Tokyo Swallows Podcast 28 (July, 2015)

Dave and Kozo said some stuff in a very hot room in Tokyo about baseball. Specifically about reasons to be cheerful for Swallows fans as we enter the hot and sweaty summer months.

Content Overview

  • No.28, back-up catchers, and where the hell is Chris?
  • The weird and wonderful state of the CL part 1.
  • Hatake, Hara, and the truffle shuffle.
  • All-Star indifference.
  • The current hot state of the Swallows.
  • The return of the one and only Lord Almighty Shohei Tateyama.
  • Superhuman Tetsuto Yamada.
  • First half attendance levels across the CL.
  • The Swallows starting rotation going forward, along with first half grades for each starter.
  • The sparkling members of the Tokyo bullpen.
  • Under the radar Kawabata.
  • Hiyane and the batting lineup.
  • The Ohbiki renaissance.
  • Dening progress.
  • 11-run inning hotness.
  • The weird and wonderful state of the CL part 2.

As always, thank you for listening!

Tony and Miura take a selfie at the All Star game?

Tony and Miura take a selfie at the All Star game?

About David Watkins

David is a baseball bothering Brummie who spends a fair portion of his life fretting over the Tokyo Swallows and the WORLD'S GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAM, Aston Villa. He completes the quartet of abusive sporting relationships by being a die hard New York Knicks and Mets fan. You can find him on twitter: @yakulto

  • Kozo

    No amount of filtering was able to take out the heavy breathing sounds from the two of us.

  • LTM

    Love the podcast and the game summaries.
    I don’t know if you take requests, but could you include an update on some of the injured players in the August episode or maybe do a quick news post?
    Balentien: The prognosis was that he would be back in mid-August. Is he going to be back for the stretch run?
    Milledge: He came back and took his old place in left field, had that collision with Yuhei, and has been out for 10 weeks. What gives?
    Yoshinori: There was talk that he might see innings this year. Is that pushed until next year?