Review of 2008 Japanese Baseball Season

Trans-Pacific Radio just published a 2008 Saitama Seibu Lions
podcast which reviews the 2008 baseball
season all the way through the Japan Series which was eventually won by the Saitama Seibu Lions.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini

  • flick

    This was great stuff.
    Looking back, the Pacific League last year was really exciting. I don’t think any of the so-called “experts” predicted Seibu and Orix finishing first and second, actually I don’t think very many people saw them even to be A-class teams. This year should be exciting as well. Lots of drama involved. Bobby’s last year, Nomura’s last contract season, Iguchi coming back, the Rose-Cabrera-Fernandez-LaRoca connection, the defending champs without coach Dave Okubo, Oishi’s first real year as manager…. and of course all the awesome young pitchers in the league, and how the WBC will affect them…
    On the other hand the C-League was the same old same old with the Giant, Tigers, and Dragons, making it to the post-season. Hopefully Yakult can mix things up a bit this year.

  • Flick,
    We had a good time recording that one and we’re looking forward to getting the “2009 Preview” up before the end of this month.

    Thanks for listening!
    Christopher