Tokyo Swallows Podcast 26 (April, 2015)

Dave, Chris, and Kozo reviewed the first month of the season. This podcast was recorded just prior to the Swallows’ April 25th game against the Giants.

It seems some line noise got into the recording but hopefully it’s not too distracting. Apologies from the producer.

Content Overview:

  • Status check of the last promises/bets made during the last podcast.
  • Team-by-team CL status check and predictions.
  • Chris makes sweeping generalizations about outfielders. (Christopher Pellegrini’s views are his own.)
  • How do you solve a problem like Ohbiki?
Tanaka Hiroyasu Stadium

Tanaka Hiroyasu Stadium

  • Swallows pitcher’s review.
  • The Swallows new found cohesion.
The team's new found cohesion illustrated.

The team’s new found cohesion illustrated.

  • The NPB time saving measures.
  • An unpaid sponsor shout out to Hot Love tea.
  • Yoshinori update.
  • Coco update.
  • A Swallows clean up hitter quiz!
  • The announced Jingu re-building plans.
  • The NPB fan satisfaction survey. Raw data in Japanese.
  • How to watch NPB baseball legally on the internet.
  • The Swallows’ farm streams. (Infield stream and outfield stream.)

Intro and outro bookends mixed by David Watkins.

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.