Missing Mo

College football is about, as coaches like to say, “midstream adjustments.”

A player gets injured, you move on to the next. A player is ineligible, you move on to the next. With 85 players on scholarship and locker space for 115, there never seems to be a shortage of “next” players.

When quarterback Tim Chang completed his eligibility, there was concern about his successor. And then somebody who would wear No. 15 came along.

And, so, the Warriors will adjust if No. 1 quarterback Bryant Moniz’s personal leave becomes extensive. After all, he earned his starting spot because of a season-ending injury to Greg Alexander.

The thing is, while the Warriors will adjust — do they have any other choice? — it’s a shame they are placed in this situation. Moniz is clearly the best quarterback on the roster. And the Warriors are a better team when he is on the field.

No doubt, the others will step up. Shane Austin, who won his only UH start, throws what is described as the most “catchable” passes. Brent Rausch has the tools, although not the good luck. And David Graves has drawn raves.  More reps will make them better. But the Warriors will miss not having Mo reps.

* * * * *

We have a white T-shirt (size XL) saying something about UH football scrimmage on Kaua‘i.

If you’re interesting in entering the drawing for it, please post: There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

Avis will choose a winner tonight.


  1. ai-eee-soos April 11, 2010 9:40 am

    hope everything turns out ok for missing MO.

  2. Bow-Lute April 11, 2010 9:42 am

    Hope everything works oot for Mo. ST, any surprise players step up in yesterday’s scrimmage?

  3. Pearl City April 11, 2010 9:43 am

    No. 2 trys harder.

  4. ai-eee-soos April 11, 2010 9:43 am

    from my very limited observations, it looks like shane, brent, david

    coming out of spring.

    Looking for Graves to push for # 2, and even #1 in the fall.

  5. papajoe2 April 11, 2010 9:45 am

    watching tiger taking a beating then holing out from the fairway for eagle.

  6. Kazz April 11, 2010 9:48 am

    Again I send my best wishes to Bryant Moniz. First things first and then football.

  7. d1島 April 11, 2010 9:49 am


    Depending on what transpires from now ’til Opening Day, that may not be a bad way to go. 4-year starters are few and far between but in a RnS, they can be downright awesome!

  8. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 9:49 am

    I think it’s unfortunate timing that Ryan Henry is stuck behind a great slotback like Greg Salas.
    Henry’s fast, runs precise routes and can absorb some hits.

  9. Momona April 11, 2010 9:50 am

    Whatever is happening to Moniz must be very serious as I understand that Rolo got summoned immediately back to Mack’s office from a golf tournament on Thursday.

  10. Kazz April 11, 2010 9:50 am

    I once saw a Tiger throw up on itself at the Honolulu Zoo. No eagles at the Zoo though, just some Peacocks that won’t get out of your way when walking around.

  11. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 9:51 am

    In the numbers game, it’s easy to count out Cayman Shutter. But that guy just makes some big plays every now and then. And he’s got that intangible leadership quality.

  12. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 9:51 am

    I think Joey Iosefa is going to be a good running back down the line. But the position switch is just too raw at this point.

  13. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 9:52 am

    I like the way running back Hogan Rosehill has been playing. Tough runner.

  14. bstunna2002 April 11, 2010 9:56 am

    Best Wishes to Mo hope everything works out..I just spoke to him last week and he was excited about spring ball…

  15. ai-eee-soos April 11, 2010 9:59 am

    d1島: : re #7

    Shane & Brent are entering their 3rd year in the rns, so we should be OK

    David as a 4-year starter ? – wooo !!! – that would be AWESOME !!!

    can only hope that things work for everyone, and the team.

  16. BleedGreen808 April 11, 2010 10:01 am


    Iosefa is raw but I like his feistiness. He is not afraid to mix it up with the defense.

  17. d1島 April 11, 2010 10:07 am

    It used to be said that “every now and then” a broken clock used to look right, too, but now with digital clocks, they’re just broken…

  18. d1島 April 11, 2010 10:08 am

    Any observations on the battle at RWR?

  19. d1島 April 11, 2010 10:10 am


    The key, though, is will the same HC be around for four years? And does he wanna roll the dice on a RS-Frosh in this upcoming season?

  20. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 10:12 am

    It’s still a nice battle between Pollard and Stutzmann.
    I imagine Pollard is ahead based on experience. Plus, he’s making some nice plays.

  21. ai-eee-soos April 11, 2010 10:13 am


    Please post your blow-by-blow account of yesterday’s practice/scrimmage.


  22. d1島 April 11, 2010 10:14 am

    Thanks Stephen.

  23. kokane April 11, 2010 10:20 am

    good morning everyone

    glad to hear that the kauai scrimmage was a huge success. kudo’s to all who participated and made it happened. also congrats to the wahine sball team on their continued winning and home run streak. better fortunes day today for the warrior men bball team. keep swing dem bats.

    on a more personal note I am asking for you prayers on this sunday morning for my uncle who passed last week and for my bro-in-law who underwent a 6hr blood transfusion last night. we rushed him to emergency around 3 yesterday and didn’t leave till 11 that night. he is in need of a liver and is going thru a bunch of test to get on the list. please remember them in your prayer while your at services today I will greatly appreciate it. mahalo much

  24. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:20 am

    d1島 – What’s w/ all the negative vibes this morning…? 🙄

    R-n-S … depends heavily on the “chemistry” between the qb and receivers – got to be able to read each other. That being said – much will unfold during the off season. Let’s see who shows up and “shows up!!!”.

    As for bm…. opportunities are rare and precious. Don’t blow your chance dude! 😐

  25. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:21 am

    kk – done!

  26. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:29 am

    I’m happy to hear of the numerous sacks and other good reports of the DL performance. But…. does that suggest anything about the looooonnnnngggg road ahead by the OL unit? 🙄

  27. bluefintuna April 11, 2010 10:31 am

    Re-Kelly Majam

    Info listed below taken from UH web site

    #00 Kelly Majam

    Position: Outfield/Pitcher
    Height: 5-3
    Class: Redshirt Freshman
    Hometown: Pine Valley, Calif
    Previous School: Mountain Empire HS

    Prep: A 2008 graduate of Mountain Empire HS in Pine Valley, Calif…earned four varsity letters in both softball and soccer…helped lead the Redhawks to multiple conference titles in softball (2005, 06) and soccer (2006, 07)…was named the state’s Division 4 Player of the Year in both 2007 and 08…earned conference player of the year honors in 2007 and 08…other honors in 2008 include: CalHiSports all-state small school team; Mountain Empire HS most valuable player; all-state division 4 and all-conference first team…as a senior, carried a .789 batting average to lead the league…in soccer was the Redhawks most valuable player in 2005, 06, and 07; earned conference Player of the Year honors as a junior and was named to the all-conference team all four seasons…was the valedictorian of Mountain Empire HS with a 4.33 GPA and earned the school’s Scholar-Athlete Award…a member of the National Honor Society, Youth for Christ, and the Pep Club…also served as sophomore class secretary and was the 2008 yearbook editor…played for the 18U gold club team, SoCal Breakers from 2005-08.

