The Tokyo Swallows Podcast



The flagship podcast of Tsubamegun. A monthly discussion on the team and the league with Dave Watkins and Chris Pellegrini.


  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 71 (August, 2022)

    01/09/2022 Duração: 01h17min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo are back to ponder the big questions like… Can Tsubakuro die? Who’s number 71? Who’s the greatest number 17? How good is Murakami? And most importantly, who wears the best uniforms in Japan? All those questions are answered plus the obligatory COVID update, a recap of the Swallows games since the […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 70 (July, 2022)

    28/07/2022 Duração: 52min

    The podcast is now entering coach number territory. Chris, Dave, and Kozo recap the roller coaster that was the Swallows’ post-IL schedule. The ride included some winning, a whole lotta COVID, and a bunch of losing. They also discuss whether 2022 Murakami Beast Mode can come close to 2013 Coco Balentien Beast Mode. Also, get […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 69 (June, 2022)

    20/06/2022 Duração: 01h04min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo try to get into a winning mindset with some wise words from MC Hammer, the Funky Headhunter. They also explore the not so nice history of the number 69 in Swallows history. The boys review the Swallows glorious Interleague run and all the players that contributed to the run. Things get […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 68 (May, 2022)

    16/05/2022 Duração: 57min

    68 is a magic number that Kozo’s been waiting to feature. Join him as he wows Chris and Dave with knowledge of all things players that have worn 68 for the Swallows since 2009. The episode even features an audio cameo from a person that’s worn 68 for the Swallows. The boys also go through […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 67 (March, 2022)

    28/03/2022 Duração: 58min

    While Chris was off enriching lives through alcohol, Dave and Kozo got together on NPB opening night to discuss the Swallows and the CL. While the Swallows were busy getting beaten by the Tigers, the boys discussed the 2022 rules, highlight each of the other CL teams, delivered their 2022 CL predictions, and most importantly […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 66 (February, 2022)

    03/03/2022 Duração: 59min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo kick off year 11 of the Tokyo Swallows Podcast by going through everything that happened in the offseason. The boys discuss who’s coming back, new faces including the long awaited draft recap, who tested positive for corona, and a whole bunch of BFSN. Also find out which Japanese beer has the […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 65 (December, 2021)

    11/12/2021 Duração: 01h29min

    The Tokyo Swallows Podcast will return in 2022. Chris, Dave, and Kozo are proud to present the first ever Tokyo Swallows Podcast: Japan Series Champions edition. The boys take some time off of throwing money at the Swallows merchandising department to reflect back on the road to becoming the Japan Series Champions including the last […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 64 (October, 2021)

    27/10/2021 Duração: 01h06min

    Less than 24 hours after the Swallows clinched their 8th CL pennant Chris, Dave, and Kozo got together to talk about their feelings. They retrace the team’s road to the pennant, compare 2021 to 2015, and look ahead to the CS both on and off the field. Links to things discussed in the episode: Number […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 63 (September, 2021)

    30/09/2021 Duração: 55min

    Chris and Dave deal with the fact that they’ve been recording the podcast for 10 years. Meanwhile, Kozo makes ominous connections between the 2011 season and the ongoing season. All three of them go over the season post-Olympic break and answer the question “are the Swallows going to win the pennant?” Also, Cy Sneed loves […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 62 (July, 2021)

    31/07/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo take a break from their respective summer breaks to reflect back on the first half of the NPB season. They go through the Swallows’ games series by series since the last podcast, run through the other CL teams, and go through the lineup to diagnose what needs to happen in the […]