Tokyo Swallows Podcast 40 (July, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the third time this year to discuss the downward slope this season has taken. This episode was recorded on the afternoon of July 9, just two days removed from the CARPocalypse. Topics this month include: The history of #40. The Swallows record. Reliving the CARPocalypse. Ogawa as a […]

A Taste of Spring Training

**Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mac. A long-time friend of the Tsubamegun, Mac is the founder of Maction Planet, a bespoke travel and unique apparel provider in Tokyo. Check out their baseball tours here.** The less said about today’s 7-0 defeat by Rakuten the better, but there were a couple of interesting things […]

July 23, 2017 vs. Hanshin

July 23rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After Saturday’s brief, glorious Yoshinori-given respite, the Swallows went right on back to losing in a game seriously lacking in run support. After the attempt to turn Ogawa into a closer failed spectacularly, he was […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 40 (July, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the third time this year to discuss the downward slope this season has taken. This episode was recorded on the afternoon of July 9, just two days removed from the CARPocalypse. Topics this month include: The history of #40. The Swallows record. Reliving the CARPocalypse. Ogawa as a […]

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July 23, 2017 vs. Hanshin

July 23rd, 2017 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1      Last 5: LLLWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After Saturday’s brief, glorious Yoshinori-given respite, the Swallows went right on back to losing in a game seriously lacking in run support. After the attempt to turn Ogawa into a closer failed spectacularly, he was […]

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A Taste of Spring Training

**Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mac. A long-time friend of the Tsubamegun, Mac is the founder of Maction Planet, a bespoke travel and unique apparel provider in Tokyo. Check out their baseball tours here.** The less said about today’s 7-0 defeat by Rakuten the better, but there were a couple of interesting things […]

Swallows sign OF Jae-Hoon Ha

The Swallows held a press conference today to formally announce the signing of 25 year-old Korean outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha. The team assigned Ha number 00, last worn by Keizo Kawashima, and it appears the team will refer to him by his given name Jae-Hoon. Ha was signed from the independent Shikoku Island League plus’ Tokushima […]

TS Podcast After Hours #05 – Crafting a 28-Man Roster

Dan and I got out our inner general manager and tried to come up with a 28-man roster for the Swallows to open the season. The exercise help highlight the team’s overall strengths and weaknesses and the difficulties of getting our favorite players playing time. The Swallows submitted their opening day roster to the league […]

The Action Figure You Never Knew You Wanted Is Coming…

The Swallows and Bandai’s S.h. Figuarts announced the details of the upcoming Tsubakuro action figure. Bandai and the Swallows will begin taking orders on February 28 at 9:06 (Get it? 2896?). The actual figure will ship in late August. The 6,480 yen figure will let you model Tsubakuro in any number of ways to truly […]

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