Tokyo Swallows Podcast 07 (March, 2012)

T-minus just a bit over a week til liftoff.

We’re back with fresh intro/outro bookend music (care of Dave’s handiwork) and our prognostications about the 2012 NPB season!

With less than two weeks to go until opening day (Friday March 30th, 6PM, Tokyo Dome), we run through where we think the 12 NPB teams will finish the season with extra-special emphasis placed on your beloved Tokyo birds.

Key points:

  • How much better will Yokohama be this year?
  • What does Tokyo’s opening day roster look like?
  • Can Yomiuri be stopped?
  • Will Fukuoka and Chunichi repeat?

And you’ll never believe who we picked to win the Pacific League.


Errata: At one point Christopher might have mentioned Schafer, but he actually meant Hart. 


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

  • This really got me pumped for the season. Thanks!
    It seems Ogawa is thinking of keeping Masubuchi in the pen at the start of the season.
    That is great news! That’s where he belongs, and that’s where he will excel.
    Also, great strategy in bringing in the lefties for the season-opener against the Giants.
    Can’t wait!

    • You’re quite welcome Ryo!

      I think we’re all getting rather exciting here at Tsubamegun for the new season.

      Bring it on!

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  • Brazzo70

    Brilliant podcast lads. Roll on Friday

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  • Okawari Phil

    Haru-time Gentlemen.


    season’s here and I’ve just caught up on your January and March podcasts.


    the new look (to me at least) website.


    up the good work…




    Are Rakuten back home in the Miyagi Stadium or are they still fixing it

    • Thank you


      New podcast
      recorded and up very soon.

      They’re back in the “Kleenex Stadium Miyagi” (what a name). Have been since the end of April last season.

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