Congrats to the Rainbow Wahine softball team for winning the WAC regular-season title. Well deserved.

And also a “nice job” goes to our blog readers, namely Mei Ling, for organizing the “donation” stand at the game; all contributions go to the softball program. Mei Ling has been a dedicated volunteer for Na Koa the past year, and even though she had been away from the islands for a few decades, she has embraced UH athletics since her return.

As always, I had nothing to do with any of the good deeds the readers do. You guys are special people, and deserve credit for your kindness.

* * * * *

It was great to hear — shhh, I’m still in the Bay Area — that running back Chizzy Dimude had a big night in the Warrior Bowl.

It is known that Dimude is quick, a nice complement to No. 1 running back Alex Green. UH had tried to work him in as a slotback last year to get him more touches. But Dimude also is tough He played all of last season with a labrum tear in his left shoulder, an injury that required post-season surgery. He also has dealt with a groin injury this spring.

* * * * *

Rocky Savaiigaea practiced at nose tackle during yesterday first day of the San Francisco 49ers’ mini-camp in Santa Clara. Savaiigaea was a nose tackle under Jerry Glanville in 2005 and 2006, but has played defensive tackle ever since.

Aaron Kia is practicing at right guard for the 49ers. Kia and Savaiigaea did not have to go up against each other during yesterday’s drills.

Savaiigaea said Isa‘ako “Isaac” Sopoaga is the starting left end, and that recently signed Travis LaBoy has been working as a third-team defensive lineman. But Savaiigaea said LaBoy had a great practice yesterday.

* * * * *

Happy birthday to JM2375.

* * * * *

Tomorrow is the last day of The Honolulu Advertiser under Gannett, but several who have decided not to work for the transition company said their goodbyes yesterday. Too many to mention (let alone photograph), but great thanks to all. It really has been a privilege to have worked with so many great people.


  1. Ralph May 1, 2010 12:26 am

    first and foremost

  2. Ralph May 1, 2010 12:28 am

    so where’s everybody. Too much activities in the quarry tonight, everyone tired out. The adrenaline is still flowing in our Kazz, he can’t sleep, one of the few that’s up.

  3. Ralph May 1, 2010 12:30 am

    third team, not a place to be, I hope Travis moves up quickly, because they eventually cut their final roster to 56 total players.

  4. al May 1, 2010 12:50 am

    ralphie…we were all at a celebration party after the game. where were you?

  5. Stephen Tsai May 1, 2010 1:17 am

    Ever go to sleep, think you’ve been asleep forever, and wake up an hour later? That’s me.

  6. protector May 1, 2010 1:22 am

    Congrats to the Wahine / SoftBows! Awesome performance. I like that they gave Michelle Moses her first defeat. Yes, I know they have 2 other formidable pitchers, but that first game had to have dampened their enthusiasm & gave them a lot of food for thought.

  7. Momo May 1, 2010 1:36 am

    wow top ten…First for me. Great wahine win and keep it up…

  8. Momo May 1, 2010 1:38 am

    Am up at this hour because my three year old grand son who was sleep over to night got a bad ear ache and got the whole house up…I sure forgot these kind of days and really did not know what to do…

  9. cheepono May 1, 2010 2:10 am

    top 10!

    cheepono out.


  10. midnight May 1, 2010 2:28 am

    Top 10?

  11. midnight May 1, 2010 2:30 am


    Happy May Day everyone! The ones who are awake at this 2am hour., and later to the ones who wake up during the regular morning hours. Good job, Mei Ling.
    Hello to wafan – you are not up? Love to all the Tsaikos.

  12. Ralph May 1, 2010 2:40 am

    Momo, you nudge wifey out of bed, tell her her grandson is calling for her.

  13. Ralph May 1, 2010 2:57 am

    Al you must be dreaming, I know you never showed up! 🙁

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  19. bluefintuna May 1, 2010 4:39 am

    Leila writes a nice article today in covering the Warrior Bowl. She’s a pleasant reprieve from the regular writer that covers UH football.

  20. βρεω808 May 1, 2010 4:41 am

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  21. Bulla May 1, 2010 5:26 am

    Warrior Bowl was interesting, met a lovely sportswriter walking the field, she said she was covering for the ‘other guy’ in SF….hmmmmmm, was great hearing the cheers coming from the softball stadium. mahalo for the updates on the blog, that’s how we knew what was going on 🙂

  22. wafan May 1, 2010 5:47 am

    Merry Lei Day!

