Archives for March 2016

Mar 31st 2016, vs. Hanshin

March 31st, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Drew 1     Last 5: LLLWD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Kyle Davies, a former MLB starter who spent the majority of his career with Atlanta and Kansas City (listen to a little more about him in this After Hours podcast), made the first start of […]

Mar 30th 2016, vs. Hanshin

March 30th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 4 Tokyo Swallows 8 Streak: Won 1     Last 5: LLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Well, it took five attempts, but the Swallows finally registered their first win of the 2016 campaign, dispatching the underling Tigers in a manner fitting of their reigning Champions status. And it took a true team […]

Mar 29th 2016, vs. Hanshin

March 29th, 2016 Hanshin Tigers 6 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 4 Last 4: LLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows continued their dismal start to the season and staked their claim as the only winless team in Japanese professional baseball. The Scoring: Second inning: With the bases loaded and one out, Umeno singled to right […]

Mar 27th 2016, @ Yomiuri

March 27th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yomiuri Giants 3 Last 5: (WL) LLL  Streak: Lost 3 (Big Rotten Egg) A lackluster inning from Akiyoshi allowed our orange hosts to squeak by, sweeping the Birds to start the 2016 campaign. The Scoring: Bottom of the third, two outs. Sakamoto doubled to left. Hara then walked Garrett […]

Mar 26th 2016, @ Yomiuri

March 26th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 5 Yomiuri Giants  10 Last 5: (LWL) LL  Streak: Lost 2 (Tokyo Stain Dome) The Swallows played hardcore sixth-place baseball™ for six innings before finally remembering that they were CL champions. Ultimately the revelation came too late as the team gifted Takahashi Yoshinobjob his first series win as a manager. The […]

Mar 25th 2016, @ Yomiuri – REGULAR SEASON OPENER

March 25th, 2016 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 3 Streak: Lost 1 (Tokyo Stain Dome) The defending CL champion Swallows got off to a spluttering start, as they fell to new manager Takahashi Yoshinobjob and his band of orange goons in the season opener across town. Ogawa got the opening day start for the birds […]

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 […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 32 (March, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo return for the opening Tokyo Swallows Podcast of the reigning champions’ 2016 season, delivering their world famous Season Preview Extravaganzazazazaza. Listen in and you will hear: Off-season Swallows news roundup: 2015 Fan Day, new uniforms, final post-season awards, YOSHINORI UPDATE, Swallows new faces, Coco hopes and dreams, Valentine BFSN, who’s getting paid. […]

TS Podcast After Hours #04 – Stadiums

A few years ago we caused a minor kerfuffle when we suggested on a podcast that Jingu should be torn down. Dave and Chris followed up a bit on the next podcast and elucidated some of Jingu Stadium’s issues. Fast forward two years and Dan and I try to suss out the qualities we’d want […]