    Personal: Born in San Diego, Calif…plans to major in kinesiology…has three sisters…older sister Allison plays softball for Colorado State…parents are Pat and Ros Majam of Pine Valley, Calif.

    My personal notes-

    Admittingly I didn’t know anything about her until reading her name so often on this blog. So I checked UH’s web site and read her bio. And wow what accomplishments. Tops in two different sports, softball and soccer, player of the year awards in both, and tops in her class as valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society…impressive. Totally impressive, Her parents should be very proud of her, especially in how she continues to excel, too, on the collegiate level. To realize that this is only her first year adds to the excitement and admiration.

  28. Pomai April 11, 2010 10:33 am

    KK as you ask, it is done.

  29. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:39 am

    Get rain over hea…. how ’bout ova dere? 🙄

  30. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:41 am

    Ferd… is a wordsmith magician…. 😀

  31. Pomai April 11, 2010 10:42 am

    Ok I said it before and I will say it again. Colt was not a great QB he was good, Bess was not a great slot he was good, Ryan was not a great slot he was good and Rivers was not a great wideout he was good. But when you put all of them together with their work together off the field and on the field they where a great team. Same thing applies to this group of guys. If I could give Mr. Graves one piece of advice it would be for him to team up with two or three receivers that he is comfortable with, an start working together as a group, get out there and run your routes, throw the ball at every possible opportunity. Do it until it becomes like breathing, no thinking involved just reaction.

  32. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:45 am

    Howzit Pomai!!! Do they still sell chili at WSB games? How ’bout Tsaikos have a cornbread contest… also having all the WSB attendees help judge. Of course, there could be a donation kitty… all proceeds donated to Coach Coolen and the girls! Can or what? => grassroots…. 🙄

  33. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:46 am

    Spooky…. Pomai and I thinking alike…. I’d be most afraid sir. 😀

  34. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:47 am

    Woohoo!!!…DPKberfdaynoticeinonemoreday!!! 🙂 😀 😆

  35. whitey April 11, 2010 10:48 am

    koakane, prayers for your family.

  36. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 10:49 am

    Basubaru…. I don’t like raisins! Come-on guys…. 😈

  37. chawan_cut April 11, 2010 10:58 am

    Go Bows today!

  38. Pomai April 11, 2010 11:02 am

    Brew808 yeah still git da chili and a few other items, but could use a few more choices, but the big thing is they should ban KAZZ from buying skittles, every time he buys them he ends up choking on them cause as soon as he puts them in his mouth the upm’s make a bad call an he goes ballistic and ends up choking. Ralph and I gotta keep an eye on the buggah.

  39. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:04 am

    chawan – R U away? No more Navy activities in CO. – or are there? 😕

  40. protector April 11, 2010 11:04 am


    I agree that UH is a better team with Moniz but hopefully we won’t have to do without him. It’s lucky that we have greater depth at QB (and actually a number of positions) than in previous years. Just hope he’s back in the fold by the Fall practice. As for Joey, I just like that he seems to be a natural at blocking unlike Leon, Alex & Chizzy who took a long time learning to execute their responsibilities. It’s nice to hear good things about Rosehill & Lister, too. It speaks to that depth I refer to. With the increased work in tackling preparation, we may just need all the depth we can acquire & hopefully, the match with USC doesn’t take its physical toll going into the next 2 games.

  41. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:07 am

    Kazz – one funny guy! Kind of our Energizer Bunny with a car battery and amp’d up on 5-hr energy drinks! 😆

  42. BleedGreen808 April 11, 2010 11:08 am

    Kauai practice/scrimmage report

    As usual, it started out with warm up by T. Heffernan. Defense was on one side, while the offense was on the other. After the warm up, the team gathered in the middle of the field for “warrior pride” where one offensive guy went one-on-one with a defensive guy. This got the offense and defense fired up. From what I gathered, the offense won three out of the five, if that matters at all. Next the team parted ways.

    My observation was that the offense was utilizing the field and their time more efficiently. The whole first offensive unit would run a play without the defense, and after the play would move up 10-15 yards while the second, third, and fourth units right behind until they reached the 50 yard line to have three units on the field on their own side of the field at the same time. I call it “organized chaos.”

    Kauai Mayor Carvalho gave a pep talk to the whole team before scrimmage. Jim Donovan, Neil Abercrombie, MacNamara, Adam Leonard, Mel Purcell, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Clapp were among the notables in attendance. Abercrombie announced over the p.a. that if he becomes governor, he will give UH the full authority of Aloha Stadium and will work hard to get all D1 teams involved in the BCS system.

    Paipai, Letuli, Brashton, Salas, Green, and Dimude all participated in practice but did not participate in the scrimmage.

    On the scrimmage:

    First series had S. Austin at QB and that series ended with a fumble.

    Second series had D. Graves at QB and ended with a Dunnachie punt
    getting a verbal praise from Tormey.

    Third and fourth series with B. Rausch at QB. One ended with a punt
    by Dunnachie and the other was a TD by D. Bright. PAT good.

    Fifth series was C. Shutter, which ended on a TD catch by C.
    Stutzmann. PAT good.

    Sixth series was with C. Nielsen at QB and that ended with a missed

    After the sixth series, I lost track of who was in or what.

    Austin had a TD to R. Henry towards the end of the scrimmage. PAT

    Scrimmage ended with another missed FG.

    The defense was in the backfield a lot due in part of O-Line not giving the QBs much time to go through their reads. This is why I can’t say who stood out today. A good part of the time, the QBs were either scrambling, or the play was deemed dead because of a sack. At one point, the defense had three sacks in a row. One, I believe, was by Umu, and the other by a player with a uniform turned inside out. He looked to have had Sione’s physique. Overall, I thought the defense played aggressive, swarming football. The offense had its moments but just couldn’t put together a consistent, sustainable drive throughout the scrimmage.

    Majority of the reps went to Rausch, Shutter, and Graves.

    It seems to me that S. Austin is really threading those balls. I cringe when he lets the ball go.

    A. Brown had a couple of sacks.

    P. Paredes and M. Silva had some nice hits.

    A number of forced fumbles by the defense.

    J. Clapp and C. Paclebar, both had a good outing.

    Stutzmann continues to do some damage.

