Tokyo Swallows Podcast 39 (May, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo re-unite for a bit of a downer-cast as they cast a bleak eye over the bizarro first month and change of the new season. NOTE: This podcast was recorded way back on May 6, 2017, but life and stuff got in the way of posting it until now. Since then a […]

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 […]

June 27th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Yamagata)

June 27th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Yamagata. Far, but not far enough to escape the mediocrity.) Yoshinori is still around. He lost. The Scoring: Bottom of the second, one out. Ohbiki made a meal of an outside fastabll on a 2-1 count. 1-0 Tokyo. Top of […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 39 (May, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo re-unite for a bit of a downer-cast as they cast a bleak eye over the bizarro first month and change of the new season. NOTE: This podcast was recorded way back on May 6, 2017, but life and stuff got in the way of posting it until now. Since then a […]

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June 27th 2017, vs. Yomiuri (Home – Yamagata)

June 27th, 2017 Yomiuri Giants 4 Tokyo Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 3    Last 5: LWLLL (Yamagata. Far, but not far enough to escape the mediocrity.) Yoshinori is still around. He lost. The Scoring: Bottom of the second, one out. Ohbiki made a meal of an outside fastabll on a 2-1 count. 1-0 Tokyo. Top of […]

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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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