... 

  • True submariner on the mound;
  • Home run by a redhead;
  • "Sayonara home run!";
  • Scorsese-like jump cuts;
  • Possible smile by the victimized pitcher;
  • U.S.-style home-plate celebration scrum;
  • Team-wide, coordinated dance move;
  • "Gameset," which should absolutely be a stateside walk-off broadcast call;
  • Ceremonial bow, mascots included.

Baseball, you see, is awesome everywhere.

(Wink of CBS eye: @cwyers)

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