Tokyo Swallows Podcast 37 (October, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the final time this year to discuss the last month of the 2016 season and it’s aftermath. Waffled about topics this month include: The end of meaningful baseball. #37 and the world of back-up catchers. The Swallows’ dreary September. The starting pitching regression and subsequent drop to 5th. Clinching beverage […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 36 (September, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo once again assemble like Voltron for their (relatively happy) monthly chat about all things Swallows. Up for discussion this month: Swallows “special” #36 The current state of Swallowsland and the CL as a whole (NOTE: I mentioned the Carp would clinch either in Nagoya, or at Tokyo Dome. I was incorrect, […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 35 (August, 2016)

Summer has brought the heat and sweat to Tokyo and David, Chris, and Kozo get together once more to lament the continued dumpster fire that is the Swallows’ 2016 season. On the docket this month: The less than glamorous number 35. The 3 tiers of CL separation. The perpetual problem of (shitty) starting pitching, featuring […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 34 (July, 2016)

The TS Podcast team got together once more to discuss the world of the Swallows up to the end of the Inter League schedule. We neglected to mention the promising signs of the team’s first week of the resumption of CL hostilities, but that would have only cursed the team going forward. On the agenda […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 33 (May, 2016)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down together once more to discuss the first six weeks of the 2016 Swallows season. Up for discussion this episode: A word to describe the Swallows thus far. The state of the bunched-up CL as things stand. The state of the Swallows: Yamada’s continued superhero status, Coco’s return to everyday […]

TS Podcast After Hours #05 – Crafting a 28-Man Roster

Dan and I got out our inner general manager and tried to come up with a 28-man roster for the Swallows to open the season. The exercise help highlight the team’s overall strengths and weaknesses and the difficulties of getting our favorite players playing time. The Swallows submitted their opening day roster to the league […]

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 […]

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 […]