"Dawn" wins baseball tickets

Avis has selected “Dawn” as the winner of six tickets to Sunday’s baseball game.

Text me with the full name to leave at Will Call. My cell is 256-0223.

Thanks for playing.

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Riley Wallace tells us that “Jim (Donovan) is really working it.”

Translation: Donovan is being proactive in the search for the next UH basketball coach.

Instead of just waiting for the applications to trickle in, the UH AD apparently also has been asking around to see who’s available. And that’s the way to go, considering that few head coaches with jobs are going to actively apply. It also can help a coach’s status to know that he is the subject of inquiries.

UH owes itself the best candidate. That’s why it’s important for the job search to be a two-way street.


  1. haka March 12, 2010 6:35 am

    Go JD!
    Go Warriors!
    Go Wahine!

  2. Kaimiloa March 12, 2010 6:36 am

    Whoo hoo, first.

  3. Pomai March 12, 2010 6:37 am

    I (heart) momslikeme.com

  4. Pomai March 12, 2010 6:38 am

    I (heart) momslikeme.com

  5. Kaimiloa March 12, 2010 6:39 am

    Dang this slow computer.

    I guess I’m part of this high speed day and age… I don’t like seeing our programs fall, but I get excited by coaching searches. Same with recruiting. I don’t get bummed when our top players graduate cause then we get to see how some new guys work out.

  6. Pomai March 12, 2010 6:40 am

    I (heart) http://hawaii.momslikeme.com/

  7. Bigislandkurt March 12, 2010 6:46 am

    Spring time in Hilo. Days getting longer, but still a little cold. Merrie Monarch looms.

    Top 10.

  8. Bigislandkurt March 12, 2010 6:49 am

    Football, Football. I need football.

    I read somewhere that a certain D-1 football coach would want to have a Spring football game…………..with another team! They do it in most other sports and call it “exhibitions.” Why not some Spring football? apparently, the rules for Spring still apply — no hitting the QB.


  9. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 6:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Jim Donovan is outstanding in every way. Go Get Em!

  10. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς March 12, 2010 7:00 am

    Top 10?
    Top 15?
    Top 20?

    Notify the Media!

    Good morning Hawaii!

  11. 808Chef March 12, 2010 7:06 am

    Go get ’em JD! Then…go GIVE ’em!

    Good Mornin me island peeps! Beautiful rainy day here in NorCal…remind me of Hilo. Ahhh….

    Have a great Aloha Friday!

  12. dawn March 12, 2010 7:14 am

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  13. Slugger March 12, 2010 7:19 am

    Good morning!

    I (heart) momslikeme.com

    Congrats to jm2375!

  14. koakane March 12, 2010 7:22 am

    good morning tsaiko county

    hellooo howwww youuuuu jm2375 and congrats

    belated well done to the wahine sball team on their victory over the women of troy. they are playing well but how come they are not on the side where the new club house which dickie built is located? also my best wishes to the wahine bball team and coach dtd for a fine season and continued success in the years to come.

    finally to long time UH athlete, student, coach Bob Nash mahalo plenty for all the dedicated years of service to the University of Hawaii. you were a true representative of the school and did it with the highest dignity. you will are the true warrior and will be missed. good luck to you sir.

  15. Slugger March 12, 2010 7:31 am

    Hope JD can find a coach soon. I know he’ll do a good job. Good luck!

  16. chopsueyboy March 12, 2010 7:39 am

    Good Morning! Another beautiful day in paradise. Top Twenty!

  17. Don Weir March 12, 2010 7:47 am

    Na Koa Update
    Mahalo to Slugger, Donna G, and Jeannie PinPin for helping with the mailings yesterday. Those of you Na Koa members waiting for your membership card and other benefits, it will be in the mail today. We were waiting on the new Na Koa hats and Brandon Kop called to say they will be delivered today.
    Look for Na Koa members stylin’ in the new caps: all black, UH logo on the front, Na Koa website on the side.
    PSA’s are being developed so look for these spots on local stations in April. Faces to look for include Joe Onosai, Mike Biscotti, Alex Kaloi, Michael Carter, Rich Miano, El Rollo, and others.
    *** Na Koa was contacted to join in with 30+ players from the very early 60’s as they hold a reunion at the STL Alum house on Monday. Pictures of former players with names will be found on the Na Koa website afterwards.
    Former players are starting to come back to UH in large numbers and provide support. Mahalo to Mike Perkins and Ron Reynolds of the Na Koa FB Alum committee for making great headway in this ‘inclusion’ effort.

  18. ty1hawaii March 12, 2010 7:56 am

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  19. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 8:06 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Top Twenny!

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 8:07 am

    Go get ’em JD, bring us back a winner!

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 8:08 am

    It look like I’ll be busy slingin’ spaghetti with Herr Buller on Sunday, otherwise them tickets would be nice!

  22. djmitcho March 12, 2010 8:13 am

    Good Morning All and Happy Aloha Friday! Hope everyone has a good and safe weekend.

  23. TJ KAUAI March 12, 2010 8:17 am

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  24. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 8:27 am

    Congrats to jm####!
    Here’s to your health!

  25. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 12, 2010 8:29 am

    Does Lee Cataluna think before she writes?