  23. wafan May 1, 2010 5:48 am

    Very appropriate Lei Day and Wahine Senior Night.

    Drape the place with lei!

  24. wafan May 1, 2010 5:49 am

    Congratulations once again to the WAC Champions SoftBows!!!

    Bravissimo Wahine!!!

  25. wafan May 1, 2010 5:51 am

    Will the athletic department fund bracelets for the wahine or will some other funding source need to be “found”?

  26. duffer May 1, 2010 6:05 am


    Congratulations to the Wahine Softball WAC CHAMPIONS!!!!!

  27. Stephen Tsai May 1, 2010 6:07 am

    Re: Bracelets.
    I’m not sure how the breakdown goes for each sport. For instance, the football team got rings for the 1992 Holiday Bowl, 2007 Sugar Bowl season and 2008 Hawaii Bowl But I think the 2007 and 2008 rings were part of the bowl-prize gifts they would have received, anyway.
    The Wahine volleyball team, meanwhile, will get a ring for a national championship, not a WAC title.
    I suspect the Rainbow Wahine softball team will receive rings if it reaches the College World Series.

  28. wafan May 1, 2010 6:09 am

    jm2 – 4 – 6 – 8! Who really needs to celebrate?

    You! You!

    Happy Birthday!!!

  29. Bulla May 1, 2010 6:13 am

    i apologize……..


    the Rodney Dangerfields of collegiate softball 🙁

  30. d1島 May 1, 2010 6:15 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations WAC Champion SoftBows!

    Again, great job Tsaikos!

  31. Annoddah Dave May 1, 2010 6:16 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    I enjoy baseball because it is a slow game and it fits my style. But the Wahine Softball game was so fast. Albeit, 7 innings and it goes like a flash. Was able to catch some of the Warrior scrimmage sitting on the top deck then walk over with the rest of the blog dogs to the field. It was neat to see the interest of UH events happening at the same time. Hopefully, the administration will see how much UH means to the people and plan events that capitalize on creating that fan friendly feeling throughout the year.

    Blog dogs, Koakane suggested we crank up donations after every Wahine home run. We need some of you to help feed the till so that the rest of the crowd gets into it!

  32. d1島 May 1, 2010 6:16 am


    And she turned out a really good article about the Warrior Bowl!

  33. Bulla May 1, 2010 6:22 am


    she did a great job, just her professional self 🙂 you wouldn’t believe who we were sitting next to at the Warrior Bowl………Leilehua HC, coach Tokuda…..memories……..light the corner of my mind………haha, all good. Lua and Ana were right there also.

    we gots a looooooooong way to go before we walk under the lights at Aloha as UH Warriors………….obviously painful, but it’s a process.

    a birdie told me that the O line was not ‘as ready’ as the D line, so LB’s were told not to blitz, and the D was told to just run a Base, with no blitzes from anyone……hmmmmmm


  34. d1島 May 1, 2010 6:25 am

    Slugger/Annodah Dave,

    That’s why I brought up the “Dollars for Doinks” idea. Actually got the idea from a guy I used to work with who played pro ball back in the day. In some minor league parks the custom was whenever you jacked one out, fans would walk down to the backstop and stick money in the fence and you’d come around and scoop up your reward after crossing the plate. He said it would often total to pretty good bonus for them.
    Not necessarily just $1.00 bills but I’m sure there were denominations of all kinds….maybe call it “Bucks for Bashes”.
    But anyway, it would certainly fit the “bill” for capitalizing on fan excitement/appreciation whenever someone goes yard!

  35. d1島 May 1, 2010 6:28 am


    AzOK…I’m sure nobody going run blitz packages against us anyway! 😈

    Speaking of HS coaches…you heard, eh?

  36. d1島 May 1, 2010 6:30 am

    Interesting posters late last night. 🙄

  37. Annoddah Dave May 1, 2010 6:31 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Sorry, forgot mention that it was d1 who also had the idea of “dollars for doinks” in the previous post. Koakane mentioned the idea of home run bucks after the game.

    I guess we will need some signs with “$s 4 Doinks”, “Banger Bucks”, “Wham, Bam, Grand $lam”, etc.

  38. d1島 May 1, 2010 6:37 am

    Annoddah Dave,

    Would need to get the players to “buy in” by running by the fence and picking up the $ (then probably dropping it all in a bucket in plain sight of all) to get all the fans “into” the idea.

  39. Bulla May 1, 2010 7:10 am

    yep, got the 411 on that one……..interesting, how would you feel if you were 4th on the list, haha, oh well.

