Tokyo Swallows Podcast 23 (October, 2014)

The Swallows’ season is over which means that Dave, Chris, and Kozo are free to enjoy their lives and maybe become KC Royals fans. But before they ran off to enjoy life without 6th place baseball, they got together to review the 2014 season.

Content Overview:

  • The mind boggling team offense and pitching stats.
  • Notable players including player of the year.
  • Dave’s new favorite player.
  • Player cuts.
  • Outgoing coaches.
  • A short Junji Ogawa retrospective.
  • Looking ahead to Manaka.
  • The NPB playoffs.
  • NPB attendance and how Carp fans are not Hanshin fans.
  • Jingu news.
  • Draft mechanics.
  • Our take on Japanese baseball fan mentalities.
  • Norichika Aoki’s going to the World Series! YAY!!!


  • As always, we thank you for listening! Intro and outro bookends mixed by David Watkins.
  • See y’all next year!
Go home Tsubakuro, you're drunk.

Go home Tsubakuro, you’re drunk.

About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.