**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 worth mentioning about the fan experience today. First of all, fan club members who wore this year’s Swallows Crew shirt were able to pick up a patch celebrating the 5th year of the existence of the crew.
The talk Show proper began with Manaka discussing Akiyoshi at the WBC and whether he’ll be closing this year, amongst other topics. They also discussed this year’s slogan “Me wo Samase,” and what it means to the team in the light of last year’s performance.
Ishikawa wrapped things up by saying that the wanted to recreate the championship glories of 2015 and perform the traditional beer spraying celebration again.