    Terrible… 🙄

  26. Paul M March 12, 2010 8:43 am

    I (heart) momslikeme.com

    As always I’ll be at the game anyway, but with extra tickets there is more chance my friends will come and spend money at the stadium, then hopefully attend more games in the future.

    It’s sad really, I have only 1 baseball buddy to attend games with. I’m trying to get more interest out there though!

    We have softball this weekend too!

  27. al March 12, 2010 9:08 am

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  28. Jack Flash March 12, 2010 9:09 am

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  29. Robert March 12, 2010 9:20 am

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  30. Slugger March 12, 2010 9:25 am

    I (heart) momslikeme.com

    (hmmm, do we need to keep the momslikeme.com link?)

    Esme & out da door…

  31. Garret March 12, 2010 9:51 am

    There are a lot of other momslikeme.com sites that will continue operating from what I understand…only the hawaii.momslikeme.com site is in jeopardy due to the sale.

    JD is doing the right thing by sending out feelers to check on candidates. It would be easy to just sit back and see who applies, but this hire is far too important to just do that.

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 9:52 am

    Hey Garret!
    Good to see ya back!

  33. Garret March 12, 2010 9:53 am


    The momslikeme.com link is *not* available. They have chapters all over the country–I counted 41 states (including Hawaii) and WAY over 100 cities.

  34. Garret March 12, 2010 9:55 am


    I’m still tired and trying to catch up with my work. Spending an unplanned night next to the DFW airport because the 2-hour delay out of DC made me miss my connecting flight did not help…with the pile of work in front of me due to my 5-day trip, I won’t be fully back on the blog for awhile.

  35. al March 12, 2010 10:03 am

    what with so many non-bcs schools making it to the big dance of college bowl games in recent times wouldn’t it behoove the bcs folks to have either the wac and/or mwc form a super conference with all the would-be-contenders?

    boise st
    fresno st

    air force

    add another team?

    that way the bcs can have better control of things? keep more of the money? i don’t know.

    perhaps it serves the likes of the non bcs teams to come in the back door often such as boise st has.

  36. SteveM March 12, 2010 10:04 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I (heart) Esme and the moms in Hawaii.

    Hey, is the spaghetti slingin’ on?

  37. Committed Road Warrior March 12, 2010 10:04 am


    How did your meeting(s) in D.C. go?

    Was off-blog literally the entire week. Got called into a Monday afternoon meeting…the original Gov’t rep. that was selected to oversee some testing in Michigan fell ill, and they needed a replacement. Needless to say, I was on the first flight out to Detroit the next morning, spent three days out there, and just got back.

    Like you, I’m catching up on work that got left behind the entire week, and trying to do it from home no less with no connectivity to the office Exchange server. This will be fun!

  38. HiFlyer March 12, 2010 10:05 am

    Good morning, have a great Aloha Friday.

    I (heart) momslikeme.com

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 10:08 am


    March 12th, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Good morning everyone!

    I (heart) Esme and the moms in Hawaii.

    Hey, is the spaghetti slingin’ on?


    Yep, call Bulla if ya wanna help or if just wanna eat.

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 10:09 am

    I’ll be slingin’ I reckon.

  41. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 12, 2010 10:11 am

    For a detailed description of my experiences in trying to make arrangements for the Tsai-kos to hold a party at Murakami Stadium using the Budweiser Big Blue Bullpen Tent, please read Post #232 in yesterday’s blog.

    If a company affiliated with the Tsai-kos had been willing to step forward to cover the costs, then the event probably would have happened – especially since DrDoc and I would not be there ourselves.

    Again, does anyone want a free baseball ticket to the Saturday, March 20 game against Air Force. Protector is taking the first ticket.

    We will also have a pair of volleyball tickets and a pair of baseball tickets to give away on Friday, April 2nd, and Satuirday, April 3rd – the final double-booked weekend for this season.

    Please e-mail me swood at hoku dot com..

  42. HiFlyer March 12, 2010 10:16 am

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  43. jm2375 March 12, 2010 10:17 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Garrett – apparently the momslikeme websites are owned by Gannett, hence the endangered status of the Hawaii site.

    and oh yeah, since UH isn’t in the postseason, HOYA SAXA!!!

  44. jm2375 March 12, 2010 10:19 am

    😳 you’d think I’d know better by now, Garret. sorry for the misspelling.

  45. Garret March 12, 2010 10:30 am


    Yes, I know that Esme’s site is in jeopardy, but I was just posting in case people that that momslikeme.com was going to go away. I really like Esme’s site and post there when I have time (which isn’t often now)…

  46. Garret March 12, 2010 10:33 am


    The meetings with 2 of the companies went *very* well and the 1.5 days of seminars and meetings with the National Science Foundation were sometimes educational and sometimes quite boring. For example, listening to timekeeping procedures and audit rules for 2 hours was not exactly my idea of fun…

    I might end up needing to go to DC quite often if things work out with either of the big companies I met with. Unfortunately, that means that I have even more work right now…but the payoff for my company could be immense.

  47. SteveM March 12, 2010 10:37 am

    Re: #39

    Thanks, Kid — now let me get this straight…. you, head chef Bulla and other Tsai-kos are helping prepare a spaghetti fundraising dinner at Hawaii Mission Academy on Pensacola Street near the freeway?

