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 […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 22 (August, 2014)

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After the positivity-cast last time, the boys have come down with a bad case of negativity. Dave is descending into madness, Chris has taken to drinking too much shochu, and Kozo’s sold his soul to the devil (a.k.a DeNA). Tune into a short but sweet discussion between the three Tsubamegun writers about August. This episode […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 21 (July, 2014)

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The first half of the season is in the books, and Dave Chris, and Kozo come together to talk about it. Apologies for the sound quality in the last couple of episodes, we were picking up way too much background noise. We finally figured out the cause of the issue and we’re delivering episode #21 […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 20 (May, 2014)

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The first month of the season is in the books, and Dave Chris, and Kozo come together to talk about it. Content overview: Do we owe Hatakeyama an apology? The state of the CL. Injuries and how the team deals with them. Which relievers do you trust the most? The stadium experience. Whatever happened to […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 19 (March, 2014)

Cautious Optimism

The 2014 Pre-Season Extravaganza is here! 2013 Rookie of the Year, Yasuhiro Ogawa, gets us started in less than 72 hours, so join David, Kozo, and Christopher as they share their thoughts and predictions on how the six teams in the Central League are shaping up. Content overview: Why the orange team might be better than […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 18 (February, 2014)

Tateyama is back on the mound.

New season, new hope? After an oddly enjoyable 2013 season in which Ogawa was crowned Rookie of the Year and Balentien demolished the Japan single season home run record, your hosts bring you up to speed on the ups and downs of the off-season. Content overview: Our feelings about Jingu Stadium…it’s complicated. Do you even […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 17 (October, 2013)

Your Tokyo Swallows put together their best month or so of yakyu…but they still finished in last place. In this podcast, the last of the dismal 2013 campaign, David, Kozo, and Christopher attempt to make sense of it all. Included in the volley: Is Jingu Stadium going to get torn down? Who is blameless? How […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 16 (August, 2013)

Things are a little better than last month, but don't get too excited just yet.

This month’s podcast has a fair bit of sunshine in it, especially when compared with the dire nature of last month’s. Topics include: All-Star weekend Tokyo’s two massive rays of light Lastings Milledge likely out for rest of regular season A very young lineup and bullpen Crappy pitching mounds in Japan Noise pollution at Jingu […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 15 (June/July, 2013)

Back to Central League antics...

Dave, Kozo, and Christopher commiserate. Key quote: “I don’t need hope. Stop with the hope.” Other hot topics: How much did May/June suck? The starting rotation Tokyo’s promising infield options Ogawa leads the league Balentien can hit the ball hard How smoking apparently doesn’t affect performance The new, fraudulent baseball Bold predictions As always, we […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 14 (May, 2013)

We need a lot more praying it seems.

The season is nearly two months old, and Dave and Christopher have finally sat down to discuss the ups and downs (but mostly the latter) of the 2013 campaign as it has unfolded thus far. Here’s some of what to expect: A new TSP sponsor to help compensate for the sorry start to the season. […]