TS Podcast After Hours #02 – Cheering

After a slight delay due to technical difficulties I’m pleased to announce the second episode of the TS Podcast After Hours. In this episode Dan and I discuss and explain cheering in Japan. We go through major concepts found in Japanese cheering and explain how they apply specifically to the Swallows. Hopefully this episode will […]

TS Podcast After Hours #01 – The Pilot

I am happy to announce a spinoff series of the Tokyo Swallows Podcast, which I’m calling the TS Podcast After Hours. The main podcast with Dave and Chris isn’t going anywhere, but I’ve started this spinoff to cover topics that aren’t necessarily suited to the monthly roundup format of the main podcast. One of the […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 31 (November, 2015)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down for the final CL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING PODCAST of 2015 to wrap up the last of the Swallows baseball matters for the year, before entering hibernation for the off-season. Content Overview The Climax of the CL Climax Series which saw the Swallows climaxing all over Yomiuri. The rather one-sided Japan […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 30 (October, 2015)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down to discuss the wonder of the Swallows Central League Championship, as well as casting an eye to the immediate future that is a Climax Series date with that stinky team from along the Sobu Line. Content Overview The Swallows are Champions! The Swallows are Champions! The Swallows are Champions! The Swallows are […]

Oct 2nd 2015, vs Hanshin – CHAMPIONS

October 2nd, 2015 Hanshin Tigers 1 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak:  Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) 1978. 1992. 1993. 1995. 1997. 2001. Now you can add 2015 to that list of oh-so-special years as your Tokyo Yakult Swallows are Central League Champions for the 7th time in their illustrious history. Let me just write that […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 29 (September, 2015)

David, Kozo, and the returning Lord Christopher of Pellegrini are back in the western Tokyo suburbs (complete with background train noises) to discuss the ongoing excitement that is the Tokyo Swallows 2015 season (recorded on the afternoon of the 5th of September).   Content Overview Chris offers his sincere apologies for his extended absence. The […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 28 (July, 2015)

Dave and Kozo said some stuff in a very hot room in Tokyo about baseball. Specifically about reasons to be cheerful for Swallows fans as we enter the hot and sweaty summer months. Content Overview No.28, back-up catchers, and where the hell is Chris? The weird and wonderful state of the CL part 1. Hatake, […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 27 (June, 2015)

Dave and Kozo powered through a podcast in central Tokyo as Chris did some humanitarian work in Tohoku. Content Overview Swallows recap since the last podcast. Historical Swallows losing streaks. The Mitch Dening signing. Positive streaks. Interleague. Post-Interleague CL team-by-team analysis. Notable Swallows players. Swallows that need to pick it up. All-Star voting. Tsubakuro. Upcoming […]

Swallows agree to terms with Mitch Dening

The Swallows announced they have agreed to terms with 26 year old Australian outfielder Mitch Dening. Dening has spent the last two years playing for the Niigata Albirex of the independent BC League. Dening is a former Red Sox prospect who never made it past AA. Dening also played for the Australian national team in […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 26 (April, 2015)

Dave, Chris, and Kozo reviewed the first month of the season. This podcast was recorded just prior to the Swallows’ April 25th game against the Giants. It seems some line noise got into the recording but hopefully it’s not too distracting. Apologies from the producer. Content Overview: Status check of the last promises/bets made during […]