Rainbow Wahine win, advance

In  a battle of polar styles, the Rainbow Wahine, who lead the nation in home runs, bashed slap-hitting Texas Tech, 7-1, to win the Stanford Regional and advance to the Super Regionals.

Brew was there:




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If these are the last days of disco, then let’s eat. Our sports staff hit the seafood buffet today, courtesy of our boss, Curtis Murayama.






  1. d1島 May 23, 2010 8:15 am


  2. d1島 May 23, 2010 8:16 am

    (repeating from last post)

    Great Morning All!


  3. d1島 May 23, 2010 8:16 am


    How was the wedding celebration?

  4. Slugger May 23, 2010 8:17 am

    GO WAHINE!!!

  5. NYUH May 23, 2010 8:18 am

    Good luck Wahine!

  6. localboy18 May 23, 2010 8:18 am

    Go Bows

  7. Slugger May 23, 2010 8:18 am

    Morning, ST! How was the wedding?

  8. haka May 23, 2010 8:20 am

    Go Wahine!
    Go Wahine!
    Go Wahine!

  9. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 8:23 am

    Great wedding.
    Jim Leahey was the M.C.
    Had a fun time.
    Unfortunately, the iPhoto on my laptop doesn’t work, so I can’t post any pictures until I get to the office.

  10. addahknowjoe May 23, 2010 8:26 am

    More than ever, our continued prayers and aloha go out to Liane and the Horiuchi ‘ohana. Godspeed.

  11. NorthShoreFan May 23, 2010 8:30 am

    ST…honey and water for the hang….supposed to work… you see them drinking that stuff all the time on the K-dramas.

  12. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 8:31 am

    By the way, 14 more days until the last issue of The Advertiser.

  13. d1島 May 23, 2010 8:32 am

    Best wishes to the newlyweds!

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 8:32 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    As Braddah Joe said, prayers for Liane and her ohana.

  15. chawan_cut May 23, 2010 8:32 am


  16. A-House May 23, 2010 8:33 am


    from early morning post – hey, fella, up at 5am to start the laundry cause got palces to go today!!

  17. A-House May 23, 2010 8:33 am

    Wel, well, good morning neighbor! Glad to see you up and around!

  18. NorthShoreFan May 23, 2010 8:35 am

    Slugger…did you send the showers over to the NorthShore?….Was about to get over to the worksite to do some clean up and now the showers are here….I guess got to stay home and listen to Wahine Softball then ….

  19. A-House May 23, 2010 8:40 am

    Faye W:

    Any chance related to the “Wai Boys” who went to UCLA in the late 30s?

    Wai Boys = Francis, Conkling, Lambert and Robert.

    Great, heart warming story by Lee Cataluna, who by the way hails from Koloa, Kauai – well at least her father – believe he was Kauai High class of 1956.

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 8:40 am

    Here’s the link to view the Wahine game at 10AM. Go to list of events on the left hand side and at the bottom of the list, click to the second page of events. You’ll see the Hawaii and Tecxas Tech logos, click there.


    GO WAHINE!!!

  21. NorthShoreFan May 23, 2010 8:41 am

    Not sure who that color comentator is for the Oregon game but ..she no make sense sometimes..
    “if you decide to go then go…if you decide to stay then stay…”….huh?

    Why does the ladies do all those hand signals, gestures after a play? They look like they had some training on one aircraft carrier!…Looks so…..”girlie”…

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 8:42 am

    A-house –

    I saw that article too. Agreed, great story.

  23. A-House May 23, 2010 8:43 am


    While the publishing part of the Advertiser will close at 00:01 am on 6/7/2010, will the Advertiser’s internet site still be operational so we can log on to this blog?

  24. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 8:43 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    GO WAHINE!!!

  25. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 8:46 am

    Drats. wahine game doesn’t work in iPad.

  26. NorthShoreFan May 23, 2010 8:47 am

    Mahalos DPK..will be in the mountains today..after the showers subside…if you guys hear some yelling and stange noise up Kemo’o side, no worries das me listening to the game….

    Dat Jen Yee pretty guud player..got some power and one guud mentality. Boots ground ball then follow up with one dinger…I like dat…

  27. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 8:47 am

    #23. That is the $64K question.

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 8:49 am

    A-house –

    That’s the $64million question these days.

    I wonder if Stephen even knows.

  29. NorthShoreFan May 23, 2010 8:50 am

    GT..using the Easton “Synergy” bats …

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 8:51 am

    LOL @ Liz!

    Look at that, two great minds with the same thought. I adjusted my reply for inflation of course.

    And good morning to you Ms. Lizzy!

  31. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 8:54 am

    So – why should we be surprised that mainstream announcers and writers are unaware of or dissing the Wahine records and accomplishments? Colt and our perfect season guys got the same treatment.

    Reminds me of shopping: “Free shipping anywhere in the US.”
    Oh yeah- except for Hawaii.

  32. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 8:54 am

    Good question. I’m pretty sure The Advertiser online will go through Sunday, June 6.
    Then it will go dark.
    I know the new company bought the online rights, but, as I understand it, it won’t be using the Gannett online system. So, I’m not exactly sure that starting June 7 there will be any archived blog entries available on line.
    I suppose I should find these things out tomorrow.
    I’ll get back to you on it.

  33. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 8:55 am

    Fist bump to DPK!

  34. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 8:55 am

    I do know that Wednesday will be the last Warrior Beat Show featuring Leila Wai.
    We haven’t decided if we’ll have Wai-less shows during Advertiser’s final week.

  35. koakane May 23, 2010 8:56 am

    good morning tsaiko country

    adding my good luck to sball wahine’s, go get um ladies. win win win

    congrats to the men bball team for making it into the WAC playoff. same to the warrior men win win win

  36. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 8:58 am

    Ok time to get up and make fuud and kope and get ready for the Wahune game. Wonder if we will be UHU again. Better than huhu! 😆

  37. A-House May 23, 2010 9:00 am

    Al Katahara or Don Wier:

    Is Na Koa still planning to have the Aiea Intermediate parking available for 2010 and beyond?

    Got an invitation yesterday to bid on line for the Koa Anuenue “reserved” stalls witin the stadium.

    Need to get the word out ASAP to us “old timer” parkers at Aiea Intermediate.

  38. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 9:00 am

    They should do that for every team.
    Utah = UUU

  39. Slugger May 23, 2010 9:02 am

    #21, NSF,

    Das cuz she stay go…

  40. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:02 am

    “Wai-less” internet?

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 9:06 am

    Stephen –

    Is the Princess going to be with the newly formed paper?

    She will be missed terribly on the Warrior Beat Show.

    If any local TV stations is looking for a sports reporter, Leila would be an awesome fit. She’s a great journalist, knows her stuff and looks like, well, a Princess on camera.

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 9:10 am

    Slugger –

    Das because she had when been go for go stay had been go!

  43. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:11 am

    Will there be Q&A from the viewers?

  44. labrat May 23, 2010 9:11 am

    What happened to Wai?

  45. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:11 am


    Get change? 😆

  46. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 9:11 am

    Just spoke with Scott Morifuji, our Web guru, and this is sort of interesting:
    • The Advertiser will assign someone to work June 6 to post breaking stories, so, yes, you may still post comments that day.
    • As of right now, there are no plans to shut down The Advertiser site. Doubt if there will be any new posts. At the minimum, the site will remain open to direct readers, if they need to be directed.
    • The site might be a ghost town, to which I asked Scott: What happens if somebody tries to post after June 6? There is a possibility a post would be allowed.
    Scott M. said things could change if he gets notices in the next couple of weeks. He’ll keep us posted.

  47. Ralph May 23, 2010 9:28 am


  48. Ralph May 23, 2010 9:30 am

    Jenn Yee with 29 home runs to date, last at bat unless Ga Tech wins

  49. Ralph May 23, 2010 9:32 am

    Yee grounded out, 1 out, bottom 7th, Ga tech down by 2 with 2 on in scoring position

  50. madeinhawaii May 23, 2010 9:33 am

    14 days? that is so sad… so very sad…

  51. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:37 am

    Terrific AB for the GT girl

  52. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:39 am

    Wow! .667 w/ bases loaded!

  53. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:40 am

    They IW to “get” to her?

  54. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 9:40 am

    The WAC needs a Plan B.
    What about the University of Denver? Sure, it does not field a football team. But it has a top lacrosse team (hmm, a sport the WAC should consider?).
    The WAC might as well get proactive. While waiting for the shakeup in the football landscape, the WAC might as well try to plot a basketball plan.

  55. Kazz ($20.00) May 23, 2010 9:41 am

    So if Georgia Tech loses does that mean ESPN can’t tell anymore LIES about who’s the REAL home run hitting machine in the nation?

  56. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:41 am

    Talk about a look of disappointment….

    UO pitcher….

  57. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:43 am


    That supposition looks to be in trouble right now…. 🙁

  58. labrat May 23, 2010 9:43 am

    dpk todays game is listed on the first page. just scroll down to bottom of the list.

  59. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:44 am

    Quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

  60. […] Th&#1077 Warrior Beat| UH football, University &#959f Hawaii athletics | honoluluadvertiser.com | Ho… […]

  61. wafan May 23, 2010 9:53 am

    They should turn the guy’s mic on.