  40. d1島 May 1, 2010 7:11 am

    4th?!?! 😆

  41. Pomai May 1, 2010 7:21 am

    #28 wafan
    Sorry to say that I have been told that they have no $$$$ for any kind of award for winning the WAC. So I guess we do it again, will be putting something together shortly an will post it here an also by email.

    What I noticed last night was that before and during the game they (the girls) seem very relaxed and had their game face on, but when the last out came you could see in their faces a big sense of relief an when they announced that they had won the WAC they acted just like a bunch of girls, it was great to see the joy on their faces.

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  43. wafan May 1, 2010 7:31 am

    Bravo to another Wahine team. Tennis is in the WAC semi-finals in, of all places, Fresno.


  44. NYUH May 1, 2010 7:34 am

    Passing—Shane Austin, 4-7-2-39; Brent Rausch, 11-17-0-92; David Graves, 4-7-0-46; Cayman Shutter, 8-12-1-61; Corey Neilsen, 4-7-0-36.

    ??? That is a lot of passes. I take it Austin didn’t have a great night.

  45. wafan May 1, 2010 7:42 am

    Pomai . . .

    Thanks for the heads up.

  46. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 1, 2010 7:47 am

    I second that Pomai!

    All season long we’ve seen them on a pretty even level even when celebrating home runs. In retrospect this team has had a very “business-like” aura about them since February.


    It was nice to see them really celebrate something last night.


    Afterwards… They looked the same as they always did after every game.

    Its scary how mentally stable this team appears to be.

  47. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 1, 2010 7:53 am

    Too Good MEI LING!

    Great Job Princess!

    Congrats to our Wahine softball team!

  48. Pauoa Boy May 1, 2010 7:58 am

    Chee Huu, congrats to the Softball Girlies for whoopin that Fresno Puppy arse last night and for the rest of the series. Wish I could’ve been at the Warrior Bowl, but I heard good and bad things about it. Oh well hopefully the Coaches will go back to the film and correct the mistakes in the summer, then get ready for pound the Pasadena Pretty Boys! Glad to see Alex Green and Chizzy Dimude getting some shine on, hopefully they can be beasts in the backfield. I think most of our success will depend on the Lineman this year on both sides of the ball, so I hope the boys continue to work hard and take care each other to become a dominating force this year!!!

  49. Pauoa Boy May 1, 2010 8:00 am

    Happy Birthday JM2375!!! Have a great day Aunty!

  50. Bulla May 1, 2010 8:07 am


    you’re absolutely on the money, and we’ve got some work to do….starting today…….a good question would be… many Warriors are training today, or did they take the day ‘off’ because they played a controlled scrimmage last night?

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, all about choices…………….

  51. Pomai May 1, 2010 8:12 am

    Kazz I think the home run by Katie was celebrated with a little more enthusiasm then the others, I guess because she is playing in her last series at home.

  52. Kazz May 1, 2010 8:20 am


    Grimes looked a little more animated than she usually does, but hey… Here’s to hoping that wasn’t her last homer at home… Still get two games today yeah? 😎

  53. Maverick May 1, 2010 8:20 am

    Having flashbacks to the 2006 season. The best running/passing balance yet.
    Media will take notice once the warriors recapture this very important tactic for winning consistently.

  54. Kazz May 1, 2010 8:22 am

    That homer by Grimes was kind of crazy too. It had some hang time on it and even the left and center fielders looked like they had chance on it, but you could see hope MELT away from their body language and by then Grimes was already rounding 3rd. 😆

  55. Pomai May 1, 2010 8:28 am

    Kazz I think the best play for the whole game was #14 Alexandra Aguirre’s catch that robbed the bulldogs of a home run.

  56. whitey May 1, 2010 8:38 am

    Happy Birthday jm2375!!!!! Enjoy your day!!!!

  57. Kazz May 1, 2010 8:42 am


    The outfield was awesome. Pu’u-Warren was solid, and yes Aguirre had the PLAY OF THE NIGHT, actually, as SICK as all the homers have been all year long, some defensive “gems” have been highlight worthy.

    The backhanded/”fade-away” toss from Yoshikawa to Tauali’i in the SJSU series was AWESOME and most recently Aguirre’s home run stealing out last night was awesome.

