Tokyo Swallows Podcast 18 (February, 2014)

New season, new hope?

After an oddly enjoyable 2013 season in which Ogawa was crowned Rookie of the Year and Balentien demolished the Japan single season home run record, your hosts bring you up to speed on the ups and downs of the off-season.

Content overview:

Tateyama is back on the mound.

Tateyama is back on the mound.

  • Our feelings about Jingu Stadium…it’s complicated.
  • Do you even remember the 2013 season?
  • New faces.
  • Salary ups and downs.
  • Remembering the team slogans of yesteryear.

We love you for listening.

As always, intro and outro bookends mixed by David Watkins.

Audio bits and bobs thrown together by Christopher Pellegrini.

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