    D. Bright seems uncomfortable with the offense. But he does have the potential to be special. He showed his speed when he ran by the DB to catch the ball for a TD.

    K. Alo is positioning himself to be the future big hitting safety.

    At one point, V. Meatoga seemed to be limping towards the sideline. Hope there was nothing to it.

    G. Daily-Lyles and M. Maleapai had couple of tackles. I think Marcus might have had a sack, too.

    J. Loeffler is young with great potential at LT. He is more than holding his own. He has been running with the third unit at LT.

    By the way, great showing by the Garden Isle fans. Good move by UH to have Rainbowtique selling UH merchandise. A number of people in the afternoon left carrying UH Warrior handbags.

    Sorry if I missed including some really good plays. Crackberry was acting up. Also, was trying to blog and watch the game at the same time.

  43. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:08 am

    OL…OLOLOL…!!! It all starts there! 😈

  44. protector April 11, 2010 11:09 am


    Condolences for your uncle and best wishes and prayers are with you and your family in regard to your brother-in-law.

  45. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:11 am

    Plenty mahalos for your first hand report – BleedGreen808!!! 😆

  46. Kazz April 11, 2010 11:12 am

    I blame all the softball season on my recent distaste for chili and hotdogs…. and cheapo saimin.


    Need the sour ones though… I love the sour skittles… they get me REAL angry. 😎

  47. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:14 am

    🙄 Oh great…. that’s just what we need…. an angry Kazz!!! 😆

  48. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:16 am

    angrier…. 😳

  49. Kazz April 11, 2010 11:16 am


    No worry, if I die choking right there on those bleachers, that would be a good way for me to go out.

    Then I can haunt the visiting team’s dugout. I’d be like Patrick Swayze’s character in “Ghost”, but not as whiney and whimpy. I’d be tripping opposing runners and interfering with opposing pitchers while their hiding equipment and such.

  50. chawan_cut April 11, 2010 11:18 am


    i might be away….
    or i might be here….
    but most people say,
    i’m not all there.

  51. protector April 11, 2010 11:18 am


    Awesome reporting and observations! Mahalo, again.


    Was there any special reason for holding Alex, Chizzy & Paipai out? I understand about Pepa & Brashton as they were not at Spring Practice from Day One. Just wondering.

  52. Kazz April 11, 2010 11:19 am


    Done. Take care sir.

  53. jm2375 April 11, 2010 11:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos! (what’s left of it anyway)

    βρεω808 – #41 – Kazz and energy drinks should *not* be used in the same sentence. 🙄

    ST reports that he put TWO miles on the rental car yesterday, but the rental car agent transposed some numbers and said he put 8000(?) miles on it. They finally got things right.

    And for some reason, SSC personnel wouldn’t let our cult leader into the vb game last night without paying, even when it was late into the 4th or 5th game. 😈

    KK – condolences on the passing of your uncle and best wishes for your brother-in-law.

    Hope Moniz resolves his personal issues ASAP.

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid April 11, 2010 11:20 am

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  55. jm2375 April 11, 2010 11:22 am

    brew – you mean you can’t find c_c with all your spy gear?

  56. protector April 11, 2010 11:23 am

    Kazz & others,

    The chili they sell at the stadiums…to avoid being “moderated”, let’s just say it “needs HELP” or a better yet, a different recipe.

  57. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:26 am

    …all I see is Lego…. 🙄

  58. Pomai April 11, 2010 11:27 am

    Eh Kazz no worry if you start for choke again we’ll have Kelly give you da himlec manuvah, except she will use her bat. LOL

  59. wafan April 11, 2010 11:28 am

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  60. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:28 am

    Woohoo!!!…oneowaclosertoDPK‘sberfday!!! 🙂 😀 😆

    Ihopehegetsmoredansaladtoeatsonhisspecialday… 🙄

  61. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:30 am

    Heck… the entire WSB team could take turns attempting to revive Kazz…. Now dat would be a way to go huh Kazz! 🙄

  62. Pomai April 11, 2010 11:31 am

    Lord could you imagine if da Tsaikos took over da concessions at da UH.

  63. Kazz April 11, 2010 11:34 am


    April 11th, 2010 at 8:54 am
    Kazz, JD did respond to your question. He said that the year that they had an admission fee, the number of fans coming to games dropped big time. He said that it would be nice to generate some more money but he didn’t want to hurt the amount of support that the team gets at games.

    Actually, I cannot recall asking Jim Donovan about charging admission for softball, but I did ask him about seeking more signage opportunities via John McNamara for the UH Softball Stadium. Currenty there’s like an Oceanic Time Warner banner out there, a Phiten one, and an Under Armour one and that shouldn’t count as a “new” sponsor because the team already gets most of their gear from UA like football does.

    Also, what about a rotating billboard thing behind home plate for all the televised softball games on K5, like how they have in baseball?

    This is what I emailed McNamara and I got no response for about a month now.

  64. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:35 am

    …..”is it working…. is he conscious?”

    “…No…but it seems he’s now smiling….” 😆

  65. Kazz April 11, 2010 11:36 am


    We can’t have UH student athletes being charged with assault with a weapon.

    This ain’t the University of Florida.

  66. Kazz April 11, 2010 11:38 am


    April 11th, 2010 at 11:31 am
    Lord could you imagine if da Tsaikos took over da concessions at da UH.

    3/4’s of the damn crowd would be passed out or drunk by the 3rd inning.

  67. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:40 am

    …the rest would be singing karaoke between innings…. 🙄

  68. Todd April 11, 2010 11:41 am

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  69. A-House April 11, 2010 11:42 am

    I go off the blog and my good neighbor wakes up and sets up a new post.

    whass up wit dat?

    If Moniz does not make it back on time, we may have very capable “backups” with very limited or NO game experience. It will take time if this is the situation and facing USC for the opener will be brutal. IF, USC should realy beat up on the Warriors, the mainland sports writers, columnist, sport caster will have a field day about how bad UH is.

  70. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:45 am

    …negative vibes… 🙄

  71. A-House April 11, 2010 11:45 am


    your #8 – it would help if the coaches substitute more frequently allowing both to play and have great senior years.

    this has been my primary gripe for many years now.

  72. Ralph April 11, 2010 11:49 am

    On Fox Primetime 228 #9 Arizona st vs #4 UCLA top first inning in softball

  73. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:50 am

    …some people wake from their naps re-energized and refreshed….