  62. koakane May 23, 2010 9:53 am

    au’wryte wahine sball game on 1420 and starting up

  63. wafan May 23, 2010 9:53 am

    They must read the blog.

  64. d1島 May 23, 2010 9:54 am

    When did Oregon change to that shade of yellow? Recall the more orange-ish ala Dan Fouts era…

  65. wafan May 23, 2010 9:57 am

    Go SoftBows!

    Be the titas!!!

  66. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 10:00 am

    Thanks labrat –

    It was on the second page earlier, but as those games finished they moved Hawaii up I guess.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 10:01 am

    GO WAHINE!!!

  68. koakane May 23, 2010 10:01 am

    looking like texas tech trying to bunt way on and maybe making ricketts work hard.

    damn double and up 1-0

  69. koakane May 23, 2010 10:03 am

    go wahines you turn swing the bats

  70. koakane May 23, 2010 10:03 am


  71. koakane May 23, 2010 10:05 am

    hr wahines ties it up keep it going

  72. Kazz ($20.00) May 23, 2010 10:05 am

    YO YEE!!!! EAT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  73. wafan May 23, 2010 10:06 am


  74. haka May 23, 2010 10:06 am


  75. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 10:06 am

    Nice to see words like “freshman phenom” especially when the first pitch is a HR!


  76. koakane May 23, 2010 10:06 am

    announcers say that hr was deep deep deep

    pour it on wahines, keep swing dat bat and bang um

  77. Kazz ($30.00) May 23, 2010 10:07 am

    Correction = $30.00.

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 10:07 am

    Yeah Majam!!!
    Betta get used to it Lady Techsters!

  79. wafan May 23, 2010 10:08 am

    Chased the pitcher already!

  80. labrat May 23, 2010 10:08 am

    So far looks like batters zone today.

  81. Slugger May 23, 2010 10:09 am


  82. Slugger May 23, 2010 10:10 am

    Yay, Ducks!

  83. jm2375 May 23, 2010 10:13 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    GO WAHINE!!!

    BC & Shoji commented that Majam’s HR landed in front of the fence that about 50 feet behind the wall… so, 270? 😀

  84. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 10:15 am

    Is the Tech pitcher’s name really Broke-shoulder?

  85. Kazz ($30.00) May 23, 2010 10:15 am


    Oregon moves on?

  86. koakane May 23, 2010 10:16 am

    base full come on wahines keep up the pressure, pound pound pound um

  87. wafan May 23, 2010 10:17 am

    Funny commentary by the female announcer about the ti-leaves.

    Yeah. Okay. Use it for shade, too.

    Way to go Wahine!

  88. Kazz ($30.00) May 23, 2010 10:17 am

    CAPITALIZE AJ!!!!!!! 😯

  89. wafan May 23, 2010 10:19 am

    Does not look like much of a crowd.

  90. wafan May 23, 2010 10:20 am

    Next time.

  91. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 10:20 am

    Nice to have you hear at Tsaiko Tsadium today Kazz! We saved a special seat for you. 😆

  92. Kazz ($30.00) May 23, 2010 10:20 am


    the difference between winning and losing in the regionals right there. 😡

  93. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 10:20 am


  94. gmahoney May 23, 2010 10:22 am

    No UHU today…..

  95. Kazz ($30.00) May 23, 2010 10:22 am


    I’m going back to internet silence until the end of the game and I’m turning off my phone.

  96. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 10:23 am

    Awwwww Kazz! We need ya here! 🙁

  97. koakane May 23, 2010 10:24 am

    ok rickette doing it nice and easy, 3 up and down

    go wahines build dat lead

  98. koakane May 23, 2010 10:25 am

    anybody up for kope call at nancy’s after the game

  99. haka May 23, 2010 10:25 am

    kazz feeling the pressure? why so down on the girls? i don’t get it. you gotta believe.

  100. koakane May 23, 2010 10:30 am

    hr yoshikawa

  101. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:30 am


  102. haka May 23, 2010 10:30 am


  103. wafan May 23, 2010 10:30 am


  104. koakane May 23, 2010 10:30 am

    yea babe keep pounding

  105. wafan May 23, 2010 10:31 am

    Titas being hittas!!!

  106. jm2375 May 23, 2010 10:31 am

    Kazz – add $10!! TRACEEEEEEEE!!!!

  107. duffer May 23, 2010 10:32 am

    Aurtye Traci!!!!

  108. koakane May 23, 2010 10:40 am

    way to come back rickette 3 up 3 down

    now work on putting up runs

  109. duffer May 23, 2010 10:41 am

    Nice read between innings on Eddie Kamae and Farrington.


  110. koakane May 23, 2010 10:41 am

    hr babe

  111. Matt May 23, 2010 10:42 am

    That’s the way Melissa.

  112. koakane May 23, 2010 10:42 am

    wahoooooo keep it up

  113. haka May 23, 2010 10:42 am


  114. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:42 am


  115. wafan May 23, 2010 10:42 am


  116. Kekoa May 23, 2010 10:42 am

    Koakane ~ I can be there after 12 noon.

    Busy doing some long distance cheering for the charming young ladies that swing a wicked Easton bat.

    Got the ESPN radio on and watching the CBS webcast on my ‘puter. It must be helping ’cause Gonzo slams a line drive over the left field wall.

  117. duffer May 23, 2010 10:43 am

    Auryte Mellisa!

    Cha Ching…………10 mo dollars!!!!!

  118. koakane May 23, 2010 10:43 am

    anoddah one

  119. jm2375 May 23, 2010 10:43 am

    $10 more for Kazz!!

  120. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:43 am

    BTB Jack! 😀

  121. koakane May 23, 2010 10:44 am

    dont let up just hit hit hit

  122. wafan May 23, 2010 10:44 am


  123. haka May 23, 2010 10:44 am


  124. labrat May 23, 2010 10:44 am

    It’s a homerun derby.

  125. Matt May 23, 2010 10:44 am

    It’s a HR party.

  126. Kekoa May 23, 2010 10:44 am

    J-Rod with a BTB Jack!

  127. duffer May 23, 2010 10:44 am

    Back to back……….cha ching!!!!!!

  128. koakane May 23, 2010 10:44 am

    d1 kope at nancy’s?

  129. sjmacro May 23, 2010 10:44 am

    $40—Kazz ❗

  130. jm2375 May 23, 2010 10:45 am

    $10 more – what’s it now Kazz – $60? JRod!!!

  131. labrat May 23, 2010 10:45 am

    Amanda said she wanted the wahine to hit 150. 2 to go.

  132. koakane May 23, 2010 10:45 am

    almost again babe

  133. koakane May 23, 2010 10:46 am

    kazz you need kope?

  134. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 10:46 am

    Well, I guess they musta moved the fences in last night.


  135. koakane May 23, 2010 10:46 am

    yea gone babe what only a triple come on give it to her

  136. wafan May 23, 2010 10:47 am

    Shucks. Another inch.

  137. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:47 am

    Mana Moment!

  138. haka May 23, 2010 10:47 am


  139. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 10:47 am

    It’s gotta be the ti leaves.

  140. sjmacro May 23, 2010 10:47 am

    Kazz $9 for triple ❓ 🙂

  141. jm2375 May 23, 2010 10:48 am

    3b for Nani!!!

  142. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:48 am


    No can today; off tomw though.

  143. haka May 23, 2010 10:48 am


  144. koakane May 23, 2010 10:48 am

    leave no doubt ladies, still early, keep the pressure on, deflate dem raiders

  145. wafan May 23, 2010 10:48 am

    Another pitcher?

  146. al May 23, 2010 10:48 am

    wow…the wahine have literally broke brokeshoulder’s shoulder.

  147. haka May 23, 2010 10:49 am

    hawaii fans no ka oi!

  148. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 10:49 am

    Mahalo to the Stanford broadcast team for giving us some LOVE!

  149. koakane May 23, 2010 10:51 am

    send this one some where against their #1

    kill their spirit, do it now grimes

  150. Kazz ($65.00) May 23, 2010 10:53 am

    Deposit update. A triple is $5.00.




    And as soon as I post this we just got doubled out.

    (Falls back to internet silence)

  151. wafan May 23, 2010 10:53 am


  152. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:54 am

    …..Dollah chree-eighty for a double?

  153. wafan May 23, 2010 10:54 am

    See you later Kazz.

    After Omaha, that is.

  154. Kazz ($70.00) May 23, 2010 10:55 am

    Deposit update.

    The wind held up Nani’s HR. 😎

  155. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 10:55 am

    #46- sound like a record-breaking posting day is coming up in a couple weeks. The “last” blog day should be Tsai-ko Day in Cyberspace. All in to test the blogserver’s capacity!

  156. jm2375 May 23, 2010 10:56 am

    wafan – it’s Okie City, not Omaha. Omaha is basebaru.

  157. Kazz ($70.00) May 23, 2010 10:56 am


    I meant internet silence DURING Wahine games.

    (I better stop now before I screw up Ricketts.)

  158. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 10:57 am

    KAZZ. Your sacrifice is duly noted and appreciated. 😆

  159. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:58 am

    Ump must be on an hourly pay plan. 🙄

  160. koakane May 23, 2010 10:59 am

    yea no damages nice

  161. koakane May 23, 2010 11:00 am

    not to worry kazz understand so I gotcha back buddy

  162. wafan May 23, 2010 11:01 am

    Kazz . . .

