Tokyo Swallows Podcast 09 (June, 2012)

The interleague portion of the season is nearly over, thank Furuta, and we can now get on with the season against five enemies that are essentially known

Look at Lastings.


And even though David and Christopher were violently wrong in their nonchalant prognostications a month ago, they forge ahead in the current podcast like nothing ever happened.

Well, not really. There’s plenty of pissing and moaning this time around.

But they eventually get around to a bit of deliberation on the remaining month of yakyu before the All-Star break sets in, and the diverse array of topics that they discuss includes:

  • How much did interleague suck?
  • Who was to blame?
  • Who was blameless?
  • Resumption of Central League hostilities
  • Top 5 and worst 5 aspects of Japanese baseball


As always, thank you for listening.

Errata: Christopher mentions Shibuya station early on in the conversation, but we’re pretty sure he meant to say Shinjuku.

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

  • EtsukoKoiso

    Thanks for the mention.  Such an honor!

    • I remembered the shout-out, but forgot the “speak more slowly” bit……….sorry!

      • EtsukoKoiso

        Never mind.  I’m enjoying listening to you guys again! : )

  • Thanks guys for the shout-out.
    Now I have a legitimate excuse to tell my wife, for abandoning the family on a Saturday night… instead of just, “ahhh, I’m meeting people I met on the internet…”
    I will make sure to drop in again, next time I’m at the ball park.

  • Kozo

    Just to be clear, I advocate ties being treated as half wins in the calculation of winning percentage instead of as non-games. So a 30-20-10 team like the Dragons would be credited with a .583 winning percentage rather than a .600 winning percentage. Since everything would ultimately get calculated with the same denominator, it’s also much easier to do an eyeball calculation on differences between teams.

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