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 […]

TS Podcast After Hours #03 – Reviewing Past Drafts

Dan and I go through the Swallows’ last seven drafts to review who has been drafted and how it’s turned out for the team. We discuss the roster dynamics at play in Japanese baseball and evaluate each draft class according to its performance and discuss the potential for further performance. Hopefully this walk through memory […]

2015 Swallows’ Draft Recap

We usually post this recap shortly after the draft but this year the calendar year has already changed and all our draftees are already in spring camp giving me a bit more insight into how the team views its latest picks. But the 2015 draft was memorable not just for the players the team took […]

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 […]