    This Sunday…and you gotta be finished cooking by the 5:00 PM dinner time.

    Open to the public? 😕

  48. Committed Road Warrior March 12, 2010 10:47 am


    Great to hear that things went well!

  49. LizKauai (iPhone) March 12, 2010 10:54 am

    Yea Garret!
    Hi Ho
    back to my Entourage rebuild.

  50. addahknowjoe March 12, 2010 10:58 am

    I’d love to go to the game but, gotta do some chopping, slicing, dicing n cooking on Sunday.

  51. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 11:00 am

    Cap – Doc, want to give you a heads up on baseball. Sunday, April 11 Fresno series, our organization will be hold a family day at the Les. Free tickets to members with 4 for immediate family. Attendance will be heavy.

  52. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 12, 2010 11:20 am

    Wha organization is that? In previous seasons, hundreds of kids on teams across O`ahu have attended specific Sunday afternoon games.

    Even though it’s just four days before the end of tax season, I assume we’ll both be there – hope that some foul balls are safely hit into the stands.

  53. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 12, 2010 11:23 am

    Echo SteveM’s inquiry in #47 above – is this open to the public? The game will be pau by then. .

  54. Derek March 12, 2010 11:26 am

    The Boise St. coach, Graham, got fired today so we are not along. I gotta say one thing about Boise. The don’t like losing and they don’t waste time either. Boise St. has a first class basketball arena and they have hosted NCAA basketball Regionals before. Their program has the makings of being like a Gonzaga, given a great coach. That’s the same thing that can happen here too. The right head coach can turn around a program very quickly. I really believe that. In college basketball, getting a very good coach is everything. Why? It is a given that a lot of coaches knows their Xs and Os, but the difference is that the very good coach gets Division I talent and evaluate Division I recruits. A lot of coaches are just as good a John Calipari as far has actual coaching, but Calipari is a great recruiter. Bill Self is a great recruiter. Jaime Dixon is a very good coach, but I think he’s a good recruiter, not a great recruiter. The college ball is all about having good guards. If you look at every top 25 team, the top players on those teams are guards. Why? Because the guards handle the ball the most and the guards are mostly the best shooters, both from the line and also at the line. I guarantee that if we get good guards in Hawaii’s program we will have a very good basketball team. We don’t need 7 footers. 6’8″ or 6’9″ are tall enough. 6’5″ to 6’7″ for small forward and/or power forward are good enough as well as swingman.
    Point guard can be as short as 5’8″. It is all about finding the talent.

  55. Ralph March 12, 2010 11:32 am

    Masoli pleads guilty to second degree burglary! what is the possible sentence quidelines for 2nd degree burglary?

  56. Ralph March 12, 2010 11:39 am

    K State is in the top ten for the first time in decades, its their guards who run the team that makes them go. the big men plant themselves in the paint and control the boards and score a lot in the paint on put backs. All 5 play defense, physical style. That’s what UH could use, a true PG who can handle the ball, shoot, drive, shoot off the dribble, have a complement #2 guard who can also shoot and drive, the two will extend the defense, then the big men can work for position in the paint and score from close range. We have nothing like this at UH for years. A C and Alika did their thing and UH won with this guard oriented tandem.

  57. Kazz is learning to hate Troy Softball March 12, 2010 11:53 am

    A wise man once said: “You are never as good as you think you are when you win and you are never as bad as you think you are when you lose”.

    Troy gets another shot at the Wahine tonight and at least their coach and some of their fans must still be fuming about the “officiating” on Wednesday night. As the non-replay sports like baseball and softball go, it’s hard to catch things as they happen live. Well, thank goodness for DVR and K-5 replays.

    In two instances where Troy’s coaching staff were dumbfounded by calls that led to a walk or an inning ending out by UH, the replay I watched last night proved the officiating to be CORRECT. Sorry Trojans, you were “warned” right?

    1) In the second game with 2 outs, a Trojan hit a soft lofting pop fly that landed fair but Taualii at 1st snagged it just short of the foul line and the K-5 replay shows this. The result? UH escapes an inning. For Troy it was a phantom foul ball that Taualii snagged. NOPE.

    2) Again involving Taualii. In the second game she swung on a pitch that the Troy catcher attempted to snag high but the ball nicked off the webbing of her glove and ended up being a wild pitch with UH runners advancing bases. Troy argued for a while that Taualii foul tipped it. Replay shows Taualii never touched the ball. CLEARLY.

    Regardless, Troy will be amped up and ready to go and their ACE of ACES will pick up where she left off. My hope is that our ladies have had the time and now the confidence to know what Williams will be bringing. No more surprises. NONE. Prior to the game, Troy was a bit under the radar and while Coolen and staff were concerned with the # of strikeouts Willams had prior to Wednesday night, they weren’t sure of what she was doing to garner those #s. Well, now they do. That’s the beauty of these tournaments, you get a second shot to get to that ace pitcher. Then again, Troy’s looking for the same opportunities too.

    Same thing with LMU. We pounded them at their field and we know what they have.

