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 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 […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 61 (June, 2021)

    16/06/2021 Duração: 01h02min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo came together at the beginning of June to discuss the state of the Swallows one week into Interleague action. The boys remain cautiously optimistic as the Swallows didn’t slump since the last recording and seemed to have bucked the trend of recent years. The usual game of who’s hot and who’s […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 60 (April, 2021)

    30/04/2021 Duração: 56min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo are back to review the first month of Swallows action. After a Tokyo COVID update, the guys go over who’s hot, who’s not, and how are the other CL teams faring after a month of baseball? Also discussed is the state of Jingu in 2021 and whether we’re legacy fans. Recorded: […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 59 (March, 2021)

    25/03/2021 Duração: 01h14min

    Authentic D. Davy, Christo C. Smooth, and Kid Killah Kozo come together at the dawn of the 2021 NPB season to review the latest Swallows news and take a look at the other CL teams. In the tenth annual edition of the Tsubamegun PL predictions, the boys predicted Kracker S. a.k.a. Fatty Pimpz as the […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 58 (February, 2021)

    27/02/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo come together to kick off the 2021 season by reviewing all the news from the end of 2020 until now, including the return of some hot BFSN. (Recorded: February 23, 2021) Amongst the topics covered: New additions LHP Kohei Miyadai RHP Cy Sneed RHP Hiroki Kondo RHP Reiji Kozawa 1B/LF Seiichi […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 57 (November, 2020)

    23/11/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo review the final month of Swallows baseball and get into offseason comings and goings. Kozo supplies the most comprehensive English language Swallows draft analysis available in audio form. Then the boys spend some time talking around the obvious Swallows 2020 MVP. Recorded: November 19, 2020 Players discussed: Departures LHP Ryota Igarashi […]

  • Tokyo Swallows Podcast 56 (October, 2020)

    21/10/2020 Duração: 55min

    Chris, Dave, and Kozo review the last month of baseball and the depths to which the team has sunk. After a cursory discussion of who is performing well, the boys look ahead to potential cuts and retirements. Another update on the Jingu experience now leads to a look at the Jingu experience from the 1980’s. […]