    I suppose it doesn’t work on everybody…. 🙄

  74. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:51 am

    I think if I went to a certain eye doctor in PC…. I hear all about ALL the OTHER eye doctors in other parts of the island and beyond… 🙄 😆 😯

  75. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 11:57 am

    Athletics: Kurt gets a day off whilst the A’s bats go BOOM! 😐

  76. protector April 11, 2010 11:59 am

    Kazz, re: Heimlich maneuver by Majam

    Admit it Kazz. You would be down for a little assault if it included a Close Encounter of the nice kine (e.g. artificial respiration, etc.) if the bat caused arrhythmia or myocardial infarction). As long as , of course, the implementer was Kelly & not Pomai or Ralph.

  77. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 12:03 pm

    Yeah… Pomai spent plenty time in WV…. and Ralph…. he’s just RALPH!!! 😯 🙄 😯

  78. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 12:05 pm

    When is UH basubaru? Getting no-no’d by raisins is a beeg No, NO!!! 😈

  79. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 12:07 pm

    A’s get the W. Giant’s waiting for the rain to stop. Honeydo’s gotta wait! 😀

  80. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:08 pm


    If UCLA loses I don’t think they’ll have a trophy to throw away in the trash this time huh? 😆

  81. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:10 pm


    Are you insane?


  82. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:14 pm

    ***Non-sports related rant***

    I’ve got this odd sensation in my left ear…

    You know when you are getting older when you show up to a punk rock show and everything annoys you.

    I’m turned 27 not too long ago and I cannot believe I used to or at least thought there was some sort of validity in all that “scene”.

    Everything is a “scene”. I don’t understand how they can preach to avoid conformatisim when you have to CONFORM to their clothing style and image to fit in.

    Bleh… worst 5.00 I ever spent in my life.

  83. jm2375 April 11, 2010 12:18 pm

    A-house – rumor has it that our esteemed leader was out late last night *trying* to knock down some funny shaped things in Kailua town.

  84. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 12:20 pm

    jm2375 – I hope you didn’t get hurt! 😆 😆 😆

  85. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:21 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 11th, 2010 at 9:51 am
    In the numbers game, it’s easy to count out Cayman Shutter. But that guy just makes some big plays every now and then. And he’s got that intangible leadership quality.

    The thing I liked about Shutter from last season was watching him constantly “picking the brain” of Alexander during practice.

    Braddah would also be setting up his own targets AFTER practice and would start throwing balls to them downfield. He then would hustle to collect them and start all over again.

    Shutter has quite the work ethic.

  86. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:22 pm


    April 11th, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    A-house – rumor has it that our esteemed leader was out late last night *trying* to knock down some funny shaped things in Kailua town.

    Mailboxes??? 😯

  87. jm2375 April 11, 2010 12:22 pm

    Kazz – wait till you turn 30, 40 and 50!

    brew – hahahaha. I wasn’t there.

  88. Ralph April 11, 2010 12:25 pm

    UCLA sb has their band at the game. A band at a softball game, that is taking it to the next level of school pride.

  89. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 12:25 pm

    “…wait till you turn 30, 40 and 50!” Whoaahhhh…. so now the real age comes out! 🙄 😯 😆

  90. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:26 pm


    I have nothing to wait for.


    Hell, I’m gonna RACK up my credit card debit seeing as we’re all going down!!! 😆

  91. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:27 pm

    ***Off topic***

    “2012” was a really BAD movie.

  92. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 12:29 pm

    Just an opinion…. I like Lefty… aka family man & seemingly nice guy…. 😀

  93. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:30 pm


    April 11th, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    UCLA sb has their band at the game. A band at a softball game, that is taking it to the next level of school pride.

    OH! Maybe the band can throw away their instruments in the trash if they lose? 😆

  94. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:31 pm

    UCLA’s macot should be a giant KEG.

  95. Kazz April 11, 2010 12:36 pm

    Oh no… I get this text message from my parents. They both got new cellphones. The Palm Pre to be exact. They need help figuring it out.

    Well, looks like I have my WHOLE DAY set. 👿

  96. Pomai April 11, 2010 12:48 pm

    #69 A-House

    No worry USC is a win for us plus 10 more.

  97. jm2375 April 11, 2010 1:01 pm

    brew – I haven’t hit 50 yet. BTW, some esteemed blogger is getting his AARP card this year. 😆

  98. Jack Flash April 11, 2010 1:10 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  99. Jack Flash April 11, 2010 1:11 pm

    This Moniz situation is giving me Graunke nightmares

  100. bigwiezie April 11, 2010 1:13 pm

    ST, the comment “Moniz is clearly the best quarterback on the roster” is subject for debate! i personally dont think MO is the best QB! He only won (1) big game last year which was Navy, all other wins were againts dud teams! Why is Rausch always getting the shot end of the stick? Being named the started against Florida, then Mac makes up some fib about his arm being sore (by the way, he played in that game with a sore arm? come on!) and then getting jacked everytime an opportunity comes up. ST, did you hear the comment on the coach Mach show radio show one night last season by Mac, when he said Funaki is not a QB, “because he doesnt fit into what we do?” it was a question posed after the Boise state game? MO has a very similar style to Funaki, Austin looks just like Graunke and Rausch is “a young Colt” according to Mac at a Na Koa luncheon. So, why would you want a Funaki or Graunke look alike? when you can have a young Colt, well not young anymore but that was Mac’s quote 2 years ago.

  101. downtownwarrior April 11, 2010 1:16 pm

    anybody no how Ikaika Mahoe did yesterday and mana siilva .

  102. chawan_cut April 11, 2010 1:22 pm

    brew, #92,
    are we talking about the same lefty?

  103. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 1:27 pm

    😀 I like both…. but one is a betta golfer…. I’m sure! The oda… can Rap! 😆

  104. chawan_cut April 11, 2010 1:35 pm

    i like your #96

  105. Ralph April 11, 2010 1:41 pm

    #1 UDUB sweeps #3 Arizona, #9 Arizona State sweeps UCLA, #8 Stanford takes 2 of 3 from Oregon State, #21 Oregon sweeps #13 Cal. Unfortunately, I think UH is too far down the rankings at #25 to move up. The upper ranked teams will merely switch slots.

  106. tommui April 11, 2010 1:54 pm

    KOAKANE: Will pray for you and yours.

  107. tommui April 11, 2010 1:54 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  108. ai-eee-soos April 11, 2010 2:21 pm

    April 11th, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Kauai practice/scrimmage report

    Many thanks for the report, BG808.

  109. Da Punchbowl Kid April 11, 2010 2:28 pm

    Prayers for you KK!