  58. Bulla May 1, 2010 8:44 am

    kazz and pomai,

    they showed that catch on the news…awesome concentration by the left fielder, feel for the fence, gauge yourself, and WHAPAH…..steal that homer 🙂

    think it was KHON had the best angle on the homerun shots, because they were shots……..seeeeeeeeeeee yaaaaaaaaaaaaa….WHAPAH…..once again

    good luck to the WAC champs, now go Whack’em 🙂 🙂

  59. A-House May 1, 2010 8:46 am

    We add our congratulations to the 2010 WAC Softball champions — HAWAII.

    Homeruns, defensive gems galore!

    2 more today and hope it’s a SWEEP!!!!!!!

    Be there or be square!!!!

  60. LiteTsaik(o) May 1, 2010 8:55 am

    First post on this blog. First off, you Tsaikos are some of the most creative, innovative, action orientated fans. To come up with the idea of a donation box and to put it in action in so short a time is a testament to you all. Second, I’ve been reading this blog a long time, and you guys and gals always crack me up, sooo funny. Always makes my day brighter. Third comment, about Katie’s home run. I was sitting next to her dad (and family), and when she hit that homer, he was so proud and happy. He’s a very, very nice, down to earth person.

  61. Kazz May 1, 2010 9:00 am


    WELCOME! Introduce yourself in person next time, and hopefully today!!!

  62. Kazz May 1, 2010 9:05 am

    AUWE to Hawaii News Now!!! I could have sworn I saw them interviewing Bob Coolen last night after the game, so I go home to watch the news to see what coach had to say and NADA!!! NOTHING!

  63. Bulla May 1, 2010 9:05 am

    i suggest LiteTsaiko introduce themselves to KK first…..anything with a Lite nomenclature needs authorization first!!! haha haha 🙂

  64. bluefintuna May 1, 2010 9:16 am

    Re-UH’s teams senior nights

    Nowhere in the country do other athletic programs show as much homage to their departing seniors on “Senior Night” as Hawaii does.

    I’ve seen departing seniors covered with tons of leis, flowers and mostly smiles.

    I’ve seen them run around the bases, take a last shot of the basketball or take a lap around the field. Or take a bow at court side.

    The reputable sendoff is so captivating that visiting teams have at times asked permission to watch.

    When the introductions are made of the departing seniors you see them accompanied by their parents, relatives, love ones and friends and you note the smiles and tears of joy merging together by all.

    It’s a moment to treasure. It’s engraved in pictures and memories. And it finds a place in everyone’s heart.

    Some parents and relatives of the departing seniors travel from far away distances in making this pilgrimage that it’s touching to see, also.

    In addition to the senior night sendoff, I’m also seeing how the school’s athletic site makes a video sendoff of the seniors, too. Similarly with the school’s newspaper with a composite of each of the seniors.

    Also the media, newspapers and blogs send the seniors off in style, too.

    Only in Hawaii.

    Tonight it’s senior night for five of the members of the UH Wahine softball team. They’ll have the stage. The spotlight. The sendoff. And in the shadows, seemingly, will be the well wishers, including the coaches, administrators, relatives, friends and fans with a deep appreciation towards them for making this journey to Hawaii. And representing themselves, school, team and state very well. Best wishes and Aloha to the five, Katie Grimes, Tasha Pagdilao, Kanani Pu‘u-Warren, Amanda Tauali‘i, and Traci Yoshikawa.

  65. jm2375 May 1, 2010 9:32 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Saturday! Great win last night by the Wahine and thanks to all who attended the game and donated!

    Thanks guys for the birthday wishes. I get to start out my birthday by taking keeed to her doctor’s appt. 😈 Oh, well, supposed to go out to dinner tonight. Gonna brave the tourii in Waikiki.

  66. SteveM May 1, 2010 9:43 am

    Good morning everyone!


  67. Ralph May 1, 2010 9:50 am

    Wie at -14 thru 10, one stroke ahead of Lincicome who just finished the 10th hole.

  68. Ralph May 1, 2010 9:51 am

    If Wie holds her lead thru today, this tournament is winnable. In the past, she usually had a bad 2nd or 3rd round, followed by a sizzling finish in the 4th round.

  69. Ralph May 1, 2010 9:59 am

    D1 we got to have 8 foot players to retrieve any money left in the fence surrounding the dugout and home plate. The design of the field is the pits, poor sightlines even after they made the correction by adding several feet of dirt to raise the entire field. And I’m sure they were 80% locally designed and the workforce was at least 80% local.

  70. haka May 1, 2010 10:03 am

    Go SoftBows!
    Go TenniBows!
    Go PoloBows!
    Go TrackBows!
    Go SailBows!
    Go BaseBows!
    Go Warriors!
    Go UH!

