Changes at Jingu Stadium

Happy New Years, Tokyo Swallows fans!  Your Tokyo pitchers and position players are hard at work preparing for spring camp which starts way sooner than any of them would like it to. Surviving a full season of pro ball takes an enormous amount of prep beforehand, and be sure to check Yakyu Baka for all […]

7/30/11 – Yomiuri (Home)

July 30th, 2011 Yomiuri Giants 2 Tokyo Swallows 2 Streak: Tied 1  Last 5: LWLWD (Meiji Jingu Stadium) After gritty pitching win last night, the Swallows looked to take the series win against the Giants at Jingu.  With Miyamoto taking a rest day the Swallows start Keizo at short and move Kawabata to third. Furthermore, […]

8/26/10 – Yokohama (Home)

August 26th, 2010 Yokohama BayStars 9 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3 Streak: Lost 1    Last 5: LWWWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Damned BayStars. OK, OK, I’ll admit the they’ve-got-our-number thing is a bit exaggerated, but damn them anyway. Our Boys in the (rather nice) ‘Hood: Aoki Tanaka Takeuchi Whitesell Yuichi Miyamoto Kawabata Kawamoto Yoshinori The Basket-case […]

A New Jingu for a New Season

Now that preseason play has begun, you’re probably either spending your afternoons at Jingu or you’re wondering how the squad is shaping up. Newcomer Takahiro Araki, 23, has been the regular at short and looks pretty good in the field, although he seems to be swinging for the fences a bit much; Eulogio de la […]

2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows Schedule

NPB has released the 2009 schedules for all of its teams, as most readers of this site probably know. What that means for us here at the Tsubamegun is that our “Game Results” page will be changed to show 2009 (makes sense, right?), but we’ll hold off on that until after the New Year. We’ve […]

"Yes We Steal" t-shirt

This is one of the many new t-shirts on sale at Jingu Stadium by the good people at GRAND SLAM Sports Enterprises. It’s their new “Yes We Steal” shirt in commemoration of the team’s affinity for swiping extra bases. As of yesterday’s game, Tokyo had 116 steals! That easily bests Seibu’s 93, and second place […]

T-shirts at Jingu Stadium

Update: October 9th, 2011 – More than three years later, these guys are still going strong! They’re still located in the same place near the fan club ticket window, and they have increased the variety of products that they have available. Their selection is often superior to what is available once you have entered the […]