    Tonight should be a good night for the Wahine. SHOULD. 😯



  58. sjmacro March 12, 2010 12:18 pm

    Kazz: I dvr’d the game too. Maybe we can send them a copy. 🙂 Also interesting to note Lori Santi picking up the “we were warned” comment about officiating; kind of intimating the timing of that comment was bush league. See you there before we catch the other Trojans–sj

  59. Ralph March 12, 2010 12:22 pm

    K State Na Wahine not having a good year in basketball. They’ve won at least 25 games the last 5 years but not this year, struggling big time. They even lost to UH in the Las Vegas classic earlier in preseason.

  60. A-House March 12, 2010 12:24 pm


    Sad thing about the Troy coach is that when she gets back she will “blab” her head off and all her friends and associates will believe her and the Hawaii officiating “myth” lives on. I’m sure that she will not mention that her players had 2 errors and could not field 5 ground balls to the infield that led to 11 or 12 UH runs in the first inning. BUT, she will pound the “fact” that an official made the wrong call on her pitcher which by the way was the correct call. Also, she will not mention her very loud (we could hear it from the 3rd base grandstand seats – even Papa Leahy and crew heard it from the press box) tirade about “we heard abut Hawaii officiating before we left”.

    Same thing happenens with football. Guess the BIG 10 coaches are embarrased in losing to Hawaii and will make every attempt to explain, with excuses, why they lost. they cannot accept the fact that Hawaii played well, they didn’t, and reason why they lost. Every conference, to my knowledge, bitches about officiating regardless of sport. So sad!

  61. Ralph March 12, 2010 12:27 pm

    If UH mbb played with as much energy and hustle as Nebraska and K State Na Wahine are putting out on court; spacing and driving off picks, shooting 3, and playing up tempo, I believe coach Nash would still be the coach.

  62. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 12:28 pm

    Kazz…no mo radio fo da Wahine game…you going do the play by play? Maybe you can interupt Leahy and Eldridge and give one up date!…I no can go tonight but would appreciate a special play by play or inning by inning recap…


  63. Pomai March 12, 2010 12:30 pm

    Kazz see you there, would be good if more Tsaikos showed up tonight to support the Wahine’s, they need all our support, plus we have fun doing it, just ask Myki en Slugger.

  64. Pomai March 12, 2010 12:30 pm

    Also you can’t beat the price — FREE

  65. Kazz is learning to hate Troy Softball March 12, 2010 12:34 pm


    Papa Leahey had to hold back what he REALLY thought of that dumb___ comment made by Troy’s coaching staff.

    Funny yeah, the mics picked that up very well on K-5, yet we cannot recall hearing it live at the stadium.

  66. Kazz is learning to hate Troy Softball March 12, 2010 12:43 pm


    I no can promise play by play updates on my blackberry. I tried that once, then got too into the game to even wanna post.

    I will try tonight.

    I will miss most of the 5pm Troy rematch, but will be there for the entire 7pm game against LMU. We pounded them at their field so hopefully this is one of the games I can relax a bit and post away. BUT you never know in softball…

  67. Kazz is learning to hate Troy Softball March 12, 2010 12:47 pm


    No can. There are MANY myths about Hawaii in general embedded with “good ole folk” on the US mainland that no amount of genuine “aloha” can fix. They’re hopeless and I could care less what they think.

  68. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 12:48 pm

    Kazz..one time one of the Sports Aminals wen do the Wahine game and man did it suck! I was fraustrated listening to him. He said was his first time but wa junk. I hope he was doing it for free.If not, should give the paycheck to Wahine softball program. You do one way better job, even with the blackberry…LOL!

  69. Slugger March 12, 2010 12:49 pm

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  70. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 12:50 pm

    If you no live da life, hard to pick up..then again I get plenny firends who come from up there but better dan some locals..they wen get “local” real fast…

  71. al March 12, 2010 12:54 pm

    amber kaufmann gets second place.

  72. RedZone March 12, 2010 12:56 pm

    Alright HPU wins and moves on to the semis. They have a guard that is from Taiwan.

  73. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 1:01 pm


    March 12th, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Re: #39

    Thanks, Kid — now let me get this straight…. you, head chef Bulla and other Tsai-kos are helping prepare a spaghetti fundraising dinner at Hawaii Mission Academy on Pensacola Street near the freeway?

    This Sunday…and you gotta be finished cooking by the 5:00 PM dinner time.

    Open to the public?


    You are correct sir! Be afraid. Be very afraid! 😆

  74. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 1:02 pm

    Whoa..Masoli pleads guilty of burglary..felony….12 mon. probation…wow…I worry for his future with the Ducks..

  75. bueller555 March 12, 2010 1:06 pm

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  76. d1島 March 12, 2010 1:08 pm


    In the same case…

    Former Ducks receiver Garrett Embry also pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree burglary.

    and then,

    Earlier Friday, Oregon running back LaMichael James pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge connected to an altercation with a former girlfriend.

    Seems like a lot of “activity” going on in Eugene. 🙄

  77. RedZone March 12, 2010 1:22 pm

    Kelly suspended Masoli for one season.

  78. PONO March 12, 2010 1:24 pm

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  79. al March 12, 2010 1:27 pm

    so i guess jd has a new sense of urgency to hire since boise st has also entered the mbb coach search.

    i suppose we will vie for similar stature, salary range profiles.

  80. al March 12, 2010 1:27 pm

    would you rather watch potatoes grow or the beach at waikiki?