  71. Ralph May 1, 2010 10:04 am

    happy birthday JM, see you at the sb stadium, go Na Wahine

  72. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 1, 2010 10:05 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JM!!!! :mrgreen:

  73. Pomai May 1, 2010 10:11 am

    Slugger check your email.

  74. koakane May 1, 2010 10:14 am

    glorious morning to the tsaiko’s here and on the continent

    congrats to WAC sball champs dahl wahines. very impressive win last night all cylinders were in sync last nite. keep it up tonight and keep pounding the dawgs. sat next to puu warren gandma, she was happy her granddaughter made super catches in right but now want her to start hitting the ball. bwhaaaa if you reading this listen to gradma now.

    adding mahalos to the Fresno state parents who donated to the cause last night.

    caught some of the scrimmage. at times both o and d looked impressive but they still have a way to go. back to the intangibles such as working out on their own or in groups to improve their skill and techniques while building some muscle strength. you can do it imua warriors

    warrior bball team bounce back today if can can if no can still can

  75. koakane May 1, 2010 10:16 am

    dahl disregard

  76. Pomai May 1, 2010 10:19 am

    JM the perfect birthday would end with a sweep of the fresnecks!!! Have a good one.

  77. Kazz May 1, 2010 10:31 am

    What? The Fresno State people donated? Hmmmm…

    A different breed of dog fans for softball than those thugs for FSU football I guess huh?

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  79. Kazz May 1, 2010 10:41 am

    Oh GAWD… expect the LARGEST crowd to ever attend a Wahine softball game EVER to be in attendance today.

  80. koakane May 1, 2010 10:55 am

    kazz no forget no can accept credit card

  81. Kazz May 1, 2010 11:06 am


    May 1st, 2010 at 10:55 am
    kazz no forget no can accept credit card

    Nah, cash is bettah. The ones I had out last night were MAXED out anyway!!! 😆

  82. Kazz May 1, 2010 11:08 am

    BTW, I realized I missed my 10 year HS reunion last Saturday.

    Someone I haven’t spoken with in a long time got my # somehow and asked me, “are you going tonight”? To which I replied, “you crazy? IT’S THE MPSF PLAYOFFS AND WE’RE HOSTING!!!”


  83. A-House May 1, 2010 11:09 am

    What, JM2375 get B-day 2-day!!! How come you neva tell us las nite?

    and, you goin miss tonite? OK, a most Happy Birfday to U!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. A-House May 1, 2010 11:12 am

    An internet Mahalo, that’s thank you, for non-Hawaii folks, to all Fresno St softball fans who donated last night to the UH Wahine Softball program.

    Truly, thank you!

  85. Sam Owens May 1, 2010 11:22 am


    congrats to all including Michelle Wie, for anyone who has golfed, it is a challenge to say the least.

    ralph, you really are Cliff from Cheers reincarnated…..that guy cracked me up just like you, he knew ‘everything’ and was unashamed to share that with everyone….. haha but you know so much….. from golf to softball stadiums….really impressive… many years did you coach collegiately? with your wealth of knowledge i am sure those institutions are all too grateful. your analytical abilities to the most minor detail would impress a NASA engineer….but hey, this is sports……

    love your comments, makes me grateful to work for a delivery company with 3 letters, not too much i have to remember.

    hope to see everyone at the Wahine game…..maybe a little red jacket and some little cymbals for Ralph by the collection point might bring in some BIG bucks………or DPK in a malo…….or Bulla in spandex…….or Ajoe in a thong……..or KK in speedos………ouch, now i wish i were blind………haha

  86. Kazz May 1, 2010 11:44 am

    The Wahine will probably face FSU’s Morgan Melloh today at 4pm. Her ERA has sunk a bit but still deadly.

    Me thinks Majam will join her senior teammates in some of the glory tonight. 😎

  87. Kazz May 1, 2010 11:53 am

    I dunno… Michelle Wie is a pro and gets paid pro kala for being a pro. No need to defend Ms. Wie. You make all that money, get prepared to take in all kinds of comments good or bad.

    I still wanna know what she did with that giant purple and white urn though.

  88. Kazz May 1, 2010 11:54 am

    The humidity is kicking and and taking effect.

    The clouds LOOM overhead. 😯

  89. A-House May 1, 2010 12:03 pm

    I was a coach on several little league and basketball teams where parents and grandparents rewarded the player with $$$ for home runs or baskets.

