Tokyo Swallows Podcast 31 (November, 2015)

David, Chris, and Kozo sit down for the final CL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING PODCAST of 2015 to wrap up the last of the Swallows baseball matters for the year, before entering hibernation for the off-season.


Content Overview

  • The Climax of the CL Climax Series which saw the Swallows climaxing all over Yomiuri.
  • The rather one-sided Japan Series that was, featuring “The Yamada Game”.
  • Matsuda the Softbank clown.
  • The Swallows’ award winning battery and Golden Gloves.
  • The exit of the trooper of troopers, Tony Barnette.
  • Tokyo’s re-vamped conditioning program, the Kyodo article Kozo mentioned can be found here.
  • The Draft: the brief flirtation with Shun Takayama, Manaka’s blunder, and the consolation prize that is Juri Hara.
  • Tokyo’s difficulties developing High School prospects, and a YOSHINORI UPDATE!!
  • Early off-season signings.
  • Players that need to sort their shit out in 2016, *cough* NARUSE *cough*.
  • Hatake and Tanaka’s free agency shenanigans.
  • Yamada heading down the Aoki path.
  • The Swallows upcoming Fan Day.
  • Swallows Championship Tat round-up.

As this site goes mostly dark for the off-season, you can keep up with us on our Twitter, and Facebook accounts.

Thank you all for joining us throughout this momentous year, and we’ll be back in 2016 for what will hopefully be an even better one!





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

  • Hi! Wondering if you’d be interested in doing a guest spot on my Hanshin Tigers podcast this coming preseason… to talk about the Swallows. Hit me up if you’re interested and want details.