    That is a good thing. I am not sure we could survive without your FANatic posts!

    Heck, we would all be worried about your blood pressure.


  163. haka May 23, 2010 11:02 am

    ahhh, the superstitions of sports fans! you gotta love it!
    kazz, your loyalty is without question!

  164. wafan May 23, 2010 11:03 am

    jm421 . . .

    Thanks for the correction.

    Heck, send the Wahine to Omaha to take on the guys, too! HA!

  165. wafan May 23, 2010 11:09 am

    One more inning to pick up five.

  166. al May 23, 2010 11:09 am

    kazz on monday morning…er, boss. do you think i could get my christmas today?

  167. Capital -ist/WassupDoc May 23, 2010 11:10 am

    Where are the Super Regionals being held. There’ll be eight of them next weekend with two teams each playing two out of three. Will the teams go to neutral fields? Will any of the teams be playing at home?

    We tried to download Microsoft Silverlight on both of our computers but were unable to do so. That’s why we’re listening to the radio and doing hosuehold chores.

  168. madeinhawaii May 23, 2010 11:11 am

    Wahine looking good.

  169. jm2375 May 23, 2010 11:13 am

    WDoc – SuperRegionals – at the site of the higher seeded team. UH probably going to Tuscaloosa…

  170. haka May 23, 2010 11:16 am

    whewww! nice!

  171. papajoe2 May 23, 2010 11:21 am

    kanani got plucked again. how many now?

  172. koakane May 23, 2010 11:23 am

    warrior men winning their game so far

  173. wafan May 23, 2010 11:24 am


  174. al May 23, 2010 11:25 am

    christms bonus

  175. koakane May 23, 2010 11:26 am

    keep the intensity up not over till last out so keep up the defense and swing dem bats ladies

  176. Derek May 23, 2010 11:26 am

    Great article in today’s advertiser about MBB recruiting and Coach Arnold. Looks very, very promising, but as Coach Gib noted that these players have not played any Division I ball yet so let’s not get too excited right now. However, the new recruits seem to have versatility, shooting ability, rebounding, hops, can run, and handle the ball. That’s a great start. It will then depend on how well and how soon the team will mesh into a real “TEAM” and if these players can share the ball.

    You have to ask the question: How much the former coaching staff was spent on recruiting? Because it seems Arnold is recruiting every day. I have always said that in basketball you can turn around a program in one year given the right coach and getting a good recruiting class. It seems Arnold has done that. We still have to find out how well he can coach but we will find that out soon enough. However, I will go on a limb that this year basketball team will be a lot better in the win column than last year and will be a lot more exciting. Things are “looking up.”!

  177. al May 23, 2010 11:26 am

    focus, focus, focus…got to keep the head in the game girls. we would be great to have an insurance run here.

  178. al May 23, 2010 11:27 am

    somebody tell this announcer that a rally refers to while you are on offense.

  179. labrat May 23, 2010 11:28 am

    Rickets has not been near the zone for awhile now.

  180. al May 23, 2010 11:28 am

    perhaps its kaia time?

  181. duffer (iPhone) May 23, 2010 11:31 am

    What’s da score and what inning? Had to leave to do some marketing. Appreciate any updates.

  182. haka May 23, 2010 11:32 am


  183. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:32 am

    4-1, UH(U). middle 6th

  184. al May 23, 2010 11:33 am


    okay lets get a run here.

  185. haka May 23, 2010 11:33 am

    4-1 UHU

  186. koakane May 23, 2010 11:34 am

    yep hr babe

  187. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:34 am

    Make that 5-1.

    Au-ryte Grimes!

  188. koakane May 23, 2010 11:34 am

    5th homer today

  189. wafan May 23, 2010 11:35 am


  190. wafan May 23, 2010 11:35 am

    UHU 5

    TuTU 1

  191. labrat May 23, 2010 11:35 am

    This announcer sucks.

  192. haka May 23, 2010 11:35 am

    ohhhhh yeaahhhhh!

  193. al May 23, 2010 11:35 am

    thank you holly, er , i mean katie.

  194. koakane May 23, 2010 11:35 am

    no letting up grip it, rip it, send it pound pound pound

  195. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 11:36 am

    Holly who?!

  196. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:36 am


    WooHoo UHU?

  197. madeinhawaii May 23, 2010 11:36 am

    hoo boy.. this sports caster gets paid for this? And people complain about Jim..

  198. duffer (iPhone) May 23, 2010 11:37 am


  199. koakane May 23, 2010 11:37 am

    money be that wahines get no love from any news for hitting 5 homes on 5 hits

  200. koakane May 23, 2010 11:37 am


  201. haka May 23, 2010 11:42 am

    wassup wid da umpiya?

  202. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:43 am


    The story line will be how “inefficient” UH(U) is for “wasting” the dingers with no one on base. 🙄
    Five times in one game! How inefficient! 😉

  203. koakane May 23, 2010 11:43 am

    bnag whoosh outta here

  204. koakane May 23, 2010 11:44 am

    such only a single 7-1

  205. haka May 23, 2010 11:44 am


  206. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:44 am

    One moa run and pau!

  207. wafan May 23, 2010 11:44 am

    ‘Atta way!

  208. Matt May 23, 2010 11:44 am

    Alright Jenna.

  209. labrat May 23, 2010 11:44 am

    Have mercy.

  210. koakane May 23, 2010 11:44 am

    come on bring in anoddah babe

  211. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 11:45 am

    Lookin’ for mercy…

  212. Matt May 23, 2010 11:45 am

    need two more for the mercy rule. Need to be up by 8.

  213. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:45 am

    … 😳
    make that 2 more.

  214. koakane May 23, 2010 11:45 am

    such=suc well you get the idea yea

  215. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:46 am

    …always go to the Matt for the scoops!

  216. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 11:47 am


  217. wafan May 23, 2010 11:47 am

    Another bean.

    Time to break out the biiiiiig bat!

  218. koakane May 23, 2010 11:47 am

    hbp runners on 1 and 2. rip it and go shopping at the gap

  219. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:48 am


    Dave Shoji: Never feel sorry for Fresno St.

  220. koakane May 23, 2010 11:48 am

    one at a time and just play hard

  221. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:49 am

    Dave Shoji: Always gotta feel good about beating a Pac-10 team-no matter what sport. 😕

  222. Matt May 23, 2010 11:49 am

    Let’s go three more outs for the regional championship.

  223. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 11:49 am

    Ok Wahine. Let’s get er done!

  224. labrat May 23, 2010 11:49 am

    Throw strikes.

  225. wafan May 23, 2010 11:50 am

    Go SoftBows!

  226. koakane May 23, 2010 11:50 am

    kden here it is crunch time, buckle up, just do it, get down and dirty

  227. wafan May 23, 2010 11:51 am

    Why are they interviewing only the TuTU parents?

  228. koakane May 23, 2010 11:51 am

    9th hitter need the out strike

  229. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:52 am

    Listening to 1420 and watching CBS online….what they asking TTU coach?

    “How does it feel being poi?”

  230. wafan May 23, 2010 11:52 am

    One down.

  231. koakane May 23, 2010 11:52 am

    top order stay focused give nothing they gotta earn it


  232. al May 23, 2010 11:53 am

    get the lefty ready…ricketts looks spent.

  233. wafan May 23, 2010 11:53 am

    d1 . . .

    That was a TuTU parent.

    I guess no mo’ SoftBow parents or fans present.

  234. koakane May 23, 2010 11:54 am

    rickette settle down girl you can do it, breathe in out in out

    sit this one down yea babe two down

  235. wafan May 23, 2010 11:55 am

    Two down.

  236. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 11:56 am

    Ms. Liz –

    Try go look your email.


  237. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:56 am


    No matter. Same question….

  238. koakane May 23, 2010 11:56 am

    wahines winna winns chicken dinna

  239. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:56 am


  240. Kazz ($80.00) May 23, 2010 11:56 am

    That’s business. 😎

  241. sjmacro May 23, 2010 11:57 am


  242. haka May 23, 2010 11:57 am

    On to Alabama!
    Congratulations Rainbow Wahine!
    Great Win!

  243. Matt May 23, 2010 11:57 am

    That’s the way Wahine.

  244. koakane May 23, 2010 11:57 am

    kazz buss out now

  245. wafan May 23, 2010 11:57 am


    Titas win!!!

  246. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 11:57 am

    Wafan- interviewed UH Ohana earlier.

  247. jm2375 May 23, 2010 11:57 am

    Congrats to the Wahine!!!

    Yeeeeee haaaaaaaawwwwww!!

  248. sjmacro May 23, 2010 11:58 am


  249. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:58 am

    Let the Wahine Bucka-loosa in Tuscaloosa!

  250. haka May 23, 2010 11:59 am

    kj got a team spanking!

  251. d1島 May 23, 2010 11:59 am

    OK, now gotta get serious about finding da hedge trimmah! 😯

  252. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 11:59 am

    Ah what the heck!

    In honor of Kelly Majam 😎 let’s add another $20.00 for 20 years. 😎

  253. wafan May 23, 2010 11:59 am

    You know UHU now?

  254. koakane May 23, 2010 12:00 pm

    waiting to hear ralph comments on what was bad with the wahines win bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  255. Pomai May 23, 2010 12:00 pm

    It will be nice to see our ladies sweep Alabama.