    Result in each case was a player who cared only for himself and disregarded any coach’s intructions on team play.

    Hate to see the “chemistry” broken with the UH softball team.

  90. A-House May 1, 2010 12:05 pm

    Hope “mother nature” blesses the Wahine softball team with good weather so they can pound dem doggies/froggies into the ground and complete their season undefeated!!!

  91. A-House May 1, 2010 12:06 pm


    Midori will take the first shift (game) and I will take the 2nd game with the “donation” bucket.

  92. BG May 1, 2010 12:15 pm

    Sam Owens:

    Thanks for posting here…REALLY! I did gag a little at the visual! LOL You fit right in with the creativity on the blog…

  93. wafan May 1, 2010 12:15 pm

    Go SoftBows!!!

    Stuff the donation box and the pups!

  94. BG May 1, 2010 12:17 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JM!!!!Ah…to be born on May Day! EVERYBODY in Hawaii celebrate your special day.

  95. Kazz May 1, 2010 12:21 pm


    May 1st, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    I was a coach on several little league and basketball teams where parents and grandparents rewarded the player with $$$ for home runs or baskets.

    Result in each case was a player who cared only for himself and disregarded any coach’s intructions on team play.

    Hate to see the “chemistry” broken with the UH softball team.

    We wouldn’t able to do such a thing for the individual Wahine softball players or ANY student athlete anyway due to NCAA regulations.

    But I see what you mean.

    Ain’t gonna happen with this squad!!!

  96. Kazz May 1, 2010 12:27 pm

    They say we gotta hold on to what we got, it doesn’t make a difference if we make or not!
    We got each other and that’s a lot of love, WE’LL GIVE IT A SHOT!!!!!!!

    WOAH!!!!!!!!!! BULLDOGS BEWARE!!!!!!!!!

  97. Kazz May 1, 2010 12:30 pm

    For our departing seniors tonight:

    “The Memory Will Never Die”
    Written and performed by the band “Default”

    I whisper in your ear
    The words you want to hear
    You feel the wind and it reminds you
    It happens everytime
    You stop and close your eyes
    You can’t deny what lives inside you
    Well I know it’s hard to see
    What is meant to be
    When yesterday is so far behind you

    Deep inside your soul knows I’m always there

    You made me believe the day you surrender to me
    The memory will never die
    The love that you gave
    I’ll never throw it away
    The memory will never die

    The tides take a turn
    Another lesson learned
    I’m right here but still you wonder
    Would you say that you need more
    And it’s not what it was before
    It was before your on your own and going under

    Deep inside your soul knows I’m always there

    You made me believe the day you surrender to me
    The memory will never die
    The love that you gave
    I’ll never throw it away
    The memory will never die

  98. Kazz May 1, 2010 12:36 pm

    “Live To Win”
    by Paul Stanley

    Frustrated, degraded, down before you’re done
    Rejection, depression, can’t get what you want
    You ask me how I make my way
    You ask me everywhere and why
    You hang on every word I say
    But the truth sounds like a lie


    Obsessive, compulsive, suffocate your mind
    Confusion, delusions, kill your dreams in time
    You ask me how I took the pain
    Crawled up from my lowest low
    Step by step and day by day
    ‘Till there’s one last breath to go

    Day by day, kickin’ all the way, I’m not cavin’ in!!!
    Let another round begin, live to win!!!
    Live to win!!
    Live to win!!

    Not exactly eloquent, but hey, it’s the guy from “KISS” so what do you expect? 😆

  99. Sam Owens May 1, 2010 12:39 pm


    i am honored to be able to jump from the shadows of those that lurk into the bright light of notoriety with the likes of yourself. you have always been to the point, on the point, in making a point but never to the point of being pointless….sort of like why is there a true north only, if that is the true north, what happened to the true south, or the 1/2 truth east/west….. see what i mean?

    back to lurking, the boss is coming in the door…..(creeeeeaaakkkk slams shut)

  100. Addahknowsports© May 1, 2010 1:22 pm


  101. Slugger May 1, 2010 1:27 pm

    Happy birthday, JM2375!!! Enjoy the dinnah! Thanks for sitting with us the whole game & walking the box around.

    Thanks to all who donated last night, Fresno St. fans, too! You know, there’s a LaTech alum who sits up in the third-base corner who also supports the Wahine since she moved here.

    Pomai, I checked my email. Reply in your inbox.

    Hot & humid today. Yuck! Wish they served shaved ice at the stadium.

