Archives for November 2010

This year, we’re thankful for. . .

Happy Thanksgiving, American Tsubamegun-ites. We bitch a bit round these parts, and I am personally to blame for much of that. I can find the cloud around any silver lining, blow it out of proportion, and try people’s patience bitching about it, although I swear that’s only for matters pertaining to the diamond (or diamonds, […]

Fan Appreciation Day Tomorrow

The Swallows plan to hold their annual Fan Appreciation Day at Jingu Stadium tomorrow. The team, and its various sponsors, have various events planned for the day. If you have the day off tomorrow for Labour Day, Fan Appreciation Day might be worth your time. The day will start at 9:00 when the Jingu field […]

Site Maintenance

Dear Tokyo Swallows fan, We’ve just started redoing the site. It’s the off-season, so we figured that we could get away with it. And hey, the sooner, the better, right? The result is likely going to look very similar to the spring 2010 iteration, so hopefully there will be very little interruption in services. But […]

Tohoku Rakuten Land Iwamura

YakyuBaka reported this morning that the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, now led by media star Senichi Hoshino, have managed to lure Akinori Iwamura away from MLB. Iwamura has been quoted saying that he preferred to stay in North America but that he really just wanted to play for a team that needed him. I’d be very […]

2010 Draft Recap

The 2010 NPB draft took place on October 28th, as planned. Unfortunately not a lot else went as planned for the Swallows. As expected the Swallows threw their hat into the Yuki Saito sweepstakes. They were joined by the Nippon Ham Fighters, the Chiba Lotte Marines, and the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Our manager Ogawa, armed […]