  256. wafan May 23, 2010 12:01 pm

    Liz . . .

    Missed it.

  257. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 12:01 pm

    Good job Wahine!!!

  258. Watch Godgifu May 23, 2010 12:02 pm

    Alabamy bound!

    Go get ’em!

    Morning Hawaii!

  259. labrat May 23, 2010 12:02 pm

    Way to go Wahine.

  260. whitey May 23, 2010 12:02 pm

    Congratulations to the Rainbow Wahines. Tremendous win and next #1.

  261. madeinhawaii May 23, 2010 12:03 pm

    Wahine SoftBows.. AWESOME!! WoohTAH!


  262. duffer (iPhone) May 23, 2010 12:04 pm

    Congrats to Cool(en) and DA GANG!!!

  263. bb May 23, 2010 12:04 pm

    softball is making me forget about our FB and BB seasons.

    Im hoping the games make it to ESPN…in HD baby…

  264. al May 23, 2010 12:05 pm

    kk…yeah let’s see what the oscar the grouch comes up with now.

  265. LizKauai (iPad) May 23, 2010 12:07 pm

    I bow to Kazz – without whose sacrifice the outcome of this game might have been different. 😎

    Bustaloosa in Tuscaloosa!
    It’s gonna be a battle with #1.


  266. al May 23, 2010 12:08 pm

    duffer how about this for coolen da gang….


  267. al May 23, 2010 12:09 pm

    back to the honey do list(s).

  268. wafan May 23, 2010 12:09 pm

    Thanks al.

    Have not heard that one in ages!

  269. al May 23, 2010 12:10 pm

    st…were you hinting earlier that the warrior beat will live on through the new honolulu star-advertiser??

  270. Slugger May 23, 2010 12:10 pm

    Yay!!! GO WAHINE!!! I knew they could do it. Now, they just have to play their high scoring game to get past Alabama. WooHoo!!!

  271. Kekoa May 23, 2010 12:11 pm

    Whoo Hoo UHU!…Standback Regional play was Onolicious!

  272. al May 23, 2010 12:13 pm

    hmmm. thought they would interview some wahine or coolen.

  273. LizKauai May 23, 2010 12:19 pm

    They interviewed Ricketts…

  274. LizKauai May 23, 2010 12:20 pm

    But I missed it because #2 son called to say his car was broken into and the police are on the way…

  275. koakane May 23, 2010 12:21 pm

    al: yeah let’s see what the oscar the grouch comes up with now


  276. koakane May 23, 2010 12:23 pm

    wow so intense didn’t notice its pasted noon. lunch time now

    catch you guys latter on tonight

  277. LizKauai May 23, 2010 12:33 pm

    OK- whoever broke into my silver Prius with UH fan plates parked by Kekaha Beach has the BIG BACHI right now. Do yourself a favor and turn yourself in and return the stuff you stole.

  278. haka May 23, 2010 12:33 pm

    4 pac-10 teams have already made the super regionals with 2 more in the drivers seat.

  279. protector May 23, 2010 12:44 pm

    Congrats to the Softball Wahine for winning the regional & qualifying to play against Alabama! Keep the dream alive! Wouldn’t it be cool for the 20th-ranked team to beat the top-ranked team on their home turf?

    Belated Happy Birthday to Kelly Majam!

  280. Ralph May 23, 2010 12:44 pm

    Koakane wow so intense didn’t notice its pasted noon. lunch time now

    catch you guys latter on tonight

    Gramps, age does that to you, forgetting, losing track of time, not remembering that you asked people to join you at Nancy’s for Kope and now you probably going take a nap.

  281. madeinhawaii May 23, 2010 12:45 pm


    Somebody broke into your car and stole UH fan plates?

    Aiyah!!! Kahuna kahuna… batchi.. batchi… on ’em!

  282. 808ike May 23, 2010 12:47 pm

    Congrats to Wahine softball!!!!!!!!

  283. Garret May 23, 2010 12:57 pm

    I’m glad that NMSU is honoring the military again this season.

    For the second consecutive season, head coach DeWayne Walker and the New Mexico State football team will honor the US military by wearing the crest of the USS New Mexico submarine on the back of their helmets for the 2010 season. In 2009, the Aggies wore the crest of the 2nd Engineer Battalion out of White Sands.

    “We are pleased that we have been granted permission to wear the crest of the USS NEW MEXICO on the back of our helmets this year,” Walker said. “We will wear these crests proudly during every game. The crest was important to put on the helmet because it symbolizes many characteristics of the state while honoring the contributions that men and women of the United States Navy are making to our country. The words on the crest “Defendemos Nuestra Tierra” means “defend our home.” This re-emphasizes a common theme that I repeat to our team, that is, that we must defend our home turf at Aggie Memorial Stadium. I am proud to have the crest of the USS New Mexico SSN79 on the New Mexico State helmet in 2010.”

  284. wafan May 23, 2010 12:57 pm

    Liz . . .

    Sorry to hear about the theft and vandalism.

    Gosh. Stuff like that just irritates me.

  285. Slugger May 23, 2010 12:59 pm




  286. Garret May 23, 2010 1:00 pm

    Detailed analysis of La Tech, the #104 rated team according to this site.

    Tidbit (coaching edition) Tony Franklin. Remember that name? The spread guru — and published author on the subject — most recently was the offensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee State, where his one season in charge of the Blue Raiders offense saw the team land 10 wins and a second-place finish in the Sun Belt. Unfortunately, Franklin is most remembered for the one coaching gig that went awry: his short tenure as the coordinator at Auburn ended abruptly, with Tommy Tuberville relinquishing Franklin of his duties only six games into his first full season. Franklin has been nothing but successful as an assistant outside the B.C.S. conferences, however, and is a good fit at Louisiana Tech, especially under a coach like Dykes.

    Louisiana Tech is not untalented; in terms of the talent level of the roster, the Bulldogs are easily ahead of programs like New Mexico State and San Jose State, teams I’ve already previewed on the Countdown, and potentially ahead of WAC brethren Idaho and Utah State. My main concern is in the coaching change in philosophy, which is sizable — especially on offense, obviously. Does Tech have the personnel to run the Air Raid offense at full tilt in 2010? No, not yet. And the defense, though strong at linebacker, does not look up to the task of handling the high-powered offenses in conference play; forget about Boise State and Nevada, what about Hawaii, or those Vandals?

    I predict Louisiana Tech to finish in the bottom third of the conference in 2010, ahead of New Mexico State and San Jose State and slightly behind Utah State. The top half of the WAC is strong, and ahead of the Bulldogs in terms of their development.

  287. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 1:00 pm

    D1 and Koakane,

    You guys got it all wrong. The story tonight will NOT be about the Wahine pretty much having an easy time in the Stanford Regional and embarassing TTech and Stanford, BUT it will be about how SAD ESPN is that their darling 🙄 Jenny Yee 🙄 is GONE and that “their” #1 home run hitting team Georgia Tech is eliminated.

  288. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:01 pm


    People nowadays, NO RESPECT!!!!!!

  289. Garret May 23, 2010 1:02 pm

    Article about John Veniri.

    Saturday night marked the end of an era and the start of a new chapter for our John Veneri.

    Hawaii first met John Veneri on the football field. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, the thin and lean track star walked onto the University of Hawaii football team where he earned a scholarship as a slot back.

    A class act, a team player, a good father and husband and a good friend. “I think the art of TV broadcasting especially sports is gonna lose a real special voice,” said Leahey.

  290. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:02 pm

    Happy B-day K-Jam!!!!!!

  291. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:05 pm

    UH (David) vs Bama ( Goliath)

    We all know what happened.

    Hope history repeats itself!!!!!!!

  292. Slugger May 23, 2010 1:07 pm

    Majam is tied with Jen Yee for the most dingers in the NCAA right now. Bet she’ll take the lead in the next series… 🙂

  293. LizKauai May 23, 2010 1:10 pm

    Plates were left- 🙂

  294. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:11 pm

    Must be lunch time.

  295. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:13 pm


    Yee……………….29 (END OF SEASON)

  296. Slugger May 23, 2010 1:14 pm


    Sorry to hear about the break-in. BIG BACHI on them. BAD KARMA!

    The webcast of the Wahine game: they interviewed the pitching coach, not Ricketts. I didn’t continue watching after that, so I don’t know if anyone else was interviewed. My cousin from Maui called during the last pitch of the game…I shouldn’t have answered…tsigh…

  297. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:14 pm


  298. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:15 pm


  299. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:15 pm


  300. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:16 pm


  301. 808ike May 23, 2010 1:17 pm

    Breakfast time.
    Esme out!

  302. wafan May 23, 2010 1:21 pm

    Liz . . .

    Important . . . they left the plate frames.

    Hope no one innocent was injured in the vandalism and theft. And, that nothing important and irreplacable was taken.

    Some people’s kids. Sheesh.

  303. Derek May 23, 2010 1:21 pm

    The Advertiser has it wrong. The Wahine beat the Red Raiders, not the Aggies. The Aggies are Texas A&M. Hello!

