Archives for February 2009

2/28/09 – Chunichi (Away)

February 28th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 Chunichi Dragons 3 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: W (Chatan) The NPB pre-season games kicked off today, and not a moment too soon for many of us! Tokyo’s first game of the pre-season schedule, which stretches until March 29th, was against the Chunichi Dragons. As is often the […]

Baseball's Best National Teams: The IBAF World Rankings

For those who are interested, the latest IBAF World Rankings are: 1. Cuba* 2. USA* 3. Korea* 4. Japan* 5. Chinese Taipei* 6. The Netherlands* 7. Canada* 8. Mexico* 9. Panama* 10. Australia*

Tokyo Swallows in the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) starts next week, and we’re trying to get enough work done so that we don’t lose our jobs because we’re at the ballpark for several days straight. Below we list three players, both present and past, that you should be able to watch play next week if you can get […]

Review of 2008 Japanese Baseball Season

Trans-Pacific Radio just published a podcast which reviews the 2008 baseball season all the way through the Japan Series which was eventually won by the Saitama Seibu Lions. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Wishful Thinking (2009 Version)

1. Yakult uses the recession as an excuse to finally sell the team (to us) 2. Aikawa hits better than .220 3. Takada actually plays to win this season (as the new logo would lead us to believe) 4. Bobby Valentine replaces Takada for the 2010 campaign when #3 doesn’t pan out 5. Hara does […]