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Weekly chats between sports reporters John E. Gibson and Jim Allen with other guests on occasion.

Japan Baseball Weekly John E. Gibson and Jim Allen

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Weekly chats between sports reporters John E. Gibson and Jim Allen with other guests on occasion.

    Vol. 10.41: Matt Moore of SoftBank, Japan Series Games 1 and 2, Free Agents, Miura, Notes, HighHeat

    Vol. 10.41: Matt Moore of SoftBank, Japan Series Games 1 and 2, Free Agents, Miura, Notes, HighHeat

    SoftBank Hawks left-hander Matt Moore is the guest, we look at the first two games of the Japan Series, highlight some of the free agents and their decisions, discuss Daisuke Miura officially taking over as manager of the DeNA BayStars, touch on a few of our favorite individual titles and handle some fantastic HighHeat.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Vol. 10.40: Alonzo Powell, Hawks Win PLCS, Title Path for Giants, October Stars, Sakamoto And Notes

    Vol. 10.40: Alonzo Powell, Hawks Win PLCS, Title Path for Giants, October Stars, Sakamoto And Notes

    Chunichi Dragons hitting coach Alonzo Powell is the guest, we talk about the SoftBank Hawks winning the Pacific League Climax Series in a sweep, try to map out a possible path for the Yomiuri Giants to topple the Hawks in the Japan Series, touch on Hayato Sakamoto reaching 2K hits and mention a number of other notes.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Vol. 10.39: Zach Neal, Lions, Dragons, Top Rookies, Sakamoto 2K, Notes, HighHeat

    Vol. 10.39: Zach Neal, Lions, Dragons, Top Rookies, Sakamoto 2K, Notes, HighHeat

    Zach Neal of Seibu is the guest, we talk about the Lions, the Pacific League playoff race, the Dragons finish in the top three in the Central League, the ROYs in each league, Hayato Sakamoto reaching 2,000 hits, some notes and some HighHeat.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Vol. 10.38: Balentien, Hawks And Giants Win League Titles, Mini Trax, Draft, Hanshin, Exodus, HighHeat

    Vol. 10.38: Balentien, Hawks And Giants Win League Titles, Mini Trax, Draft, Hanshin, Exodus, HighHeat

    Hawks slugger Wladimir Coco Balentien is the guest, we discuss SoftBank winning the Pacific League pennant and the Yomiuri Giants taking the Central League title, look at the hottest and coldest teams of October in the Mini Trax segment, touch on the draft, the Hanshin exodus and then handle some HighHeat.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Vol. 10.37: Spencer Patton, Rami-kan Out, Dragons And Ono On Fire, Kuma Done, Notes

    Vol. 10.37: Spencer Patton, Rami-kan Out, Dragons And Ono On Fire, Kuma Done, Notes

    BayStars reliever Spencer Patton is the guest, we discuss DeNA skipper Alex Ramirez stepping down from Yokohama, look at what’s left of the league races, focusing on Yudai Ono and the Dragons taking control of second place in the Central and the push for second in the Pacific, then touch on the Hisashi Iwakuma retirement and other notes.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Vol. 10.36: HighHeat Questions, Pacific And Central League Races, Notes

    Vol. 10.36: HighHeat Questions, Pacific And Central League Races, Notes

    JBW Listeners take center stage as we feature your HighHeat questions, then discuss what remains in the pennant races in the Pacific and Central leagues, talk about Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano and his so-called record, which came to a halt this past week, and hit a few notes.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Ollie Samir ,

Absolutely essential if you’re interested in NPB

As a relative novice to the league, this is been the perfect companion to watching the season. Can’t recommend enough.

DannyK1453 ,

Love this podcast

Hard to keep up with Japanese baseball if you don’t speak the language. Fortunately these guys are there for us!

Jesse R Edwards ,

Interesting and Insightful

I am not very knowledgeable about Japanese baseball or the NPL, but I am able to learn a little bit more as I hear each episode. The creators' passion and knowledge really come through for a quality listen.

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