Rees signs with Blue Jays … Warriors on West Side

Jackson Rees, who was the baseball ‘Bows’ top starting pitcher this past season, has reached agreement on a minor-league, free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Rees told the Warrior Beat he will report today to the Jays’ minor-league headquarters in Florida. He is expected to pitch for Toronto’s rookie-level team, the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.

It appeared Rees would return to UH for his senior season after not being selected in last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He was draft-eligible after playing a season at Saddleback College and two at UH. Rees earned his bachelor’s degree last month.

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The Warriors hit the West Side today, with a youth clinic at Waianae High this morning. About 50 kids participated. Another clinic is scheduled this afternoon at Kapolei High.


  1. kapakahi June 12, 2018 11:58 am


  2. ai-eee-soos June 12, 2018 12:06 pm


  3. ai-eee-soos June 12, 2018 12:07 pm

    Kapakahi: Miss your posts – this blog needs you.

  4. wafan June 12, 2018 3:15 pm

    ‘Attaway, Warriors! Need to care for the kids.

  5. suckkabooya June 12, 2018 6:53 pm

    When Mariota bought the tickets for the boys and girls club (I think it was against either San Diego St. or Fresno St.) that section was so loud and so energetic. There was such a freshness to the usual Hawaii game atmosphere on that night. There needs to be a game where kids (under 10 maybe?) go in free or at most $5. I think the money part of that kind of promotion can be made up in the long run. I might argue that you may even make it up that game considering the concession sales that 13000 kids would accumulate. They need to build a fanbase for the future.

  6. PONO June 12, 2018 8:08 pm

    Why did Rolo stop his Hanapa’a tweets? Would add some excitement to the post season. Petersen at UW tweets out a WOOF! everytime he gets a commit. Looks like Miki Ah You from Kahuku is headed to Seattle.

  7. cappie the dog June 12, 2018 8:52 pm

    On Earth 2, Jackson Rees returns for his senior season.

    On Earth 2…

    I want to paraphrase something from Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” but I don’t want my user name to be retired.

    Good luck, Jackson Rees.

    Prove yourself.

  8. burro sabio June 12, 2018 10:56 pm

    #6 Poachers

  9. A-House June 13, 2018 7:01 am

    yes, engage the youth as an investment for the future!

    and, #5 — yes, agree that 10,000 occupied seats @ $5 is $50,000 in the bank vs 10,000 empty seats
    — yes, and parents also pay $5/game.

    allow them to sit in the “yellow” section of the north and south end zones — this will also allow the schools/clubs to operate concession stands

  10. PONO June 13, 2018 9:12 am

    I remember the days when the blog would regularly see 300 comments during the off season. Interest in the FB program is definitely down.

  11. seewhy June 13, 2018 9:51 am

    Good luck, Jackson!

  12. Superstar Advertiser June 13, 2018 10:33 am

    #10 see #5…
    UH has no idea how to build a fanbase. 10,000+ people watching UH games for free is a heck of a lot better than getting $60+ for a few hundred (OUTSIDE of the core fans) people.
    Learn from the best businesses. You only charge high prices when you can guarantee deliver an entertaining product.
    It’s 2018, get real.

    Oh and by the way, why are the volleyball teams not playing every game in Hawaii? We are the only vball team that makes money in NCAA. Why bother going to play on the mainland? Not like the NCAA respects UH in the tournament anyway. Stay home and maximize profits. People need to start thinking about this.

  13. Superstar Advertiser June 13, 2018 10:35 am

    Get people to devote their time first. Then the money comes second.
    Without people seeing a football game, there will be no new fans.

  14. Superstar Advertiser June 13, 2018 10:39 am

    Thinking about volleyball, UH feebly tries to play by the common rules.
    Instead, we should put out headlines. We won’t waste time playing mainland games with 200 people, because we can make money staying home. Show the fans respect and gratitude. Oh yeah, and make $$$.

  15. Stephen Tsai June 13, 2018 12:27 pm

    New post:

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