Tokyo Swallows Podcast 38 (March, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the first time this year to discuss the upcoming season in our annual Season Preview Extravaganzazazaza. Topics this month include: The Swallows’ #38. Pre-season excitement levels. 2016 Japan Series in-depth recap. Swallows vs. Children Exhibition Game. The Tokyo Swallows are now officially the most popular team in Japan […]

A Taste of Spring Training

**Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mac. A long-time friend of the Tsubamegun, Mac is the founder of Maction Planet, a bespoke travel and unique apparel provider in Tokyo. Check out their baseball tours here.** The less said about today’s 7-0 defeat by Rakuten the better, but there were a couple of interesting things […]

April 23rd, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

April 23rd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite a meltdown from starter Ohlendorf, the Swallows almost swept Hiroshima at home. But then they didn’t. Ross Ohlendorf, on his fourth outing as starter, was looking for his first win, but it was clear from the outset […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 38 (March, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the first time this year to discuss the upcoming season in our annual Season Preview Extravaganzazazaza. Topics this month include: The Swallows’ #38. Pre-season excitement levels. 2016 Japan Series in-depth recap. Swallows vs. Children Exhibition Game. The Tokyo Swallows are now officially the most popular team in Japan […]

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April 23rd, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

April 23rd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 7 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Despite a meltdown from starter Ohlendorf, the Swallows almost swept Hiroshima at home. But then they didn’t. Ross Ohlendorf, on his fourth outing as starter, was looking for his first win, but it was clear from the outset […]

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A Taste of Spring Training

**Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mac. A long-time friend of the Tsubamegun, Mac is the founder of Maction Planet, a bespoke travel and unique apparel provider in Tokyo. Check out their baseball tours here.** The less said about today’s 7-0 defeat by Rakuten the better, but there were a couple of interesting things […]

Swallows sign OF Jae-Hoon Ha

The Swallows held a press conference today to formally announce the signing of 25 year-old Korean outfielder Jae-Hoon Ha. The team assigned Ha number 00, last worn by Keizo Kawashima, and it appears the team will refer to him by his given name Jae-Hoon. Ha was signed from the independent Shikoku Island League plus’ Tokushima […]

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 […]

The Action Figure You Never Knew You Wanted Is Coming…

The Swallows and Bandai’s S.h. Figuarts announced the details of the upcoming Tsubakuro action figure. Bandai and the Swallows will begin taking orders on February 28 at 9:06 (Get it? 2896?). The actual figure will ship in late August. The 6,480 yen figure will let you model Tsubakuro in any number of ways to truly […]

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