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.

Sept 18th, 2017 @ Yokohama

September 18th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 2 Yokohama Baystars 4 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LWLWL (Yokohama Stadium) Once again, the Swallows failed to win two in a row and wasted a decent start from David Buchanan. After their dramatic championship-delaying come-from-behind victory in Hiroshima, the Swallows were looking to ride the momentum to their first […]

Sept 17th, 2017 @ Hiroshima [Cancelled]

September 17th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows Hiroshima Carp Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Mazda Stadium) As predicted the typhoon hit Hiroshima bringing strong winds and rain to the city. The game was cancelled early in the day. The Swallows will travel to Yokohama to face the BayStars tomorrow, while the Carp will attempt to clinch […]

Sept 16th, 2017 @ Hiroshima

September 16th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 5 Hiroshima Carp 4 Streak: Won 1 Last 5: LLWLW (Mazda Stadium) With the city of Hiroshima poised for an easy win and a pennant, the Swallows managed to play spoiler. I made a decision in March lead me to actually be in attendance for this game. The Carp sell […]

Sept 8th 2017, @ Yomiuri

September 8th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 1 Yomiuri Giants 4 (Tokyo Stain Dome) Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: LLLWL Coming into the game everything about tonight’s game screamed Giants blowout. Sawamura-candidate Sugano, who had only allowed a single run in three games against the Swallows this year, was set to start against fourth year southpaw Iwahashi […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 41 (September, 2017)

Dave, Chris, and Kozo come off of their summer vacations to discuss the state of the Swallows. Topics covered include: Dave confuses the boys about the lineage of number 41 CL standing overview How bad is this season historically? Manaka and the manager situation Kawabata injury update Coco and his future with the team Memorable […]

Sept 3rd, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

September 3rd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 9 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 7 Last 7: LLLLLLL (Tokyo Mazda Stadium feat. DJ Patrick and Dance Teams Sparkles & Passion) Unlike the previous two games, the Swallows’ seventh straight loss wasn’t even close. The only redeeming feature of the evening was knowing that the Jingu stands would not […]

Sept 2nd, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

September 2nd, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 3 Tokyo Swallows 1 Streak: Lost 6 Last 6: LLLLLL (Meiji Jingu Mazda (!?) Stadium) The Swallows played host to a sold out crowd of mostly Carp fans at Jingu tonight as they dropped their sixth straight game. Swallows fans were hoping Ogawa would step up as the team’s ace […]

Sept 1st, 2017 vs. Hiroshima

September 1st, 2017 Hiroshima Carp 3 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Lost 5 Last 5: LLLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Carp were looking to kick off September with a win as they had lost their last two in August to post their first losing month (12-13-2) in 2017. The Swallows (August record 7-19) however, were more […]

Aug 25th 2017, vs. Yokohama

August 25th, 2017 Yokohama BayStars 8 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Lost 3 Last 5: LWLLL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) The Swallows dropped their opener against the BayStars after Buchanan had a bad inning and the Swallows offense ran out of time. I was away in the mountains of Oita away from civilization and a decent cell […]

August 4th 2017, @ Hanshin

August 4th, 2017 Tokyo Swallows 0 Hanshin Tigers 3 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: LLLWL (Kyocera Dome) The Swallows hoped to take the momentum from last night’s win and keep it going in Osaka. Unfortunately, Randy Messenger pitched a solid game and the Swallows bats couldn’t bring their Jingu magic to Kyocera Dome. David […]