  102. Kazz May 1, 2010 1:29 pm

    I can’t believe I’m headed out to the last home game this season…

    It’s gone by too quickly. Time flies when you are busy keeping track of yellow orbs flying out of Manoa I guess.

    Awesome season… Nothing more I can say that I or anyone else has already said.

    It will be an emotional night, hopefully NONE are bittersweet, and hopefully ALL are wonderful.

  103. Kazz May 1, 2010 1:32 pm


    May 1st, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    Happy birthday, JM2375!!! Enjoy the dinnah! Thanks for sitting with us the whole game & walking the box around.

    Thanks to all who donated last night, Fresno St. fans, too! You know, there’s a LaTech alum who sits up in the third-base corner who also supports the Wahine since she moved here.

    Pomai, I checked my email. Reply in your inbox.

    Hot & humid today. Yuck! Wish they served shaved ice at the stadium.


    Under Armour = best choice of attire for a day like today.

    BTW, does this LaTech alum sit all the way at the top of the 3rd base side? Older caucasian woman? I see her alot both this season and last. She sometimes wears a Punahou shirt though. I thought she was with the Punahou softball program or something.

  104. Coqui poke May 1, 2010 1:40 pm

    Anybody work at Oceanic? Can you guys please fix your programing menu? Mine shows White Fang is playing at 4:00 today. Could be a dentist movie or a Dracula movie – can’t tell cause no mo program description either.
    But I rather be watching the Wahine B-ball playas as they finish their outstanding season and celebrate it with senior nite!!! 7 out of the park?

  105. wafan May 1, 2010 1:45 pm

    Everyone remember to take five lei. Show the seniors your gratitude and show the pups what real aloha is all about.

    Go Wahine!

  106. Slugger May 1, 2010 2:13 pm


    Yes, the LaTech alumni-UH fan is all the way at the top.

    Correction to ST’s note: I have not been volunteering all year with Na Koa. I offered last year & no one took me up on it till Don Weir became Exec. Dir. of Na Koa. But I’m still volunteering to do anything they need.

    Ideas for this donation collection came from all of the Tsaikos who’ve been to the softball games. I just helped get it organized.

    I’ll miss going to UH games….till the fall….

  107. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 1, 2010 3:21 pm

    JM = happy birthday!!!

    KAZZ – I’m going to miss my 50th high school reunion. I got a card the other day from the 50th Reunion Committee. Wonder how many of us are still around!!! ( I would ask my elders, but AL is younger than I am 🙂 )

  108. al May 1, 2010 4:11 pm

    happy birthday jm5110!

  109. al May 1, 2010 4:12 pm

    dio…yah, i believe you are my elder. perhaps you get in touch with ralphie.

  110. LizKauai [iMac] m/ May 1, 2010 5:24 pm

    Power is out in Waimea…
    PV is keeping the DVR and other essentials going 😆

    Hope the Wahine can COME BACK AND WEEN!


  111. duffer (iPhone) May 1, 2010 5:32 pm


  112. wafan May 1, 2010 5:54 pm

    Gosh darn it.

    Next one!

  113. wafan May 1, 2010 5:55 pm

    Time to waken the titas!!!

  114. Dennis Halloran May 1, 2010 5:58 pm

    Whew, tough loss
    Wahine had a great run

  115. wafan May 1, 2010 5:59 pm

    Oldie . . .

    Package received.

    Thank you!!!

  116. wafan May 1, 2010 6:23 pm

    Hope the donations are even better tonight!

  117. wafan May 1, 2010 7:52 pm

    Hang on Wahine!!!

  118. d1島 May 1, 2010 7:52 pm

    Congratulations BaseBows!

    Exciting finish! 🙂

  119. wafan May 1, 2010 8:01 pm

    Whoo-hoo Wahine!!!

    Exciting finish on a homer in the bottom of the 7th!

    A good start on the next string of consecutive wins.

  120. wafan May 1, 2010 8:03 pm

    Thanks and aloha to the Wahine seniors. Enjoy your night!!!

  121. BleedGreen808 May 1, 2010 8:24 pm

    Congratulations to the Softball team. To the seniors, aloha and mahalo for the wonderful memories. Good luck in the tournament.

    Good job Baseball Bows.

    Happy BDay to jm2375!

