Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: April 16, 2012

Something for you to read while fielding offers for a more appropriate gig. Swallows of the Week Week 2 Ishikawa was the week one MVP, but he tanked after that. Hopefully the same fate does not await the winner of the week two polling. 31 people voted this time around, and they had five choices: Shingo […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: April 9, 2012

Homepage Layout A couple of very small changes have occurred on the homepage of this fair website. We moved the Central League standings plugin to the footer area and added a Pacific League widget as well. We also started a Swallows of the Week list down in the footer. The winner of week one voting […]

Tokyo Swallows Off-Season Updates: February 1st, 2012

Spring camp started for the top team in Okinawa today. Here’s a list of the players that were invited. The Swallows’ Japanese website has a handy schedule that will give you a light peak into what’s ahead for the team. The top team camp has only four officially-scheduled days off, and camp concludes on February 28th. […]

Josh Whitesell

Bio Josh was born in Durham, North Carolina on April 14, 1982, and played high school baseball in Rialto, California. He later played college ball for Loyola Marymount University and was a top level student-athlete throughout his time as an amateur baseball player. His freshman year, 2001, ended on a sour and painful note when […]

Player News: Tokyo backup INF Araki out with ankle fracture

As if things weren’t already bad enough on the injury front, Tokyo has at least one new headache to deal with. It was reported in the Chunichi Sports online paper that second year infielder, Takahiro Araki, sustained a fractured left ankle during practice. He will miss all future 2011 games. We covered this a bit […]

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 […]

9/17/11 – Yokohama (Home)

September 17th, 2011 Yokohama BayStars 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: WWWWT (Jingu Stadium) Well, it had to end sometime. After nine wins, Tokyo’s winning streak ended at the hands of Yokohama, of course, in a game with a lot of thwarted offense. The scoring: Kinjoh hit a solo home run […]

The Monday Review #14

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 […]

8/14/11 – Hanshin (Home)

August 14th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 7 Hanshin Tigers 8 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: WLLWL (Jingu) This game was a disaster, and then suddenly at the end it became a farce. One thousand yen for a ticket to this very important game. Several thousand yen for drinks. 700 yen for pizza and about 900 […]

8/10/11 – Hiroshima (Away)

August 10th, 2011 Tokyo Swallows 6 Hiroshima Carp 1 Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLLLW (Mazda Stadium) Finally, the Swallows manage to snap their longest losing streak of the season. I’d almost forgotten the word, but Mr. Watkins assures me this is what the English call a “win”. Neither side pitched a particularly impressive game, […]