Get your calendar ready.
NPB posted a preliminary schedule recently, and it looks like the Swallows will begin the 2012 season with a three-game away series at Tokyo Dome against crosstown rival, Yomiuri. That series will be played the weekend of March 30th through April 1st. No word on start times for any of the games as of yet.
The first series to be played at Jingu Stadium is apparently going to be against the Hanshin Tigers April 3-5 (Tuesday through Thursday).
After that it’s off to Nagoya Dome to face the Ochiai-less Dragons in a three-game weekend series.
The subsequent home series will be against the BayStars (if they’re still going by that moniker in April) on Tuesday the 10th through Thursday the 12th.
After that, it looks like there are some games that haven’t been scheduled yet, so I’m going to hold off on posting anything more at this point.