Archives for October 2010

2010 NPB Draft Preview: Players to Watch

Part 2 of our 2010 Draft series will examine some of the prospects that may be of interest to Swallows’ fans. Before I begin describing some of the players of interest in this year’s draft, I should note that I have not seen any of these players myself. I do not follow high school, university, […]

2010 NPB Draft Preview: How Does the NPB Draft Work?

With the 2010 NPB Draft fast approaching, Tsubamegun will be presenting a number of articles filling you in on how the draft works and which players the Swallows may be eying. Part 1 of this series will explain the mechanics of the NPB draft. The 2010 NPB draft will be held on October 28 at […]

Eve of Climax Series Stage One

The Yomiuri Giants are about to take on the Hanshin Tigers in the first stage of theCentral League Climax Series, and it will hopefully be one for the ages. While it still burns a bit that the birds couldn’t get over that last hurdle, it will be enjoyable to watch a Climax Series involving three […]

10/10/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 10, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLWWL (Jingu Stadium) This is the way the season ends Not with a bang but a whimper. With apologies to to T.S. Eliot, that’s the way things went. While Chiba notched their second close win over Saitama to advance […]

Johnny Knoxville in a Swallows Fan Uniform

*Interested in buying a button-down version of this Swallows shirt? Get it in the SHOP.  Not really news or anything, but it’s interesting to see who else around the world ‘gets’ the double meaning within the team name. This time around, it’s Johnny Knoxville showing some love both to the team and his baby boy, Rocco. With […]

10/9/10 – Hiroshima (Home) [Rained out]

October 9, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows Hiroshima Toyo Carp Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WWLWW (Jingu Stadium) Rained out – make up tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

10/8/10 – Yomiuri (Away)

October 8th, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Yomiuri Giants 4 Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WWLWW (Tokyo Dome) Tokyo wins! Not that it matters at this point, but there’s still pride at stake anytime our men venture into Mordor . From the Shire: Aoki We like the way you wear your socks, Kawamoto. Kawabata Hatakeyama […]

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 […]

10/6/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 6th, 2010 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tateyama started his third game in a row against the Carp. He managed to keep the Hiroshima bats at bay and gave another stellar performance. The starting lineup: Fukuchi LF Tanaka 2B Hatakeyama 3B D’Antona […]

10/5/10 – Hanshin (Home)

October 5th, 2010 Hanshin Tigers 17 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: WLWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Oh dear. Let’s keep this short shall we? Okay, it’s a deal. Aoki (CF) Fukuchi (LF) Hatakeyama (3B) D’Antona (1B) Ihara (RF) Tanaka (2B) Morioka (SS) Fukukawa (C) Nakazawa (P) With Hanshin still chasing 2nd […]