  81. Manoa Mist March 12, 2010 1:30 pm

    Liked Ferd’s column today. The Northern Colorado coach clearly out coached UH when they played. Their defense was outstanding. Their guard completely shut down Williams. The coach played for Kansas, great program.
    That other coach – Kyle Smith? – the one Jaime Dixon recommended? He sounds good too.

  82. whitey March 12, 2010 1:31 pm

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  83. sjmacro March 12, 2010 1:34 pm

    link to Amber Kaufman results– sj


  84. al March 12, 2010 1:48 pm

    this is getting fun.
    every day a new hc candidate surfaces that could trump the one from the day before.

    an intriguing candidate is joe bryant. although has not been around the college game, he could hire an assistant to handle the administrative stuff and just focus on recruiting and player/team developement.

    as far as recruiting goes, what kid or parent would not invite kobe’s dad for a visit?
    not to mention that he is a well known basketball figure in italy.
    can he develope my son? again look what he did for kobe.

    yup, this recruitment is getting to be a lot of fun.

  85. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 12, 2010 1:50 pm

    Too bad for Kaufman. Knowing the kind of competitor she was in volleyball, I can imagine she can’t be that much different in track.

    Either way… HAWAII IS PROUD OF YOU!!!

  86. RyanA March 12, 2010 1:56 pm

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    glad to hear the JD is going coach hunting. hopefully we actually give the job to someone that has the qualifications instead of just someone that has ties and has been around waiting!!!

  87. al March 12, 2010 1:57 pm

    kaufman made her first attempt at 6’2 3/4″ while patterson cleared that height on her final attempt.

    these were the only two at this height. patterson made 6’4″ on her first attempt while kaufman was unable to clear that marker in three tries thus taking the second place.

    eh, no shame girl!

  88. Kapahulu March 12, 2010 2:03 pm

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  90. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 2:34 pm

    d1…sad that one of our Sons of Hawaii gets himself into this kind of mess. No focus on what’s really important.

    Keep the head up Amber. ..This meet is just one of many more to come.
    Train, Train Train…We’ll see you in the Olympics!

  91. Derek March 12, 2010 2:38 pm

    Did you notice:
    1) That Hawaii’s baseball pitchers rarely, if any, throw change ups. Watch the game closely. I should have asked Don Robbs on the Bobby Curren show, but I didn’t call in. Anyway, to me, the basic pitches for a pitcher are fast ball, curve or slider, and change up. The change up can be a very effective pitch because it gives the pitcher the option of throwing at 3 different speeds. Fast (fashball), slow (curve/slider, and slower (change up). By keeping the batter guessing the batter cannot sit on one pitcher. Now, this assumes the pitcher can throw strikes, which sometimes is a problem for UH. The question I have is the coaches teaching the pitchers to throw a change up and if not, why? If they do, I think the pitching staff will be a lot better.
    2) The Troy pitcher (Williams) throw the breaking ball a lot against the Wahine. The Wahine batters wil adjust today by sitting on the breaking ball and hit it out of the park a couple of times. Williams rarely threw more than 2 fastballs consecutively and I think Coolen will get the Wahine bettter prepared. Wipe out!
    3) Not much news lately about Warrior football. I think it’s time to rev it up right now.
    4) Masoli was suspended for the entire 2010 season. Isn’t he a senior? Does he have a redshirt season? If not, wouldn’t his career be over? Man, there is a lot of drama in Eugene. Phil Knight must be pulling hair…if he has any left. I think things are a little out of control at that program.
    5) Men’s volleyball came back in the second game of both road series to split. They showed a lot of resilience and character. Just keep improving with each game and things will bode well.
    6) Dave Shoji’s new Associate Coach Scott Wong is particularly helpful in getting the Wahine block better. That’s the thing that has hampered the Wahine from going further. If the Wahine can win the blocking match up they can possibly go all the way to the NCAA championship. Good choice.

  92. Kazz March 12, 2010 2:55 pm

    Let’s see Mr. Knight buy his school out of this situation.

  93. PowderPuff March 12, 2010 3:39 pm

    Aloha Friday, almost-pau hana laugh: just got a call from a guy at the hotel who asked me if I am going to the UH-USC game tonight, and I said no. He said, “Why not?!? Those are some beefy lookin’ dudes…wow!” I think he had too much fun watching them around the resort. 🙂 Sheez, sounds like HE wants to go to the game. Well, if he only read the blog…he could’ve entered for tickets. Oh, he still can…I should tell him. Haha!

  94. Pauoa Boy March 12, 2010 3:49 pm

    Wow lau lau, what da frikk Masoli, frikkin dummeh just screwed himself. No can dat kine, so sad…auwe!

  95. Slugger March 12, 2010 4:05 pm

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    Looks like Masoli will be back at UoO after redshirting. Was a lolo! Heisman candidate, too. Not anymore.

  96. Bulla March 12, 2010 4:14 pm


    now that is nothing short of stupid………… was it worth it?

  97. wafan March 12, 2010 4:36 pm

    Really? Will Masoli be treated like Blount? How soon will he be back on the field? Or will Kelly and the UO actually enforce the suspension?

    Things are not right down in Eugene.

    Go Beavs!

  98. wafan March 12, 2010 4:38 pm

    Good luck at the spaghetti feed. Glad to hear some Tsai-kos will be heavily involved.

    Pun not intended.

