Tokyo Swallows Podcast 18 (February, 2014)

New season, new hope? After an oddly enjoyable 2013 season in which Ogawa was crowned Rookie of the Year and Balentien demolished the Japan single season home run record, your hosts bring you up to speed on the ups and downs of the off-season. Content overview: Our feelings about Jingu Stadium…it’s complicated. Do you even […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 17 (October, 2013)

Your Tokyo Swallows put together their best month or so of yakyu…but they still finished in last place. In this podcast, the last of the dismal 2013 campaign, David, Kozo, and Christopher attempt to make sense of it all. Included in the volley: Is Jingu Stadium going to get torn down? Who is blameless? How […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 16 (August, 2013)

This month’s podcast has a fair bit of sunshine in it, especially when compared with the dire nature of last month’s. Topics include: All-Star weekend Tokyo’s two massive rays of light Lastings Milledge likely out for rest of regular season A very young lineup and bullpen Crappy pitching mounds in Japan Noise pollution at Jingu […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 15 (June/July, 2013)

Dave, Kozo, and Christopher commiserate. Key quote: “I don’t need hope. Stop with the hope.” Other hot topics: How much did May/June suck? The starting rotation Tokyo’s promising infield options Ogawa leads the league Balentien can hit the ball hard How smoking apparently doesn’t affect performance The new, fraudulent baseball Bold predictions As always, we […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 14 (May, 2013)

The season is nearly two months old, and Dave and Christopher have finally sat down to discuss the ups and downs (but mostly the latter) of the 2013 campaign as it has unfolded thus far. Here’s some of what to expect: A new TSP sponsor to help compensate for the sorry start to the season. […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 11 (September, 2012)

As predicted at the beginning of the season, your Tokyo Swallows have made it to the postseason, and Dave and Christopher talk a bit about what lies ahead in this most recent edition of the TS Podcast (recorded prior to yesterday’s loss). So instead of looking forward to the next game report (tonight’s game was […]

Tokyo Swallows Podcast 06 (January, 2012)

A lot has happened since we last offered up our insights on what’s happening with your Tokyo Swallows. Some of the major goings-on include: Norichika Aoki has joined the Milwaukee Brewers Lastings Milledge was snagged as a free agent before signing with another major league club Orlando Roman was lured away from the Brother Elephants […]

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 […]