  110. duffer April 11, 2010 2:47 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  111. el guapo April 11, 2010 2:51 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  112. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 3:14 pm

    re: Stan Sheriff Center.
    Me and the son went there to catch the final few points, and grab a few quotes. It was something like 12-12 in the fifth set when we got there. We went through the bottom area, where I always go through, and a group of the ushers said: Whoa, can’t go through here. So I started to say how we were there to just grab some quotes, but another usher told me I h had to go upstairs and buy a ticket. So I started to say how the match was about to end, and she said, no, sorry, this is a ticketed event.
    And that’s why we had no quotes in today’s paper.

  113. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 3:19 pm

    Hmmmm… I think that usher was doing her due diligence and she should be acknowledge for her efforts! Please…. mention her name! 😈

  114. mauifarmdog April 11, 2010 3:22 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  115. Mike April 11, 2010 3:22 pm


    Re: #82 … it just gets worse. These days when I go to check out bands, I’m not only out of synch with the scenesters, I’m old enough to be their dad. Lowest moment came several years ago when folks were crowd surfing and I asked some guy for a lift up. After a couple of tries, he looked at me and said, “Dude, lose weight!” Talk about not aging gracefully.

  116. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 3:22 pm

    What happened to the “Land of Aloha….”? I guess lower Manoa campus is an exclusion zone of sorts…. 😈

  117. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 3:26 pm

    #115 – Cute – da story…. 😆 Is that when you decided you’d better settle down and propose? 🙄 😀

  118. Mike April 11, 2010 3:39 pm

    Ha, that’s when I decided I’d better try the South Beach Diet.

  119. UKU@LA April 11, 2010 4:01 pm

    Go Warriors! Hope everyone’s fine!
    There’s nothing like Garden Island Football!
    Aloha everyone from LA!

    MANEO !!!

  120. SojuNTaegu April 11, 2010 4:02 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island Football!

    Go Warriors!!!!!!

  121. (Jesse)James April 11, 2010 4:16 pm

    KK…prayers and thoughts for you and your ohana….

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football..

  122. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 4:24 pm

    I understand where you’re coming from.
    This is my take: When Mack took over, he didn’t want a QB controversy to drag on. So he set a date of when a starting QB would be chosen. As the date approached, Rausch had a really good practice and Greg Alexander started having foot problems. And so Rausch was announced as the starter. A little bit after, there was a scrimmage at Aloha Stadium. Rausch didn’t do so well, and then there was talk that maybe he had a sore arm. And so the coaches decided to re-open the competition.
    In hindsight, it would have been better not to have set a date, and, if necessary, keep the competition open until Florida week, which is what ended up happening, anyway. Maybe it would have been better if Rausch redshirted that year, too.
    From that point, it was tough to get back in the mix. Funaki beat Fresno, and then Alexander had a strong finish to 2008. And then we all know what happened in 2009.
    Anyway, it’s wide open now, which is why I like the daily king-of-the-hill competition.

  123. wafan April 11, 2010 4:43 pm

    Prayers and lots of positive thoughts to Koakane’s family.

  124. wafan April 11, 2010 4:43 pm

    Time to get ready for the week.


  125. Pauoa Boy April 11, 2010 4:53 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

    Eh what time practice tommorrow?

  126. Pauoa Boy April 11, 2010 4:56 pm

    Rausch just got caught up in the mix, but even so…when I read about things he says, it seems he doesn’t have a burning desire to be the starter??? Like he’s content on where he’s at and what he’s doing. I mean I dunno if its true but it just seems that way. If I was Rausch I wouldn’t be content and I would be trying to whoop everyone in practice and be king of the hill all day everyday.

  127. Pauoa Boy April 11, 2010 5:01 pm

    K nevermind 7 a.m. – 9 a.m mahalos…

  128. Kazz April 11, 2010 5:03 pm

    ***Off topic***


    I still like that kind of music but I’m “stuck” so to speak… Like what now classifies as “older” stuff to the kids 15-18 yrs old is the stuff I still only wanna listen to like Sublime, Incubus, Sevendust, Tool, Go Jimmy Go, etc…

    I gave up on the stuff that came out recently with all the whining “wah wah, my girlfriend broke up with me garbage so now I’m gonna wear tight jeans and wear eye-liner”…

    There are SOME bright spots in today’s music like Matisyahu and Kings of Leon, but the rest I can do without and Lady Gaga aka Lady Gag Gag comes to mind. 🙄


    I’m sorry, but music has gotten WHIMPIER since I graduated high school.

    Local music too. Used to be REAL good like when I was little my parents had the C&K (sans DUI) going, the Kalapana going, Peter Moon, etc… Now everything is this reggae hybrid that sounds all the same and boring. I love reggae, but not today’s “Jahawaiian” for the most part. 🙄

  129. Kazz April 11, 2010 5:04 pm

    Pauoa Boy, 7am HST sir!!!

  130. mailepua April 11, 2010 5:12 pm

    Kelly Majam left-off USA/top 25 POY.
    7 freshmen included on list.
    Jen Yee has my vote, but you gotta wonder why Majam was ignored.

    2010 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 25 Finalists:

    Name (School) – Year – Position – Hometown
    Valerie Arioto (California) – Junior – Utility – Pleasanton, Calif.
    Chelsea Bramlett (Mississippi State) – Senior – Catcher/Infield – Cordova, Tenn.
    *Kayla Braud (Alabama) -Freshman – Infielder – Eugene, Ore.
    *Raven Chavanne (Tennessee) – Freshman – Third Base/Outfield -Thousand Oaks, Calif.
    Francesca Enea (Florida) – Senior – Outfield – Woodland Hills, Calif.
    Amber Flores (Oklahoma) – Senior – Infield – Calexico, Calif.
    *Kenzie Fowler (Arizona) – Freshman – Pitcher – Tucson, Ariz.
    *Teagan Gerhart (Stanford) – Freshman – Pitcher/Infielder – Norco, Calif.
    Alissa Haber (Stanford) – Senior – Outfield- Newark, Calif.
    Sarah Hamilton (Florida State) – Junior – Pitcher – Tallahassee, Fla.
    Megan Langenfeld (UCLA) – Senior – Pitcher/First Base – Bakersfield, Calif.
    Brittany Lastrapes (Arizona) – Junior – Outfield – Laguna Niguel, Calif.
    Danielle Lawrie (Washington) – Senior – Pitcher – Langley, B.C.
    *Blaire Luna (Texas) – Freshman – Pitcher – Austin, Texas
    * Jen Mineau (Fordham) – Sophomore – Pitcher – Schaghticoke, N.Y.
    *Keilani Ricketts (Oklahoma) – Freshman – Pitcher – San Jose, Calif.
    Melissa Roth (Louisville) – Senior – Catcher – Long Beach, Calif.
    *Hope Rush (Georgia Tech) – Freshman – Pitcher/DP – Stockbridge, Ga.
    Taylor Schlopy (Georgia) – Junior – Pitcher/Outfield – West Hills, Calif.
    Kirsten Shortridge (LSU) – Senior – Pitcher/Outfield- Keller, Texas
    *Jenn Salling (Washington) – Junior – Infield – Port Coquitlam, B.C.
    Danielle Spaulding (North Carolina) – Senior – First Base/Pitcher – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
    *Jordan Taylor (Michigan) – Junior – Pitcher – Valencia, Calif.
    Rhea Taylor (Missouri) – Junior – Outfield – Buford, Ga.
    Jen Yee (Georgia Tech) – Senior – Second Base – North Delta, B.C.

