10/25/11 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 25th, 2011 Hiroshima Carp  1 Tokyo Swallows  2 Streak: Won 1       Last 5: LWWLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) This game very nearly sucked. But in the end, it turned out to be a very satisfactory way to end the regular season. The unimportance of this contest was lost on very few people […]

Monday Review #17

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 03 (September, 2011)

Hosts David Watkins and Christopher Pellegrini summarize the ups and downs of September and preview what is to come in the tight Central League pennant race between the Tokyo Swallows and the Chunichi Dragons. Episode three was recorded just a few hours prior to last night’s game against the Hiroshima Carp. Dave and Christopher also […]

The Monday Review #16

Welcome to the Monday Review, in which we’ll look back at the week that was and look ahead to the week that will be. We hope a recurring weekly review column will help readers identify some trends that can’t be covered in a single game report. We’re still trying to work out the format, so […]

Spring Training News: Ishii Out, Nakazawa Impresses

Our beloved Hirotoshi Ishii, who many hope will experience a resurgence this season, hit a major stumbling block when he cut the hell out of the big toe on his right foot while working out in the pool. As Dave recently noted, Ishii has been out of action for several years and will hopefully be […]

Show me the Money!! – 2010 Edition (Part 3)

After looking at  the big earners in part one, and the upwardly mobile in part two, in this final part of our annual monetary review, we’ll be looking at those whose salary will be a little more petite this coming season. The Losers Ryo Kawashima – The first of quite a number of pitchers who will see their salary fall this […]