  99. wafan March 12, 2010 4:38 pm

    Close, again!

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  103. βρεω808 March 12, 2010 5:15 pm

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  106. wafan March 12, 2010 5:27 pm

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  107. βρεω808 March 12, 2010 5:49 pm

    Cheers to Lisa!!!

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  108. βρεω808 March 12, 2010 5:49 pm


  109. d1島 March 12, 2010 6:39 pm

    Howzit βρεω808!

    Howzit wafan!

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  111. RedZone March 12, 2010 6:51 pm

    Go Wahine.

    Bottom of the six leading 11 – 4 over Troy.

  112. RedZone March 12, 2010 7:01 pm

    Wahine wins 12 – 4.

  113. whitey March 12, 2010 7:01 pm

    redzone, no more mercy please rule

  114. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 7:01 pm

    Yeah WAHINES… kick butt.. let da coach know you can take care of business….no need umpire help…

    USC 1 UH 0 … bottom 2
    Capaul in for Klein….not sure what happened to Klein..

  115. whitey March 12, 2010 7:02 pm

    so all the crying they did last night neva justify their performance this evening. cry, cry, cry

  116. wafan March 12, 2010 7:06 pm

    I guess the umps were being homers. Again.

    Bravissimo, Wahine!!!

  117. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:06 pm

    BaseBows get problems….

    down 0-1 and Nate Klein “pops” something in his shoulder after 1.1 and gotta leave the game. 😯

  118. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 7:10 pm

    Man what a break for Klein…he was all jacked to be facing his old team..
    I would have loved to watch him this game…

    Anyhoo, if the Wahines meet Troy again, I hope the kick butt again!…leave no doubt!!!

  119. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 12, 2010 7:10 pm

    Kelly Majam hit a homer that sailed OVER the netting at 200 yards and the ball landed in the tennis court.

  120. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 7:14 pm

    Van Dornum gets on base…no outs…CJ up..no bunt…swing away…DOUBLE PLAY!

    What’s up with dat!…small keed time you trailing or no score…you advance the runner…bunt! Everybody on the team spent one whole catting cycle bunting!…second cycle…hit away…

    What fundamentals when change?

  121. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 12, 2010 7:15 pm

    Kaia Parnaby will start against LMU.

  122. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:15 pm

    Dang! BaseBows hit into two DP’s already (3 innings)

  123. RedZone March 12, 2010 7:19 pm

    Parnaby pitching game 2 against LMU.

  124. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 7:23 pm

    d1…gotta go remind Trap…got the bunt too you know…sometimes he forget about that…

  125. RedZone March 12, 2010 7:25 pm

    Wahine still swinging the bat. Majam and Iwata starts off with singles.

  126. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:25 pm

    Man, this injury to Klein is really problematic. Capaul looking good but how long does Trap leave him in? Does he burn him up for the series tonight?

  127. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:26 pm

    Need runs….

  128. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:26 pm


    I hear ya.

  129. RedZone March 12, 2010 7:27 pm

    Gonzalez singles and 2 wahine scores. All this in the first inning.

  130. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 7:29 pm

    Coach Trap made mention that this pitcher is breaking ball.. change up kind of guy and they got to be patient at the plate…

    Dis ump is something else!…from where I sit that ball painted the chalk not the plate!

  131. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:35 pm

    Not good….
    Troy Boys take advantage of miscues

  132. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 12, 2010 7:43 pm

    Grimes with another two run homer.

    Top of 3rd
    UH 6
    LMU 0

  133. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 7:51 pm

    That pitcher is good…nothging fancy but good breaking stuff…and he looks like he can pitch all day and night..very smooth and easy…

    I hope Klein is ok…hope it ain’t the Tommy John injury..he just came back from that…

  134. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:56 pm


  135. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:57 pm

    Now maybe we know why this SC team came in below .500

  136. d1島 March 12, 2010 7:58 pm

    Need runs…

  137. d1島 March 12, 2010 8:01 pm

    JD is back in town already!

  138. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 8:01 pm

    I wanna watch the Wahines instead…LOL!…

  139. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 8:04 pm

    He in the room underneath da stands…flashed him on tv..like Leahy said…this one is going to be all his decision..

  140. RedZone March 12, 2010 8:07 pm

    Iwata is amazing tonight. She is 3 for 3 and just hit a 2 run homer. Wahine up 8 – 0 in the 4th. Have mercy.

  141. d1島 March 12, 2010 8:09 pm

    You would think that Trap deserves more stripes on his shoulders….


  142. RedZone March 12, 2010 8:10 pm

    After 4 innings Wahine up 9-0. Have mercy.

  143. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 12, 2010 8:11 pm

    TUNDA two run homer by Jessica Iwata.

    Top of 5th
    UH 9
    LMU 0

  144. d1島 March 12, 2010 8:11 pm


    Well, my friend, I shall leave it to you and the BaseBows to pull this out from the stretch; I have an early start in the morning….


  145. RedZone March 12, 2010 8:12 pm

    Parnaby having a good game too. 10 strikeout so far.

  146. Da Punchbowl Kid March 12, 2010 8:12 pm

    Keep it coming gang! Thanks for the updates!

  147. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 12, 2010 8:13 pm


    Wahine sweep the night. 12-4 over Troy and 9-0 over LMU.