  131. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 5:13 pm

    Wow. That’s just wrong.

  132. Pauoa Boy April 11, 2010 5:24 pm

    Mahalos my bruddah, on the grass fields at 7 a.m. rajah dat!

  133. Kazz April 11, 2010 5:27 pm


    Majam and several Hawaii athletes, past or current, can get together and form a club.

    It can be called the “We’re good, we’re dedicated, we’re positive representatives of all student athletes everywhere and because the nation doesn’t think much of the WAC and the University of Hawaii with regards to athletics, don’t ignore us”…CLUB.

    Coach speak and player speak will tend to have an outsider think, “well, they don’t care, they just get out there and help their team win”. Which is true, but they’re human beings like us and like all of us there is a part, no matter how small, looking for some respect and recognition.

    Ignorance and discrimination on biases is a pathetic thing and has infected the college athletic scene.

  134. al April 11, 2010 5:27 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  135. al April 11, 2010 5:28 pm

    unbelievable slight.

  136. Kazz April 11, 2010 5:30 pm

    So much bullcrap.

    Colt Brennan and Kelly Majam could have a lot to talk about.

    Anytime now, the college softball experts will start saying Coach Coolen and Hawaii are using a system. 🙄 🙄 🙄



  137. Kazz April 11, 2010 5:33 pm


    Unbelieveable yes, but surprising? No.

    People call me paranoid or bitter when I speak of the “Hawaii Bias”, but it’s quite amazing that they never cease to disappoint in disrespecting our student athletes.

  138. Kazz April 11, 2010 5:36 pm

    How many of those seven freshman had their true freshman season taken away after a devestating ACL injury followed up with two operations to come back and perform like a woman possessed?

  139. Ralph April 11, 2010 5:40 pm

    POY nominee Keilani Ricketts is Stephanie Ricketts younger sister. Unfortunately she followed her older sister Samantha to OU to play softball. She is also at 6’2 like Stephanie.

  140. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 11, 2010 5:42 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  141. Kazz April 11, 2010 5:45 pm




    “Voices” by Rev Theory:

    I hear voices in my head
    The council me
    They understand
    They talk to me

    You got your rules and your religion
    All designed to keep you safe
    But when rules start getting broken
    You start questioning your faith
    I have a voice that is my savior
    Hates to love and loves to hate
    I have the voice that has the knowledge
    And the power to rule your fate

    POLITICIANS ARE ALL LIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I see darkness falling
    I hear voices calling
    I feel justice crawling
    I see faith has fallen

    I hear voices in my head
    The council me
    They understand
    They talk to me, they talk to me
    They tell me things that I would do
    They show me things I’ll do to you
    They talk to me, they talk to me

  142. Ralph April 11, 2010 5:46 pm

    Kazz maybe those freshmen play for a team with a good media department that get the word out, know the awards-POY, All American, etc and who the voters are, like the associated press voters, etc, sends out weekly news briefs to voters, because I doubt if any of the voters or selectors are able to see any of the players picked. Their information on each player got to come from a source (NCAA stats) and media releases from the schools. Where is UH media people, maybe its not in their contract or coverage responsibilities at UH.

  143. Tunaluvr April 11, 2010 5:49 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  144. PONO April 11, 2010 5:51 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Isle Football

  145. mailepua April 11, 2010 5:54 pm

    On that list there are truly outstanding players with incredible accomplishment this season. Jen Yee, 5th year senior for GaTech, is a prime example and has been on base in all of her games and is batting over .550 with only 2 KOs and 44 BBs. She is way above everyone else including last years POY Danielle Lawrie (Washington) in player impact. Yee and Majam are locked in a tight-race for the NCAA HR title. Majam has 23 and Yee 21.
    Still, what Kelly Majam has accomplished in the box as well as a 1.000% fielding percentage merits top 25 consideration, notwithstanding being left out of the original top-50 selectees. 10 of the final top-25 finalists were also left off the original top-50 list. So adjustments were made to accomodate updated play….

  146. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 11, 2010 5:59 pm

    112- ST, did you wear your lanyard and PRESS card? Perhaps the ushers thot you were a fan sneaking your son in. Whatever.

    Prayers for the KK Ohana and a speedy resolution to the big Mo situation.

    Miss you guys!

  147. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 11, 2010 6:02 pm

    Majam will get her due. Just keep on keepin on. Go SoftBows!!!

  148. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 6:09 pm


    Hmmm…. Yeah.. Nope. Just checked my BPI and still angry. 😉

    Btw sorry for the missed call. Phone died earlier.

  149. Pomai April 11, 2010 6:23 pm

    Kazz, all of the above doesn’t surprise me at all. But as others say she will hopefully use this as fuel.

  150. jm2375 April 11, 2010 6:39 pm

    Congrats to the BaseBows on their victory today.

  151. Ralph April 11, 2010 6:40 pm

    Kazz your phone is always dying, try recharging every night as a routine. someday UH softball will be in a tight situation and your internet connection will go dead and you won’t know what happened until you get off the freeway and back home. 🙂

  152. Ralph April 11, 2010 6:53 pm

    JMxxx announced sellout crowd of 4717 tickets issued but unfortunately 44% with tickets did not go to the game. Would be nice if those with tickets and not intending to attend any of the games would give them away or maybe they tried and nobody they knew wanted the tickets. As Ferd wrote in his column, win and they will come. UH is now 17-15, and 1-3 in the WAC. Early in the WAC season so UH has a chase to redeem themselves on the road.

  153. Ralph April 11, 2010 6:54 pm

    Our 5th ranked water polo team lost to Stanford today, Stanford keeps beating us up in sports- wait a minute, Na Wahine beat them in vb. We need to play them in football.

  154. Ralph April 11, 2010 7:07 pm

    UH faces WAC opponents Sac State 11-16-1, 0-0 WAC, and La Tech 12-14, 2-2 WAC on the road. UH didn’t protect its house against Fresno State, so they’ll have to win on the road to make up for the losses-like sweeping or at least 3-1. any thing less would put UH back of these two teams in the standing.