  304. expat May 23, 2010 1:24 pm

    I was looking at the super regional bracket and there are some interesting things. First, of the 16 teams 6 are from the PAC-10 (assuming UDub holds its lead on NC) and 4 from the SEC. Also, all 16 teams advanced 3-0 out of their respective regionals — including the three un-seeded teams (again, assuming UDub holds its lead).

  305. Slugger May 23, 2010 1:24 pm

    #85, Kazz,

    Oregon took out Georgia Tech. The Ducks move on.

    K, off to visit a classmate at Kuakini.

    Esme & out…

  306. mctruck May 23, 2010 1:35 pm

    Kazz-ur #287,

    agree with you bout the snub by ESPN network….seems as if the Stanford regional was non-existant., but they’d always mention the regional goings-on involving Washington, etc.
    Tried for hours on end to see if they’d mention or show scores involving UH and zippo!!!! What’s with that???

    I gotta say, the PAC10 had what?, seven schools participating in the NCAA’s and looks like six(6) will be participating in the super regionals.
    Like, WOW!!!, that’s saying something, eh??

    And why the heck does UH land-up having to go almost clear across the country to play???..what?, ESPN had a hand in that decision-o-what?
    Maybe they don’t like the way UH treats, WAC comissioner, (the loser-Benson).

  307. mctruck May 23, 2010 1:38 pm

    Last I surveyed the WAC home page….there’s no mention of the Wahine Softball achievements. Just everything, BSU this, BSU that.
    Thank you, Comish-Benson.

  308. Momona May 23, 2010 1:44 pm

    Congrats to the Wahine! Outstanding performance by Rodriguez – 4 for 4.

  309. Momona May 23, 2010 1:47 pm

    Hopefully the Star-Advertiser will pick-up the writer who penned the Wahine’s win in breaking news – Kelly Grimes and Texas Tech Aggies. They should take the people who made the advertiser #1. LOL

  310. d1島 May 23, 2010 1:54 pm


  311. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 2:07 pm

    We just got back from the big staff buffet.
    Great stuff.
    Now I’m ready for a nap.
    Thanks again to UH and the blog readers for sending updates to our phones.

  312. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 2:08 pm

    The NCAA softball bracket is what it is. ESPN controls what they cover and who they cover so my gripe is with them.

    If I never see the Wahine play on TV again this season, I can live with that ONLY because not having to hear and see the disrespect of these ESPN people would make it worth it.

    How many games have I seen so far since ALL regional play has started???? 0 games and half an inning of the Oregon and Georgia Tech game.

    Again, I can live without TV coverage because quite frankly the way we’re perceived is pathetic.

  313. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 2:11 pm

    Oh and who the heck is Amanda Tualuii and Jenna Gonzalez??????

    ESPN.com…. Got some highly paid morons there…. 🙄

  314. troll May 23, 2010 2:14 pm

    even trolls like the fact that the wahines win
    coach mack should take notes
    here i pledge a $1 a touch down next year
    here take my $20 at the end of the year

  315. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 2:14 pm

    It’s a good thing “Office Space” is on Comedy Central right now.

    It should stop me from wanting to punch my wall.

  316. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 2:19 pm


    Your thoughts on the big win and advancement into the Super Regionals?

    I think we need to hear something from a journalist that actually knows this team and the correct spellings and identification of the players involved.

  317. LizKauai May 23, 2010 2:21 pm

    Slugger- they interviewed the coach during the game and Ricketts after the 10 minute intermission AFTER the game… when my son called with the news about the car…

  318. haka May 23, 2010 2:54 pm

    espnu said that every super regional will be televised either on espn or espnu.

  319. koakane May 23, 2010 2:57 pm

    hiho mumphy the grouch checks in, has nothing to say about wahines, got to be happy so he must have runned over some small child

  320. jm2375 May 23, 2010 2:58 pm

    Congrats to the BaseBows! football score! 😯 🙄

  321. d1島 May 23, 2010 3:00 pm

    ESPN-U announcer says every Super-Regional will be televised on an ESPN-family channel.

  322. koakane May 23, 2010 3:03 pm

    ralph wrong again no one answered the kope call so went to lunch.

  323. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 3:03 pm


    May 23rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    espnu said that every super regional will be televised either on espn or espnu.

    Well, I can always put the TV on MUTE and listen to ESPN 1420 instead. I don’t care if there is a delay.

  324. d1島 May 23, 2010 3:06 pm

    Commentator’s key to the matchup is that UH(U) hits lots of HR’s and ‘Bama’s Ace, Kelsi Dunn’s “go to” pitch is the riser. She went on to say that is problematic for Dunn but they can’t change her style and she’ll just have to stick with what got her there and hope she doesn’t give up too many dingers.

  325. koakane May 23, 2010 3:08 pm

    good sunday for the UH sball and bball teams. both victorious, congrats and go get um at your various tournys.

    btw how will the sports administration divide up to catch the teams?

  326. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 3:09 pm

    I knew there might be problems last week when it was announced the Stanford Regional was ranked No. 16. That meant the winner would play the winner of the No. 1-ranked Alabama Regional.
    What I like is the Super Regionals are best-of-three series. If anything, UH can go with a two-pitcher rotation, if it wishes.
    I think the Rainbow Wahine will be able to hit on the road. I also don’t think the crowd will be much of a factor. The toughest hecklers are students, and Alabama should be out of session, right?

  327. βρεω808 May 23, 2010 3:25 pm

    ~ ★ ★ ★ WAHINE SB!!! ★ ★ ★ ~

    ~ ★ ★ ★ WAHINE SB!!! ★ ★ ★ ~

  328. Ralph May 23, 2010 3:27 pm

    Koakane cuz it was late lunch time, if u called for lunch, u would probably get a thumbs up, but kope at 1:30 pm, only HS administrators drink kope after lunch.

  329. βρεω808 May 23, 2010 3:28 pm

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  330. βρεω808 May 23, 2010 3:31 pm

    Question: 🙄

    Some refer to koakane as “Grampa“….. 🙂

    So, should we refer to Ralph as “Grumpa“??!? 😆 🙄 😆

  331. haka May 23, 2010 3:32 pm

    #323 Kazz
    Well, I can always put the TV on MUTE and listen to ESPN 1420 instead. I don’t care if there is a delay.

    There you go Kazz! We need your MANA!!!

  332. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 3:32 pm


    I think you are right that the crowd in Bama will NOT be a factor and as some eluded to that the girls MAY be caught up in the atmosphere and facilities at Bama, but I don’t think they’re gonna be distracted at all.

    Heard Bobby Curran say that right after that final out to win the game today, it was a quick group huddle, cheer, and then the farewell handshake line and then to the dugout.

    Sound real business-like and they’re focused.

    I think the Wahine already proved they can SMASH it on the road. Stanford was 200 down the sides and 220 in the middle and I assume Bama is pretty much the same. No matter, the Wahine are good line drive hitters as well as long ball machines and we can keep it in the park and still win on occasion.

    If anything I am concerned about the first game of the series as in all opening games in the WAC tourney and in the Stanford regional they came out “flat” by their own standards. Luckily for us we still won those games, but Bama ain’t no SJSU or UC Davis.

  333. haka May 23, 2010 3:35 pm

    espn is one thing, but even the local paper mispelled a wahine name…and it wasn’t even polynesian! aiyah!

  334. haka May 23, 2010 3:37 pm



    hey, maybe i can get a job…..er…nevah mine.

  335. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 3:38 pm


    Ralph’s scouting report is that Dunne can be hit. The riser and changeup as you mentioned.

    The Wahine will have to be real picky with their pitch selection and hopefully get to her early.

    A lot of pitchers and a lot of teams have NOT faced a team with our batting and slugging %s and I thought that Texas Tech would get shaken and they did.

  336. βρεω808 May 23, 2010 3:40 pm

    HR to left had help from the wind. Nani’s triple was against the wind blowing in, but also R -> L. 3 of the HR’s were blasts! 😀

  337. haka May 23, 2010 3:42 pm

    alabama’s field is the same dimensions as stanford’s.

  338. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 3:43 pm


    May 23rd, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    espn is one thing, but even the local paper mispelled a wahine name…and it wasn’t even polynesian! aiyah!

    ESPN.com had a BLURB about Amanda Tualuii and Jenna Gonzalez.

    I don’t know how committed the boo boo on the Advertiser page as it said “Advertiser Staff”, but I can tell you for sure that it WASN’T Stephen Tsai.

    BTW, they sure corrected that didn’t they!

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  340. sjmacro May 23, 2010 3:48 pm

    Link and excerpt re: Alabama


    Dunne ended the game with a strikeout, and Alabama’s players stuck around to celebrate afterward with some of the 2,170 in attendance. For Lipscomb (50-13), which beat UAB twice to reach the regional final, today closed the school’s best Division I postseason performance in any sport.

    The Lady Bison, however, did one thing this season the Crimson Tide did not. They played Hawaii, losing three road games in March.

    “Hawaii does not rely on the short game at all,” said Ryman when asked to compare the teams. “They go up hacking and swinging for the fence. They’re going to get their money’s worth. But realistically, I think their pitching is hittable. Personally, I feel like from a pitching standpoint, Alabama has the edge.”

  341. 808ike May 23, 2010 3:52 pm

    Kazz ($150.00),

    Bama has some power as well as pitching.

    Geo Tech………118

  342. wafan May 23, 2010 3:53 pm

    Hey, now. Did the head Lady Bison call our Wahine a bunch of hacks?