  148. newbow March 12, 2010 8:15 pm

    sorry wallace….we’ve heard you whinning before, you are not kamaaina anymore , you live in vegas, keep your comments to their media, go visit bolla your buddy there who you pumped up early before he showed his true self then you separated yourself from him as fast as you could. both your arrogance denigrated many in the athletic department support staff. the true insiders know what went on over the years but you fooled the media good.

  149. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 8:16 pm

    two on..no outs…what bunt?…

  150. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 8:32 pm

    Wow!…talk about mana!…the pitcher can throw strikes but no can throw to firstbase and home!…
    But anyhoo…..BIG MAHALO FO DAT!…

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  152. NorthShoreFan March 12, 2010 8:35 pm

    d1…WAKE UP…WAKE UP!….4 – 2 Bows..bottom 7


  153. βρεω808 March 12, 2010 9:01 pm

    Pound-’em ‘bows!!! 😆

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  157. βρεω808 March 12, 2010 9:21 pm

    Could somebody Please arrange to have the replay of tonight’s game showing in the lobby – big screens, full volume? 😀 🙄 😆

  158. jm2375 March 12, 2010 9:52 pm

    brew – #158 :mrgreen:

    Go Hoyas!

  159. whitey March 12, 2010 9:56 pm

    Congrats to Dawn

  160. jm2375 March 12, 2010 10:03 pm

    Congrats to Dawn.

    Went to my first ever Wahine softball game(s). Looks like I picked a really good night. A little chilly, but the fuud was good and the games were great.

  161. Slugger March 12, 2010 10:16 pm

    Thanks for the Wahine SB scores. The news didn’t say anything about the women.

    Congrats to Dawn!

  162. Stephen Tsai March 12, 2010 10:24 pm

    And jm2375 enjoyed hanging with the guy two rows behind.

  163. PowderPuff March 12, 2010 10:36 pm

    Re #158: Haha…BREW! It’s great to see you!!! 🙂

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  166. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 10:51 pm

    Hi Brew! Comin to mah Partay?

  167. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 10:52 pm

    Yeah, WAHINE!!!

  168. βρεω808 March 12, 2010 10:54 pm

    …low carb b-day cake? 🙄

  169. jm2375 March 12, 2010 10:54 pm

    and ST disappeared after the 1st game (or was it earlier?), never to be seen again…

  170. βρεω808 March 12, 2010 10:57 pm

    => …sumbody was eating chili w/ onions…. 😆

  171. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 11:20 pm

    Ethiopian fuud in Portland…mmmm

  172. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 11:45 pm

    174- shut da doah

  173. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 11:46 pm

    175- still alive

  174. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 11:46 pm

    176- pau watch flix

  175. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 11:47 pm

    177- ready fo sleepin

  176. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 11:47 pm

    178- it’s gettin late

  177. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 11:48 pm

    179- da playhouse stay fine

  178. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 12, 2010 11:49 pm

    180- too tired to get to 200.

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Dreams, Ka Kou!

  179. Curt March 12, 2010 11:50 pm

    Nitey nite.

  180. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 13, 2010 12:53 am

    Watched the first Wahine game until it got wayyyyyy out of control and then we headed across the street to watch the First of Four against USC. Got there at the top of the second just as Nate Klein left the mound with some sort of injury. HUGE rowdy crowd – even in the early innings.

    Hope that Jim Donovan talks to coach applicants about how the fans will support teams who play to win rather than not to lose.

    Actually, tonight’s game was classic BOZOBALL that Coach Les put together a kazillion years ago – walks, passed balls, errors (other team’s), wild pitches, and itsybitsyeensyteensyweensy bunts. Haven’t seen anything like this for years.

    In case you didn’t read it earlier: For a detailed description of my experiences in trying to make arrangements for the Tsai-kos to hold a party at Murakami Stadium using the Budweiser Big Blue Bullpen Tent, please read Post #232 in Thursday’s blog.

    Again – is Sunday’s fundraiser actually open to the general public? Would like to support it if at all possible.

  181. protector March 13, 2010 12:59 am

    Congrats to the Wahine & the BaseBows last night!

  182. duffer March 13, 2010 4:54 am

    Good Morning TSAIKOS!!!!

  183. duffer March 13, 2010 4:54 am

    The roosters are crowing!

  184. duffer March 13, 2010 4:55 am

    Nice crowd at the baseball game.

  185. duffer March 13, 2010 4:55 am

    Great game.

  186. duffer March 13, 2010 4:56 am

    Everybody must still be sleeping.

  187. duffer March 13, 2010 4:56 am

    Going for 200……………..

  188. duffer March 13, 2010 4:58 am

    Congrats to Maiki Viela.


  189. duffer March 13, 2010 5:01 am

    Hello, anybody here????????????

  190. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:03 am

    good morning from Makakilo 🙂

  191. duffer March 13, 2010 5:03 am


  192. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:03 am

    200 or bust

  193. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:04 am

    i think i can, i think i can, i think i can………………………………………..

  194. duffer March 13, 2010 5:04 am

    Howzit Bulla!!!!!

    Glad to hear Ryan is doing GREAT!

