Tokyo Swallows Podcast 29 (September, 2015)

David, Kozo, and the returning Lord Christopher of Pellegrini are back in the western Tokyo suburbs (complete with background train noises) to discuss the ongoing excitement that is the Tokyo Swallows 2015 season (recorded on the afternoon of the 5th of September).

Rainy Hatake


Content Overview

  • Chris offers his sincere apologies for his extended absence.
  • The current state of the CL.
  • July CL MVPswallows.
  • The ongoing statistical freight train that is Testuto Yamada.
  • The wing men: Kawabata and Hatake
  • The Milledge for Dening switch and the imminent return of Coco Balentien.
  • Ogawa’s second half return to his more normal self.
  • The human cyborg Tony Barnette (apologies for possibly cursing him).
  • The latest in Swallows high-fashion merchandise.
  • Yamanaka’s remarkable streak and subsequent injury.
  • The starting rotation going into the crunch end of the season.
  • The Swallows post-2000 best 9.
  • Final cast-iron predictions for where the CL cards will ultimately fall.

As always, thank you for listening!

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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

  • Ryo Uchida

    Great stuff!
    I agree that Aikawa being the best Swallows catcher of the 21st century is quite debatable, but you can’t argue that he is the best Swallows rapper.
    I have to admit, I miss that song.

  • Eddie Hullsiek

    Quick question how early do you have to buy climax series tickets?

    • Kozo

      Details for CS tickets haven’t come out yet. I anticipate that details will come out before the end of the month. Usually they arrange a draw for tickets. Because the CL is so close this year, teams may pre-sell tickets before the standings are decided.