    And, if the Wahine pitching is so hittable why did Lipscomb lose three?

    Odd statements.

  343. koakane May 23, 2010 4:01 pm

    ralph made the call when the game was on around 10

  344. Bulla May 23, 2010 4:11 pm

    congrats to the Softbows….leadoff homer, gotta love that action 🙂

    any updates from the Horiuchi family? prayers being prayed……..

  345. haka May 23, 2010 4:12 pm

    I think that the Wahine have shown great composure. They believe in themselves and they understand what is at stake. Their goal is to get to College World Series and they know the task at hand. As with every team from Hawaii, they have to earn respect during the post season.

    Playing Alabama will introduce the team to nation and will no doubt, give them the exposure and kudos they deserve. They will be a big underdog, but that has always suited Hawaii teams well. We love to “prove them wrong”.

    When you get to this level of play everyone is great. It’s a best of three series and I think the Wahine feel very good about their chances. I feel good about their chances. Play with humility, play hard, put forth your best effort and good things will happen. Throw in a few ti leaves for luck and who knows?

    Go Wahine!

  346. koakane May 23, 2010 4:13 pm

    bet money that wahines get no love from any national news station for hitting 5 homes on 5 hits

    kazz this is my comment after the game today. you taking the bet 😯

  347. sjmacro May 23, 2010 4:19 pm

    wafan: “odd” 🙂 statements carried over from the JJ years –“We do what we do” and “Believe.”

    Actually Kazz might be able to help me out with remembering if Wahine gave Lipscomb chance by giving them a base on a Parnaby “illegal” pitch. 😛

  348. wafan May 23, 2010 4:19 pm


  349. wafan May 23, 2010 4:22 pm

    sj . . .

    HA! At least those statements from the JJ era do not sound like sour grapes.

  350. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 4:23 pm

    I didn’t know Lipscomb’s coach was GIANT _ _ _ _ .

  351. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 4:30 pm


    If I remember correctly CAL was in that tourney too and it was forever ago. I think we beat Lipscomb the first time 3-0 and then mercy ruled them 8-0 and had a close game, but still won.

  352. wafan May 23, 2010 4:37 pm

    Twenty-two more wake ups to go.

    While Hawai’i schools are already out they start in August (why?!?!).

    Nearly down to just two hands and two feet!!!


  353. wafan May 23, 2010 4:38 pm


  354. Garret May 23, 2010 4:46 pm

    The Big 10 may go to *20* teams if they get Texas?

    The key to the shakeup is whether the Big Ten opts to expand to 16 or become a mega-conference with 20 members. The linch-pin is Texas. If the Big Ten can entice Texas to join, it will expand to 20 and become the biggest power-broker in collegiate athletics.

    That will ignite an arms race with such strong leagues as the SEC and Pac-10 looking to expand to keep pace.

    The fallout will be more far-reaching than any volcano in Iceland could spew.

  355. Garret May 23, 2010 4:47 pm

    The SEC has apparently already met with CBS about expansion–that makes sense, since they will want more money from CBS if they expand…and CBS *will* give them more money if they get teams like Texas.

    Jimmy Hyams of WNML-AM 990 reports that, per a source close to CBS, commissioner Mike Slive has met with network officials regarding the SEC’s potential plans for expansion. Reportedly, Slive told the executives that their goal is to match the Big Ten team for team if they move to 16.

    In such a case, Hyams reports, Texas, Texas A&M, Florida State and Clemson would be their targets. If the first two could not be had, the two Texas schools would be replaced by Georgia Tech and Miami.

  356. LizKauai May 23, 2010 5:33 pm

    Hiya- gotta run- but before I do, Brew808 sent us a bunch of pix from the Wahine Softball game!


  357. wafan May 23, 2010 5:39 pm

    Thank you Brew and Liz!

  358. d1島 May 23, 2010 6:08 pm

    Mahalo βρεω808 and LizKauai!

    Hoping get a group shot with βρεω808!


  359. 808ike May 23, 2010 6:15 pm

    Thanks Brew and LizK. Great pics.

  360. 808ike May 23, 2010 6:16 pm


    Brew is the undercover Tsaiko.

  361. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 6:19 pm

    Mahalo to Brew808 for the pics indeed!!!

    Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s amazing. They say, “win and the respect will come”.

    Well… anyone care to justify WHY ESPNU’s breakdown of the NCAA Super Regionals FAILED to mention ANYTHING about the home run record breaking Rainbow Wahine that DISPATCHED Stanford on their home field and EMBARRASSED Texas Tech, a team that did get mention on ESPN yesterday as a team that “deserves to be in the Stanford regional championship game” yet FAILED again to mention their opponent and the ONLY UNDEFEATED team in the Stanford regional in HAWAII??????

    This will never change ladies and gentlemen… University of Hawaii athletes will ALWAYS have to go BEYOND winning to get any coverage. Poor Kelly Majam and Jessica Iwata have been studs and NOTHING. Yee this and Yee that. YEE IS GONE! 😆

    Just winning is not enough for Hawaii to get national coverage or mention.

    Mediocre performances and sloppy wins in big name conferences will continue to litter the airwaves and will continue to cash in on big TV contracts because that is supposedly what people want to see right???

    Who cares about a softball team that IS nationally ranked, that can hit home runs from 1-9 in the order, and that have VANQUISHED opponents on their way to meet the #1 seeded team in the country.

    No one can justify this and ANY attempt to do so is 21 slaps in the face to 21 hard working student athletes that represent the people of Hawaii and their university. Any justification of all this media discrimination equates to 4 backhanded chops to 4 hard working coaches that have done their jobs and MORE.

    Teams in BIG conferences have a history of winning and they get the attention and $$$$ deals, can’t help that. But how can ANYONE justify that when a team that is NOT the traditional big ones starts making noise ALL YEAR LONG, that they continue to get the shaft so that they remain unknown and continue to miss out on national exposure to increase their recruiting range, to get some mainland fans, to be attractive for future broadcasts????

    All of this HELPS teams become winners. Without this, teams remain short on recognition thus remaining short on a wider range of recruiting areas, thus remaining short on talent, and missing out on $$$$ TV deals in their conference.

    It’s a suffocation of revenue sharing while maintaining the status quo of the rich STAYING richer.

  362. SteveM May 23, 2010 6:20 pm

    RE: #359
    d1島 — Hmmm–that exactly what I told him. Thanks for posting the pix, Liz. I’m kinda busy painting myself for the 2nd day and accidentally breaking/replacing 16″ clay pot in mom’s garden. Good thing I can escape by going to work tomorrow.

    Congrats to the Wahine. I watched the stream…interesting that rascally brew808 was there in person. Way to represent, old friend!

  363. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 6:21 pm

    Kanoa Leahey on KHON is about to serve some media justice and mention the Rainbow Wahine on the sports report in a few minutes.

    Lord knows it will be the FIRST time today than anyone on TELEVISION even acknowledges what the Wahine did today.

  364. chawan_cut May 23, 2010 6:26 pm

    ok, time to disconnect myself from the world for the next 4.5 hours.

  365. Da Punchbowl Kid May 23, 2010 6:31 pm

    Great pics, brew! Thankee Ms. Kiz fer puttin’ em up!

  366. d1島 May 23, 2010 6:38 pm

    Eh, chawan_cut is “Lost”!

  367. papajoe2 May 23, 2010 6:49 pm

    Kazz, i watched the 5:00 news on KHNL or whatever the combined news is called. they did talk about the Wahine and actually showed pictures too. then i watched Kanoa too. at least we getting local coverage. no worry, once we play Alabama, we’ll be on national tv and the announcers have to study our softbows. they may be shocked as to how small Kelly is and all her homeruns. also Gonzo has a lot too. and Iwata too and….. well,you get the picture. They will also be shocked that the softbows just walloped the former national record of 134. 149 and counting! we’ll take the wins over the homers though.

  368. Slugger May 23, 2010 6:51 pm


    Mike Cherry did a piece on the Wahine & the BaseBows on the KGMB news already.

    I’m just so tempted to go to AL to watch the Super-Regional…wish I could…

  369. Stephen Tsai May 23, 2010 6:52 pm

    Maybe, the softball team doesn’t get the national respect, but at least each of its fans is in the know.
    Sometimes, it’s better to be part of a niche market.

  370. Slugger May 23, 2010 6:53 pm

    Thanks for the pics, Brew & LizK!

  371. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 6:56 pm

    Yes I was referring to local news coverage as opposed to ESPN dropping the ball.

  372. d1島 May 23, 2010 7:08 pm

    Maybe I gotta consider switching to watching tennis….

    The Williams sisters are known for shocking the masses with edgy on-court attire. But Venus Williams took her game to new heights this weekend, awing the crowd at Roland Garros with a dress reminiscent of something you’d likely see at a frat party on Halloween.

  373. βρεω808 May 23, 2010 7:19 pm

    You’re welcome…. 😀

    Did they interview the guy w/ the monkey on TV? The girls arrived too late to get the green Hawaii flag in as the back-drop.

    Being generous – there were 20-30 Tech fans. The rest of the “red shirts” were Stanford Ushers. The remaining fans were all for the UH Wahine!!! 😆

  374. PowderPuff May 23, 2010 7:30 pm

    Hey, Brew! Thanks for going (back) to Palo Alto to represent. Did you yell as loud as you did in Maples? 🙂

    Congratulations Rainbow Wahine….wooo hoooo! You ladies are awesome!!!