  195. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:05 am

    how many tomatoes, how many lbs of pasta, how many onions, how many cloves of garlic, how much zucchini, how much spinach, how much pepper, how much basil, how much how much, i think of such……………………

    must be a marinara sauce cook off somewhere……

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  197. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:06 am


    mahalo, he’s just going through the hoops, i know the D line will be in Laie for a bbcue today, hopefully the tourists are safe, haha. the team spirit is good, the work ethic is changing, and we’ll see results come fall

  198. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:07 am

    i am thinking that this year kauai, next year maui for a scrimmage, and then the next year the big island……….sorry, molokai, lanai, kahoolawe and molokini didn’t make the list…………. 🙁

  199. duffer March 13, 2010 5:07 am

    Home cooking is what’s helping out “Da Beast”!

  200. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:07 am

    ok, now i can breathe


  201. mctruck March 13, 2010 5:08 am

    What happens if JD selects a coach whos team is still in the running to get an NCAA bid to the big dance???, being that time is of the essence wouldn’t that create a very tight window for recruiting if there will be anytime at all???, or does that mean that whomever it is that is selected will turn on a dime so to speak and go into recruiting mode pronto???

  202. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:08 am


    duffer, warm weather, good workouts, good food, and a lot of prayers and love. but it boils down to focus, and when someone is genuinely happy, the results are unreal 🙂 🙂 🙂

  203. Bulla March 13, 2010 5:09 am

    gmorning MC and Garret,

    howzit going?

    esme and out………………………………………………….

  204. duffer March 13, 2010 5:09 am

    Hey Garret

    There’s a online petition going around for Esme’s site. Mrs. C sent one to me.

  205. duffer March 13, 2010 5:15 am

    Anyone doing a NCAA basketball pool, see here to do it in Excel.


  206. mctruck March 13, 2010 5:16 am

    Hey BREW!!!!!, you was-kal, how u been stay???

  207. mctruck March 13, 2010 5:18 am

    morning my friend BULLA!!!

    I’m still tickled pink as they about your son the WARRIOR!!

    have a great day everybody……going to feed my face.

  208. mctruck March 13, 2010 5:19 am

    OOOOps!, “as they say”.

  209. wafan March 13, 2010 5:40 am

    Great Saturday morning! It is going to be the shortest weekend of the year. Just have to wait until later when it will be the longest of the year.

  210. whitey March 13, 2010 6:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  211. wafan March 13, 2010 6:25 am

    Yay for both ‘Bows teams.

  212. d1島 March 13, 2010 6:32 am

    Great Morning All!

    Sorry if the name doesn’t appear right; had a schmall problem-o with the computer at work….


    Great job last night! Was ackchally listening in to the btm 7th before sacking out.


  213. Da Punchbowl Kid March 13, 2010 6:39 am

    Good morning Whitey! Good morning Wafan!

    Boy that game against SC turned into a good old fashioned beat down in late innings!

  214. Da Punchbowl Kid March 13, 2010 6:40 am

    Please tell me that you’ll be buying minced garlic…

  215. Da Punchbowl Kid March 13, 2010 6:41 am

    You missed a great couple of innings d1-san!

  216. Da Punchbowl Kid March 13, 2010 6:42 am

    And I thought I went sleep early last night!

  217. wafan March 13, 2010 6:42 am

    A fine morning to you, DPK.

    Mmmmmmm, roasted garlic in spaghetti sauce.

  218. Da Punchbowl Kid March 13, 2010 6:43 am

    Got the blog to myself….
    should I streak?

  219. Da Punchbowl Kid March 13, 2010 6:44 am

    I stand, er, sit corrected! Howzit Wafan! 😆

  220. wafan March 13, 2010 6:46 am

    Gosh, the prediction is opening day tickets for the M’s will sell out in one to two minutes. Folks have been camping out on the sidewalk at Safeco Field since Thursday morning.

    It would be awesome if the same could happen for the Warriors.

  221. wafan March 13, 2010 6:48 am

    So, will bread (toasted, garlic, sticks) be available for tomorrow’s spaghetti feed?

    DPK make sure you folks have some so can “sample” the sauce. HA!

  222. wafan March 13, 2010 6:53 am

    One of the local high school football rivalries up here is called the Spaghetti Bowl. The local service club sponsors it as a spaghetti-feed fund-raiser. Last year they served over 1,000 slurpers at $10 a plate. Dunno their overhead but they must have been able to raise a decent amount.

  223. Da Punchbowl Kid March 13, 2010 6:54 am

    I believe that multiple samplings are critical when cooking vegetarian spaghetti. HA!

    Having a radio to listen to the Basebows will help the work go easier.

    Maybe some ice cold “refeshments” too… 😆

  224. Da Punchbowl Kid March 13, 2010 6:56 am

    Okay, time to go take my morning waddle, er, I mean walk! Back in a bit.

  225. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 13, 2010 6:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend, erryone!

  226. wafan March 13, 2010 7:02 am

    I thought all spaghetti is vegetarian.

    The difference is the sauce.

  227. wafan March 13, 2010 7:05 am

    Apolo Ohno is running a contest of some sort where the winners go to Hawai’i with him.

    The girls used to wild and crazy over him. Not any more, though. Now it is JR Celski’s turn.

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  234. al March 13, 2010 8:03 am

    dpk….please no streaking.
    folks will think that there’s a white elephant sale somewhere near.

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