  155. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 11, 2010 7:09 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  156. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 7:12 pm

    The usher knows I work for the paper.
    No offense to UH, but I was really tired, and I wasn’t going there for fun.

  157. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 7:12 pm

    And by the way, JMxxxx, cluck-cluck’d on me yesterday.

  158. βρεω808 April 11, 2010 7:21 pm

    JMxxxx, cluck-cluck’d…” => learned that from Hoya-land…. 😀 🙄 😀

  159. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 7:31 pm


    Dunno what’s wrong with my phone… Since I went hiking during that NMSU road series and trying to follow the game my phone lost mana in the battery. Then again I’ve been overusing it a lot.

  160. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 7:34 pm


    Your media pass was not accepted for the alumni game.

  161. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 11, 2010 7:45 pm

    Today’s game was a great example of how the Bowsballs can play on a regular basis – good pitching, better fielding, solid hitting, and top-of-the-line communications. The last was missing on Friday and Saturday.

    Re Kelly Majum’s failure to make the Top 25 Player of the Year. As our Dear Beloved Baseball Leader once said – “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” – the same works here. First, send a protest with facts to the publication. Second, contact Brooks Baehr at KGMB and get him to do a story on this – not just the team itself but on Kelly Third, contact Jim Donovan & John McNamara expressing your outrage and asking that they start promoting Kelly right here, right now. Fourth, let’s contact Sports Illustrated, ESPN Radio as well as television (nationally but through their local affiliate), and Fox Sports.

    CAPITOL UPDATE ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS BUDGET: The House & Senate money committees have been meeting throughout the weekend to address the huge differences in their approaches to resolving the reduction in revenues.

    Once that is done, then they will shift their attention to the spending portions of the budget.

    Will have a summary of the House’s version of their budget proposals for Aloha Stadium and UHM’s lower campus later this evening.

  162. mailepua April 11, 2010 7:48 pm

    This Moniz affair is awefully simular to Coach GM’s first Spr in 2008 with TG….the facts may differ somewhat but the process and results appear the same. Greg Alexander emerged from a carousel of QBs to eventually claim the position from Raush, Funaki and Graunke. It sure made for an up and down season ending with a thrashing by ND in the Hawaii Bowl. It appears we are headed in the same direction under simular conditions in 2010….?

  163. Stephen Tsai April 11, 2010 8:38 pm

    It’s going to be a tough season for the Warriors:
    Army, Colorado, Fresno State, Boise State on the road.
    I think the road game at Utah State will be difficult, too.
    They’re going to have to play well to get to seven victories.

  164. al April 11, 2010 8:38 pm

    …and while we await the qb situation.

    here’s some video to remind you about the talented rs freshman who waits in the wings.

    who threw for 2,771 yards
    completing 72-percent and 40 touchdowns
    and he…rushed for 696 yards and 11 touchdowns


  165. al April 11, 2010 8:40 pm

    oh and he got this kid brother…


  166. al April 11, 2010 8:42 pm

    yup…every other year we get fresno st and boise st on the road. don’t you think we should soften our non-conf games for those years?

  167. al April 11, 2010 8:45 pm

    …and in the fall enter the next “greg salas”.


  168. Slugger April 11, 2010 8:46 pm


    Prayers for your ‘ohana and you, too.

  169. al April 11, 2010 8:50 pm

    how soon can you forget?

    i’ll bet that half of you out there don’t even remember where vj fehoko is going to school next year.

  170. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 8:50 pm


    Sorry that post above looked funny regarding the media pass. There should have been a question mark.

  171. Ralph April 11, 2010 8:52 pm

    no, FSU and BSU are tough games for UH, but FSU isn’t top dog and the rest of the WAC isn’t that much better than UH and some are weaker. Both Army and Colorado have been struggling the past 3 years so UH should be on par with them, if not, we are in for another bad year.

  172. colt fan April 11, 2010 8:57 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football

  173. al April 11, 2010 9:08 pm

    the ever optimistic ralphie has finished his evening meal.

  174. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 11, 2010 9:14 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

    Nitey Nite and sweet WarriorBow Dreams!

  175. Ralph April 11, 2010 9:15 pm

    yup why would UH look for weaker opponents to better its record and expect respect as a fb program in the same light as Boise State. We got to play tough competition and adjust our recruitment to give us a chance of success against them rather than turn the other way and look for weaker opponents. BN did this in mbb for two years, his out of conference schedule was dull and weak but we lost anyway. I like Les Murakami’s mantra, to be the best you got to play the best and he did.

  176. Slugger April 11, 2010 9:16 pm

    Decided to go to the BaseBows game this afternoon. I got there at the top of the 6th, and they wouldn’t let me in without a ticket. Got the cheapo one & enjoyed the win. I think they’re trying to pick up as much revenue as possible.


    Night y’all!

  177. Ralph April 11, 2010 9:22 pm

    Slugger the game was sold out, so I hope they sold you a cheap standing room only ticket.

  178. al April 11, 2010 9:33 pm

    slugger that would be an excellent idea.
    leave the box with a volunteer attendant at the entrance gate. you know small table so as to not to scare folks away.

    still have “free” admittance but dangle that “carrot” donation box.

    i’ll bet folks pony up some cash that by year’s end could amount to some serious money that can offset a lot of the team’s expenses or so that they could purchase the “good to have” but non essential stuff that the current budget limits then to.

    brilliant idea slugger!

  179. jm2375 April 11, 2010 9:33 pm

    OK, so, according to Brand X, since ST wasn’t there to get quotes, UH is tied for 4th with the Malibu Beach Boys. UH holds the tiebreaker over BYWho, Northridge, Pepperdine & USC. They still gotta take care of bizness at UCSB.

  180. Ralph April 11, 2010 9:33 pm

    good video of David and Dano. These HS players play in nice surrounding, I wonder what they would say if they saw Kahuku football field or Leilehua’s.

  181. d1島 April 11, 2010 9:48 pm

    Condolences and prayers for Koakane and Ohana.

  182. Ralph April 11, 2010 9:50 pm

    Condolences to Koakane’s Uncle’s ohana and a speedy recovery to his brother-in-law.

  183. d1島 April 11, 2010 9:52 pm

    Inconsistent application of the rules by the SSC staff as I was able to walk right in the main entrance during Game 4 last night after the BaseBow game.

  184. d1島 April 11, 2010 9:54 pm

    recall Don Robbs saying that series-sponsor Chevron had purchased a bunch (maybe 2000?) tix for today’s game. Evidently not everyone showed up.