  375. addahknowjoe May 23, 2010 7:30 pm

    I say lets leave our lady softbows cruising under the radars.

    I will relish to watch ESPN back peddle and try to explain just what in the world came flyin’ out of left field to “SMACK” the entire nation square in the face!

    Something Wicked, This Way Comes… I love it!

  376. haka May 23, 2010 7:33 pm

    They did interview the guy with the rally monkey and the girls with the flag did get on camera at the end there.

  377. addahknowjoe May 23, 2010 7:33 pm


    I was just asked to take a survey right here on the blog. I declined but was taken to a site called, Dynamic Logic.


    Is this something new from HA?

  378. addahknowjoe May 23, 2010 7:36 pm

    Mahalo Brew! Awesome pics! Good to “not” see you at today’s game!

  379. βρεω808 May 23, 2010 7:37 pm

    Thanks haka! I guess the “men” went out last night and came back w/ the monkey! 😆

    The woman TV announcer came by asking “Where’s the monkey guy?” ….. 🙄

  380. Pomai May 23, 2010 7:44 pm

    I have to agree with a-joe, at first I was thinking like Kazzman, but then I thought what the hay, let the girls bats do our talking. Girls show no mercy, get them down and keep them down.

  381. A-House May 23, 2010 7:50 pm

    Up early to do laundry then off to Mililani for fun and food with family and friends. Just returned.


    Some one posted a day or 2 ago about “funding” post-season expenses for softball and unsure if I saw a response. How much is chargeable to UH.

    I still say that Benson is an idiot for sitting on his hands on expansion, but this may be the “reason” to dump him if things go wrong. He looks to add “lower tier” schools while others are looking for equal or better! Sure makes him look stupid!!!!!

  382. Pomai May 23, 2010 7:51 pm

    #378 addahknowjoe

    “Dynamic Logic” boy if that isn’t a oxymoron for the HA I don’t know what is. LOL

  383. Pomai May 23, 2010 7:53 pm


    Stupid is as Stupid does………………………..

  384. βρεω808 May 23, 2010 8:03 pm

    Pomai – please check your email. 🙂

  385. Slugger May 23, 2010 8:10 pm

    I agree w/ A-Joe. I’m sure the teams who will play the Wahine will scout them, but let’s surprise them and *smack* ’em on the side of the head when we play them. It’ll be a bigger story if/when we make it to the top.

  386. jm2375 May 23, 2010 8:12 pm

    Dynamic Logic sounds like something from “Lost” or “Flash Forward”…

  387. Ralph May 23, 2010 8:16 pm

    AJoe makes a good observation, it is better for our girls to go “under the radar” and focus on winning. Less media distractions will let the girls have their fun without someone poking a notepad, calling their cellphone for an interview, having a microphone or camera shoved in front of their faces. Having fun and getting game ready will bring the best out of our Na Wahine come game time. Just win Na Wahine, everything else takes care of itself.

  388. d1島 May 23, 2010 8:25 pm


    lots of oysters.
    Does Wena know about this? Yet?

  389. Slugger May 23, 2010 8:27 pm

    Initially, the young woman interviewing the guy (‘ohana?) with the rally monkey thought it was a bear. The rally monkey wore number 17 which is not on the roster. 🙂 I’m sure ‘ohana will be traveling to Tuskaloosa, so they’ll have some fans there.


    Who are the Tsaikos in the east who might be able to make the games?

    I have a classmate in Tuskegee, but that’s 2.5 hrs. away from Tuskaloosa.

  390. papajoe2 May 23, 2010 8:29 pm

    being that Kelly Majam is so small compared to your proto-type home run hitter, maybe when they go to Alabama, maybe they could switch identities within the team. Makani could say she’s Kelly and be interviewed. Kelly could be Grimes. Amanda could switch with J. Iwata, etc. etc. etc. they could have a team joke and suprise the heck out of the ignorant media. I’m only joking on this, but just imagine how hilarious it would be. but then, that’s just me.

  391. d1島 May 23, 2010 8:30 pm


  392. Not an Expert May 23, 2010 8:58 pm

    The Wahine softball team just needs to win against Bama. If they don’t ESPN and the rest of the establishment will convey once again all the negatives they can find to put them down. (The negative spin) Imagine how much coverage a big name school would be getting if they were on a record homerun streak playing in the regional and now a super regional.

    Conspiracy? None dare call it that.

    If UH had money like any big school they could build an athletic dynasty here in Hawaii. Let me correct that. If UH had the right type of people with money like any big school they could build an athletic dynasty here in Hawaii.

    How? By building the best facilities and maintaining & upgrading these facilities so they will continue to be the best. Hire the best name coaches with success at the highest levels. Having private jets, small ones to bring in the recruits and for small athletic teams to travel in. A larger one for the football team or any large number athletic team.

    Find a way for families to view the games played by their children who live across the country. Meaning with the computer age and technology Hawaii could create a way to stream the games over the internet. (Find ways to override the control of the networks).

    Bring in national media people here for a vacation for reporting about UH athletics. PR.

    Can one imagine Hawaii being in the top 5 of all the different sports. Teams coming to Hawaii not having to be concerned about losing, because they are playing the best and on top of that paid millions of dollars to come and play.

    Thinking outside the box and more than likely just dreaming the impossible dream.

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  395. A-House May 23, 2010 9:24 pm

    not an expert:

    no, no. agree with your “outside the box” mentality,
    unfortunately, UH does not have the expertise and/or funds to arrive at such a conclusion!

    small minds with tunnel vision can be a very dangerous thing!!!

  396. addahknowjoe May 23, 2010 9:31 pm

    Not and Expert– I like your style of thinking and your “Why not” attitude.

    You’ve got the ball rollin!

  397. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 9:37 pm

    All the more amazing what Coach Coolen has been able to do.

  398. SteveM May 23, 2010 9:40 pm

    May 23rd, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    Initially, the young woman interviewing the guy (‘ohana?) with the rally monkey thought it was a bear. The rally monkey wore number 17 which is not on the roster. I’m sure ‘ohana will be traveling to Tuskaloosa, so they’ll have some fans there.


    Who are the Tsaikos in the east who might be able to make the games?

    I have a classmate in Tuskegee, but that’s 2.5 hrs. away from Tuskaloosa.

    Slugger — known mainland Tsai-kos are listed by state at…


    …however, most east of mctruck and south of CRW have not posted in a long time. If they are lurking now, maybe they’ll say “hi” again. 😕

  399. Kazz ($100.00) May 23, 2010 9:42 pm


    May 23rd, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    being that Kelly Majam is so small compared to your proto-type home run hitter, maybe when they go to Alabama, maybe they could switch identities within the team. Makani could say she’s Kelly and be interviewed. Kelly could be Grimes. Amanda could switch with J. Iwata, etc. etc. etc. they could have a team joke and suprise the heck out of the ignorant media. I’m only joking on this, but just imagine how hilarious it would be. but then, that’s just me.


    I like how you think sir!

  400. Old Diver May 23, 2010 9:43 pm

    If anyone has ideas to improve athletics at UH then they should contact JD. Outside the box, inside the box, under the rubbish can, really doesn’t matter what kind of idea it is. Unfortunately most of the out of the box ideas require money, and lots of it. Unless you are a member of a BCS conference with hordes of TV money, good out of the box ideas are difficult to come by.

  401. sjmacro May 23, 2010 9:51 pm

    papajoe2: #391– Dem HI Wahines all look alike. 😆

  402. al May 23, 2010 10:02 pm

    slugger…they interviewed ricketts much later. she was very candid and represented her team well.

  403. papajoe2 May 23, 2010 10:09 pm

    #400 Kazz, you know that my #391 post is only for amusement. we could never mess with the media because the pen is way mightier than 149 home runs and the sword. still i welcome your own thoughts on switching identities among the ladies and mock interviews. hahahahaha.

  404. Slugger May 23, 2010 10:17 pm


    Thanks for the info. Sorry I missed it. I had to skedaddle to visit w/ a classmate who has MS & is at Kuakini. He’s still joking even though he can’t move most of his body anymore. He said his Dad wanted to give him the middle name of Patrick. His last name is Lau. His Mom never got the joke. … P. Lau … and she was a Robello. Glad he’s still laughing.

  405. papajoe2 May 23, 2010 10:22 pm

    Kazz, imagine Coach Coolen with a wig and with his mustache and beard and insisting that he is Kelly Majam and all of his/her home runs are legit. bwhahahaha

  406. al May 23, 2010 10:26 pm

    so here’s a thought…

    so let’s say we are unable to “get” the run n shoot. say the coaches just can’t get it and attempts to find a way to hire mouse davis go sour.

    we could opt for the spread option run by paul johnson or kenny niumatololo with the likes of david “take em to the” graves and incoming kenny “never been to” spain. convert some slotbacks to runners.


  407. jm2375 May 23, 2010 10:30 pm

    OK, chawan, you can come out now.

  408. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:46 pm



  409. d1島 May 23, 2010 10:47 pm

    …totally different OL mindset.

  410. chawan_cut May 23, 2010 10:52 pm

    i’ve always been LOST before, during, and forever after the show.

