About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 23 (October, 2014)

Go home Tsubakuro, you're drunk.

The Swallows’ season is over which means that Dave, Chris, and Kozo are free to enjoy their lives and maybe become KC Royals fans. But before they ran off to enjoy life without 6th place baseball™, they got together to review the 2014 season. Content Overview: The mind boggling team offense and pitching stats. Notable […]

Monday Bullets #22 (Wrap-up Edition)

Shortstop Hatakeyama incoming for 2015???

Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. Due to a couple of Monday games and overall busyness this column took a bit of a break. But the end of season is always filled with […]

Oct 2nd 2014, vs. Yomiuri

The highlight of the night. (Pre-game.)

October 2nd, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 9 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLLWL The Swallows’ faithful did not get their wish and fell to the hands of the Giants in a game that was never in doubt. Yagi wasn’t able to get his redemption game, and the Swallows ended their season with […]

Oct 1st 2014, vs. Yomiuri

Sugiura pitched 7 strong inning for his second career win.

October 1st, 2014 Yomiuri Giants 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LWLLW The Swallows eked out a victory over the Giants in their penultimate matchup for the 2014 season. Sugiura got a strong start against the Giants 1.5-gun squad and gave the Swallows’ faithful something to hope for next season. While […]

Sept 24th 2014, vs Hiroshima

Sugiura shows off a ball from his first win, and Nishida shows off his first home run ball.

September 24th, 2014 Hiroshima Carp 3 Tokyo Swallows 12 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Neither rain nor a shaky start could stop Sugiura from earning his first pro win. It was a night full of firsts as the Swallows downed the Carp handily at Jingu. The start of the game was […]

Monday Bullets #21 (The Farewell Edition)

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Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. Due to a Monday game last week, its been two weeks since the last edition of the Bullets. This edition bids farewell to two people, and looks […]

Sept 15th 2014, vs Hanshin

Chris Narveson can't catch a break.

September 15th, 2014 Hanshin Tigers 5 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1  Last 5: WLWDL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Another day, another wasted Chris Narveson start. JIngu Stadium was packed because of the National holiday and for “Balentien Memorial Day” which marked the one year anniversary of Balentien breaking the NPB single season home run record. […]

Sept 13th 2014, @ Chunichi

Yuhei wins the game on a single swing.

September 13th, 2014  Tokyo Swallows 2 Chunichi Dragons 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLWLW (Nagoya Dome) Ishiyama pitched the Swallows’ sixth quality start in a row. Unfortunately Ishiyama, like many of the starters before him, wasn’t able to get the win. Fortunately the team was able to pull a last minute comeback to come […]

Sept 11th 2014, @ Yokohama

A fine team effort.

September 11th, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Yokohama BayStars 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWLLW (Yokohama Stadium) The Swallows finally got to face the BayStars bullpen and they squeaked out a dramatic late inning victory to salvage their trip to Yokohama. Although the Swallows offense still couldn’t get anything going in the first inning. The […]

Monday Bullets #20 (Looking Ahead Edition)

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Monday Bullets is a feature in which Tsubamegun writers (mostly Kozo) gather random news, thoughts, images, movies, etc. during the week and publish them for off day consumption. True to the original concept of this feature this week’s bullets are truly a random assortment of news. As Dave noted in his game write up on […]