Shinya Miyamoto to Retire

As mentioned in yesterday’s game writeup, Shinya Miyamoto announced his intention to retire after this season. Miyamoto answered questions at a press conference held at the team’s offices this afternoon. A transcript of the press conference has been released by the team and video of the event will eventually be posted on the team’s YouTube […]

10/25/11 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 25th, 2011 Hiroshima Carp  1 Tokyo Swallows  2 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This game very nearly sucked. But in the end, it turned out to be a very satisfactory way to end the regular season. The unimportance of this contest was lost on very few people […]

The Monday Review #16

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

Yuki Tanaka and Munehiro Shida to Retire

As the season winds down, retirement announcements have been made and management has begun making roster decisions for next season. Two Swallows players have announced that they would retire from professional baseball at the conclusion of the season. Both pitcher Yuki Tanaka and outfielder Munehiro Shida have announced their intention to retire. Neither player had […]