  122. wafan May 1, 2010 8:39 pm


  123. Momo May 1, 2010 8:44 pm

    exciting sball game…what a way to finish the second game. How about them baseball bows taking two today..What a great comeback in the sfirst and what a way to win the second…See you all when I return from my class reunion (57). We have about 50 of us who still make it to vegas. We golf two days, bowl one day and have tours and night club activites for all…

  124. BleedGreen808 May 1, 2010 8:46 pm

    Stanford wins in a sweep of Northridge

  125. al May 1, 2010 8:57 pm

    momo…”night club activities” eh?

  126. BleedGreen808 May 1, 2010 9:03 pm

    Mayweather wins in a 12 round unanimous decision.

  127. Slugger May 1, 2010 9:10 pm


    Great season for the Wahine Softball team! The first game I watched was their 2007 Regionals game against ASU. Now that I’ve been able to watch more of their games through a season, it’s apparent that these women have talent. Congratulations on winning the WAC title!

    Good going by the BaseBows tonight! Amazing!

    Big hand to the Tsaikos tonight! We covered all of the bases from first ‘n third base to homeplate. We had three donation containers and collected $2400 during the three games. Mahalo nui loa to all of the fans who pitched in.

    Mahalo to the UH athletes who came to sit with us at the home plate donation bin! Lewis Walker, Ric Cervantes, Josh Walker & Hiram Thompson.

  128. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 1, 2010 9:18 pm

    I feel blessed to have watched this team evolve to what it has become.

    Mahalo softballers for giving us all these memories with the hopes of more in the weeks to come.

  129. oldie May 1, 2010 9:19 pm


    You’re welcome. Glad it got to you. Hope you enjoy it.

  130. labrat May 1, 2010 9:44 pm

    That line drive homer was unreal.

    congrats to the Wahine.

  131. Pomai May 1, 2010 9:49 pm

    Not much else to say other than great win girls, and we won’t let you down.

    Your fans

  132. al May 1, 2010 9:58 pm

    hats off slugger and to all who stepped up to the plate for the softballers.

  133. Slugger May 1, 2010 10:37 pm

    Now that I’ve had some fuud, I can catch up on the blog…

    Mahalos to the Tsaikos who were there to support! BG & Kekoa handled the first base side, Ralph & NorthShoreFan hanging on to the huge jar (thanks, Pomai) in the third base stands, and the A-House clan behind home plate. Annodah Dave provided his big raffle drum again & kept trying to pass homerun bucks to the jar, but there were so many people in the stands between NSF & the korner krew.

    Next project: Pomai is organizing the WAC champions bracelet donation, so stay tuned…

  134. protector May 1, 2010 11:06 pm


    Belated Happy Birthday wishes! Were you in Waikiki? Was there for the 1st day of the HSTA Convention. Was strolling around the Yardhouse & G. Pastrami, contemplating dinner. Lousy radio wasn’t working in the parking structure.

    congrats to te SoftBows & BaseBows!

  135. jm2375 May 1, 2010 11:08 pm

    protector – went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner… what a madhouse, but we had gift cards from Christmas 2008, so I wanted to use them…

  136. Slugger May 1, 2010 11:11 pm

    Sam Owens,

    #88 ~ That was funny…in a twisted sorta way… I don’t think I want to see that come to life… 🙂

  137. Kekoa May 1, 2010 11:16 pm

    Hats off to Slugger for taking the lead on this drive. Ralph, Pomai, my pahtna Koakane did a mighty fine job of arm wrestling the fans into submission and getting that extra dollah!

    BG made some friends in the Fresneck section and I think he might have gottn a whole $2.99 from them and an IOU.

    The Warrior Women of Manoa did a great job of coming back when the chips were down and did what they do best. Win by knocking the ball out of the park!

    …and with that, I say G’nite all.

  138. Jason May 1, 2010 11:25 pm

    protector: I’m curious, what happens during the HSTA convention? I saw on Facebook that lefty was there as well.

  139. jm2375 May 1, 2010 11:51 pm

    nytal! Thanks for the bday wishes. Hasta manana. ST & the TOTs arrive home tomorrow.

  140. MarkSpizer May 2, 2010 12:00 am

    great post as usual!

  141. Slugger May 2, 2010 12:01 am

    Still watching the replay, but I have to go to sleep soon…don’t want to mess up my recording. The first SB game tonight was loooonggg.

  142. Slugger May 2, 2010 12:03 am

    See some of you tomorrow at the BaseBows game. Night!

  143. Slugger May 2, 2010 12:11 am

    Ok, Midori7, I saw the ball that Tauali’i caught on top of the fencing…it did hit the fence when Amanda tried to catch it. Correct call… Night!

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