  411. madeinhawaii May 23, 2010 10:57 pm

    Gotta make sure we keep our winning coaches.. Plan ahead.. prepare for the contract well in advance.. make the pitch early..

  412. madeinhawaii May 23, 2010 10:58 pm

    If we focus on keeping our winning coaches, eventually we will have winning programs in all sports..

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  414. LizKauai (iPhone) May 23, 2010 11:26 pm

    Ok. Back from a great grad party.

    Interesting chatter about the non- recognized Wahine. Well, we are in in His Hands and I say – good for ESPN and the NCAA, etc. I just want the Wahine to keep doing what they’re doing and stay focused on the prize.
    Don’t let anything or anyone deter you or chink the team unity by blatheringing about this person or that person.
    The Wahine are going to hit the Super as underdogs and get it done just like they did this week. Marching, marching, the Hawaii Horde. Pickin up fans, admirers and even some recruits- who knows?

    Hope some Tsai-kos are able to go!!!

    Nitey nite and Tsweet Tsoftball dreams!

  415. Capital -ist/WassupDoc May 24, 2010 12:05 am

    Thirteen of the top sixteen seeds made it into the Super Regionals. Only eight of them will survive into the Softball World Series. At this level, there are no bad teams or weak teams.

    Na Wahine will play their best game this season on Friday.

  416. al May 24, 2010 2:08 am


    May 23rd, 2010 at 10:46 pm


    subliminal message…no?

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  418. postmanke May 24, 2010 4:54 am

    re: 407

    Yes =)

    ..soon enough, it’s coming.

  419. LizKauai (iPhone) May 24, 2010 6:08 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  420. d1島 May 24, 2010 6:25 am

    Great Morning All!


    Not subliminal; simple.

  421. Pomai May 24, 2010 6:37 am

    #393 Not an Expert:
    First JD needs to get rid of the fumbler’s dead wood.

  422. protector May 24, 2010 6:49 am

    al on 409 & postmanke on 419,

    I think the stars & the team are aligned for the true ‘run-n-shoot’ (in it’s purest form) to re-appear. The weak points that may impede progress are under-achievement by the O-Line & if Moniz fails to re-gain his form & doesn’t re-capture his top-gun status. All the other weaknesses in other units seem to be squared away, including the kicking game (geez, even Enos looked solid in the Spring). I say Moniz comes back strong & that Coach Shaw will have his troops ready to play. Although USC will be ready, they don’t yet realize their absolute worst nightmare is going to happen; being embarrassed on national television.

  423. protector May 24, 2010 7:03 am

    troll on 314,

    Do you really think that UH will average only 1 and 1/2 touchdowns in the coming season (going by your $20 total / $1 a touchdown figure)? I’d like to make a personal wager with you but that would mean we’d reveal true identities. A number of tsaikos know my name, but if you’re afraid to reveal it here we could set up a neutral party that you trust & that I can approve of. My estimate would at least be double of yours. We can set the number at 25. At 25 we push. 24 & below, you win, 26 and above, I win. Amount wagered: negotiable. What do you say? Please decide quickly as we’re still unsure as to what form the blog will take. Of course, I doubt you’ll take up the gauntlet.

  424. protector May 24, 2010 7:12 am

    re: 424,

    Sorry troll, my figures are off. The fairer above/below line would be 30. 29 or below, you win. 31 and above, I win. Ball’s in your court if you got any. I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is and believe me, with my tight financial situation it’s not a whimsical thing; I don’t have a lot of discretionary cash/mad money.

  425. djmitcho May 24, 2010 7:33 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Hope everyone has a good Monday. Good Luck to the Na Wahine as they head down south.

  426. Da Punchbowl Kid May 24, 2010 7:35 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I agree with your #423, protector!

  427. Slugger May 24, 2010 7:37 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Good luck to the Wahine in Tuskaloosa!

  428. d1島 May 24, 2010 7:57 am

    Congratulations to the Linfield Wildcats who qualified for the D3 Baseball Championships over the weekend. Play starts on Friday in Appleton, WI.

    One Hawaii player on Coach Scot Brosius’ roster: Frosh Geoff Kunita (Punahou)

    Go ‘Cats!

  429. Da Punchbowl Kid May 24, 2010 8:03 am

    Q: Why did the ivory hunter go to Alabama?

    A: Because in Alabama, the Tuskaloosa! 😆

  430. d1島 May 24, 2010 8:18 am


    Were you up all night thinkin’ of that one? 😉

  431. Pomai May 24, 2010 8:18 am

    Is very disappointed in the local coverage of the Na Wahine, can you imagine the coverage if the basketball team made it into the sweet sixteen? But that will soon change when Na Wahine win it all!!!

  432. labrat May 24, 2010 9:06 am

    The Texas Tech coach said it all. When they looked at the Wahine lineup they couldn’t pitch around anyone. And that is how it has been for the wahine this season. If you try to pitch around one the next one will pick it up. And they all can go long.

  433. al May 24, 2010 9:21 am

    if the wahine are to advance. somehow, kaia parnaby will need to become a part of this.

  434. d1島 May 24, 2010 9:40 am

    Tough realities for scholar-athletes is attracting attention of the Feds.

    The NCAA says its rules are clear. Athletic scholarships are one-year, “merit-based” awards that require both demonstrated academic performance as well as “participation expectations” on the playing field.

    College sport watchdogs — and, occasionally, athletes themselves — tell a different story. They see unkept promises and bottom-line decisions at odds with the definition of student-athlete.

    Those discrepancies apparently have caught the attention of the U.S. Justice Department. Its antitrust division is investigating the one-year renewable scholarship, with agents interviewing NCAA officials and member schools. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined comment because the probe, announced on May 6, is ongoing.

  435. al May 24, 2010 9:42 am

    d1…perhaps a minimum two year period needs to be implemented?

  436. d1島 May 24, 2010 9:47 am

    Tough to balance the interests of all parties.

  437. d1島 May 24, 2010 9:48 am


  438. duffer (iPhone) May 24, 2010 9:50 am

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  439. Pomai May 24, 2010 9:57 am

    athletes themselves — tell a different story. They see unkept promises and bottom-line decisions at odds with the definition of student-athlete.

    How many times have we seen a student athlete kept on scholarship an not even play due to reasons not related to sports, sure there will be a few mishaps but over all I think the schools have been pretty good in dealing with students on scholarships. There is always going to be a D. Smith!!!!

  440. d1島 May 24, 2010 10:03 am


    Other than the one-year sit-out rule, it seems that the NCAA is mostly relying on self-policing.

    Requiring Division I transfers to sit out a year before competing for a new school prevents coaches from recruiting players away from other schools, said Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams.

    Coaches who routinely “run off” players risk sullying their reputation — and losing recruits to other coaches who would point out that track record, he added.

    “I don’t know many coaches who do that,” Williams said. “If you develop a reputation for doing that, you probably won’t be coaching very long.”

  441. al May 24, 2010 10:07 am

    looks like i need to go see some folks in maui.

  442. al May 24, 2010 10:08 am


  443. NorthShoreFan May 24, 2010 10:24 am

    Kazz, don’t sweat national recognition. Na Wahine will gain from this Super Regional appearance and the one thing they can do to help themselves is to WIN!
    Alabama gets the love because of the programs they run, not just softball. Na Wahine can show the rest of the country they are not a passing fancy. This Super Regional appearance is a huge step up for the program.
    It was great to know that Na Wahine was not celebrating like they reached their goal. It looks like they are still focused and stilll on a mission. This is what they need. Focus, play for each other, play for themselves, play loose because each and every game they play is some of the gravy for a “record” setting year.
    That Lady Buffalo coach is just one mad buffalo after being taught by Na Wahine that we do play some pretty good softball out here. Her analysis is down to earth. That being said, Alabama can be hit too and Na Wahine will put the “BIG SMACK” on them!

  444. NorthShoreFan May 24, 2010 10:36 am

    from the Lady Bufalo coach…
    On Alabama pitcher Kelsi Dunne:
    “She’s a great pitcher. As soon as she gets you guessing, you are just about done. That’s what she did to us today. Yesterday when we saw her, we were guessing a little too much early in the game, but then we settled in and started taking our hacks and being aggressive. Today I thought we were taking our hacks and being aggressive, but we just were guessing a little bit more than we were yesterday.”

    So…see ball…hit ball…not much guessing?

  445. NorthShoreFan May 24, 2010 10:44 am

    Alabama Stats..
    Kelsey Dunne…1.89 era
    Lauren Sewell..2.19 era
    Charlotte Morgan..3.42 era
    Amada Locke..2.92 era
    Team…2.38 Opponents…7.22

  446. LiteTsaik(o) May 24, 2010 10:48 am

    What I find remarkable about this Wahine Softball Team is that their success so far in the postseason is that they have accomplished it all on the road. Think about it, on the road since May 10, long plane rides, long van rides, sleeping in strange surroundings in strange beds, playing in mostly unfamiliar fields, eating fast food, traveling through different time zones and thousands of miles. They don’t have the luxury of being at home through the regionals and superregionals like Washington, Alabama, etc. I truly believe they have remarkable will and resolve, both physically and especially mentally. They are playing with a purpose and they are taking us along for this glorious ride. Feel the rush!!

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