TS Podcast After Hours #06 – Reviewing the 2016 Draft Picks

After a super long hiatus Dan and I return with a pick-by-pick review of our 2016 draft picks. This episode was actually recorded in late November but work, video games, wrestling, and other distractions got in the way so I only got around to editing the episode this week. The information is still relevant and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]