Tokyo Swallows Podcast 38 (March, 2017)

David, Chris, and Kozo get together for the first time this year to discuss the upcoming season in our annual Season Preview Extravaganzazazaza. Topics this month include:

  • The Swallows’ #38.
  • Pre-season excitement levels.
  • 2016 Japan Series in-depth recap.
  • Swallows vs. Children Exhibition Game.
  • The Tokyo Swallows are now officially the most popular team in Japan AKA the 2016 Swallows Fan Day (featuring bumming).
  • 2016 Central League end of year awards.
  • Swallows coaching changes.
  • 2016 draft (for much more on this listen to our After Hours podcast here).
  • GAIJIN POWER – the Swallows foreign playing corps for this season.
  • Off-season free agency fun and games.
  • $WALLOW$ payday update.
  • Our knowledge-oozing Central League team-by-team preview.
  • Swallows thoughts and overall CL predictions.

In the interest of time and pacing we cut out our usual PL predictions from the main episode but you can download and listen to our RAW unedited expert-tier “thoughts” on the Pacific League as a bonus track from this link.

As always, thank you for listening and here’s to a great 2017 for the world’s finest baseball team!

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