Hatake Toughman

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 33 (May, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down together once more to discuss the first six weeks of the 2016 Swallows season. Up for discussion this episode: A word to describe the Swallows thus far. The state of the bunched-up CL as things stand. The state of the Swallows: Yamada’s continued superhero status, Coco’s return to everyday […]

Junji Ogawa gives Jae-Hoon Ha his Swallows cap

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 […]

June 26th 2016, vs. Chunichi

June 26th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Following a comfortable 5-1 victory and a thumping 13-9 victory, the Swallows continued to try inch their way out of the basement by sweeping the Dragons. Questions over the OF remained. Extra-innings victory excitement! A walk-off! The Scoring: […]

Hatake Toughman

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 33 (May, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down together once more to discuss the first six weeks of the 2016 Swallows season. Up for discussion this episode: A word to describe the Swallows thus far. The state of the bunched-up CL as things stand. The state of the Swallows: Yamada’s continued superhero status, Coco’s return to everyday […]

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June 26th 2016, vs. Chunichi

June 26th, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 4 Tokyo Swallows 5 Streak: Won 3      Last 5: WLWWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Following a comfortable 5-1 victory and a thumping 13-9 victory, the Swallows continued to try inch their way out of the basement by sweeping the Dragons. Questions over the OF remained. Extra-innings victory excitement! A walk-off! The Scoring: […]

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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 […]

2015 Swallows’ Draft Recap

We usually post this recap shortly after the draft but this year the calendar year has already changed and all our draftees are already in spring camp giving me a bit more insight into how the team views its latest picks. But the 2015 draft was memorable not just for the players the team took […]

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