Tokyo Swallows Podcast 37 (October, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the final time this year to discuss the last month of the 2016 season and it’s aftermath. Waffled about topics this month include: The end of meaningful baseball. #37 and the world of back-up catchers. The Swallows’ dreary September. The starting pitching regression and subsequent drop to 5th. Clinching beverage […]

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 […]

Oct 1st 2016, @ Hiroshima

October 1st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWWL (Mazda Stadium) Your Birds closed out the 2016 season with a make-up game in Hiroshima that left them solidly in fifth place. Ogawa took the mound for the Swallows, and Hiroshima countered with MLB-veteran, Kuroda. The Swallows scored in the […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 37 (October, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the final time this year to discuss the last month of the 2016 season and it’s aftermath. Waffled about topics this month include: The end of meaningful baseball. #37 and the world of back-up catchers. The Swallows’ dreary September. The starting pitching regression and subsequent drop to 5th. Clinching beverage […]

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Oct 1st 2016, @ Hiroshima

October 1st, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Hiroshima Carp 3 Streak: Lost 2   Last 5: LLWWL (Mazda Stadium) Your Birds closed out the 2016 season with a make-up game in Hiroshima that left them solidly in fifth place. Ogawa took the mound for the Swallows, and Hiroshima countered with MLB-veteran, Kuroda. The Swallows scored in the […]

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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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