  185. Ralph April 11, 2010 10:09 pm

    Kazz and I walked thru the main entrance to watch the third game of the Na Wahine vs Arizona exhibition after softball, no charge. I wonder if one of the ushers is a blogger on the WB, maybe got edited or deleted. LOL 🙂

  186. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2010 10:14 pm

    Spoke to a UH complex employee amnd mentioned tha JD was all for a “Donation” box at softball. Told him lot sof peoples wouldn’t mind popping in a donation and if he could get some peoples to man the collection…he will try to see if he can get it going..
    Look for a donation box this Friday..

    Prayers to Koakane and his ohana..hang tight my man..

    Also met a Punahou baseball guy and he spoke of a pitcher who has some really great potential (9th grader) and I ask if any UH coaches touched base with the kid…NO…and so the story goes…

    Anyhoo, great game by Capaul today…lots of hits and then…nadda…got to keep the intensity up guys.

  187. Ralph April 11, 2010 10:18 pm

    northshore you and and mrs. coming to the softball game this friday?

  188. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2010 10:28 pm

    Will definitely try to get over there…might just be able to make it by game time..hungry to see the Wahines again..after the games with Fresno…need to see the Wahines play!

  189. al April 11, 2010 10:30 pm

    nsfan…regarding a ninth grade pitcher.

    unless the kid is throwing mid eighties, is 6’4″, has command of the strike zone, he’ll typically go under the radar for at least a year unless he knows somebody. (one of the local scouts fpr example)

    minimum measurables for draft and d1 college is mid-80’s and 5’10” and that would be for at least a junior in hs.

    also, in this case if the kid is at punahou i am sure that if he has d1 potential that chad konishi would have been made aware by kadooka by now.

    very few can get a d1 scholie offer.

  190. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2010 10:34 pm

    al..not sure of his velocity but the guy said kid has pretty good velocity and has command of three pitches that he throws for strikes…I should have got the kids name but next time I see him I’ll get more info..

  191. jm2375 April 11, 2010 10:34 pm

    btw, has anyone seen MPI baseball play? There’s a frosh hitting clean-up, Marcus Doi. Is he that good?

  192. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2010 10:40 pm

    I hope coach Trap has some scouts out there taking in the high school games and making book on possible d1 players and not just rely on coaches..some who talk to him and some who don’t..but this state is small enough that the porspects shouldn’t go under the radar..

  193. al April 11, 2010 10:45 pm

    college coaches often work closely with mlb scouts.
    scouts are not afraid to share their book with college coaches and in fact often recommend a kid go the college instead of the major league rank n file. especially if the prospect is a good student.

  194. NorthShoreFan April 11, 2010 10:48 pm

    In the past UH got their share of great prospects only to lose them to the mlb draft. Getting some one like Kolten was a great get and I hope we can find more like him.

    Does coach Trap have camps?

  195. al April 11, 2010 10:49 pm

    all you oldies out there…

    don’t miss the 25th anniv of rock n roll on hbo.
    its four hours long from the madison square gdn.

  196. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 11, 2010 11:06 pm

    My initial read of the State House’s version of the upcoming fiscal year’s CIP budget is that no new appropriations are being proposed as compared to items in the State Senate’s proposed budget which I posted a few days ago. However, I need to confirm that with legislative staffers tomorrow. Perhaps James will be able to help me out.

    The first Conference Committee meeting of HB 2200 – Relating to the State Budget is scheduled for Monday evening at 8 pm. Even at that time of night , the room will be packed with lobbyists, advocates, unions, and businesses, non-profits, citizens, and protesters all pushing their agendas.

    Will report back as soon as I get the information – assuming that I can find a computer somewhere. If necessary, I’ll go rent some time at the State Library.

  197. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 11:17 pm

    Wdoc, will be looking forward to your report. I’m very interested in the proposed 1.7 million proposed for the Wahine softball stadium.

  198. SteveM April 11, 2010 11:19 pm

    Al — the 25th Anniversary of Rock & Roll? What year was it produced?

    No Rock & Roll in the 80’s…. and unlike Kazz, I thought most music ended around 1986…. 😐 But I’m a tad older than 27.

    Maybe that’s why I do karaoke at a place where english song releases ended with the 12″ karaoke laserdic… circa 1996? 😆

  199. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 11:30 pm

    The batting cage structure has had numerous break-ins. Some friends of Coach Coolen assisted in raising funds to repair some valdalized nets.

    Hopefully this hasn’t continued as of late.

  200. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 11:35 pm

    No good rock and roll in the 80s but I’m a true 80’s kid.

    That’s when Michael Jackson did his BEST work. Cheesy ballads from Peter Cetera were unforgettable and local Hawaiian music was top notch.

    Funny… You only appreciate these things as you get older…

  201. qb factory April 11, 2010 11:36 pm

    There’s nothing like Garden Island football.

  202. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 11, 2010 11:39 pm

    25th anniversary of rock and roll? That was celebrated back in 1979. Officially, rock and roll started with Rock Around the Clock.

    From Wikipedia:

    Rock Around the Clock” is a 12-bar-blues-based song written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter under the pseudonym “Jimmy De Knight”) in 1952. The best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley and His Comets in 1954.

    It was not the first rock and roll record, nor was it the first successful record of the genre (Bill Haley had American chart success with “Crazy Man, Crazy” in 1953, and in 1954, “Shake, Rattle and Roll” reached #1 on the Billboard R&B chart), Haley’s recording became an anthem for rebellious Fifties youth and is widely considered to be the song that, more than any other, brought rock and roll into mainstream culture in the United States and around the world. (it continues on)

    Re the donation box – will double-check with Carl Clapp tomorrow about the donation box. It was on the staff administration’s last meeting agenda.


  203. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 11:44 pm

    That donation box better be watched over carefully.

  204. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 11, 2010 11:49 pm

    Oh man… I wonder if I’m gonna wake up in time for practice tomorrow????? 😯

  205. al April 12, 2010 12:03 am

    easy stevem

    25th anniversary of the rock n roll hall of fame concert.

  206. Ralph April 12, 2010 12:06 am

    what day and time – rock and roll hall of fame on hbo

  207. al April 12, 2010 12:06 am

    stevem…i wish you were 27.

  208. al April 12, 2010 12:12 am

    check your local hbo listing.

    i just recorded it last night. the original concert was held over two days; oct 29-30, 2009.

    it featured twenty performers who were all inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame over the past twenty five years.

    good stuff.

  209. al April 12, 2010 12:12 am

    check your local hbo listing.

    i just recorded it last night. the original concert was held over two days; oct 29-30, 2009.

    it featured twenty performers who were all inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame over the past twenty five years.

    good stuff.

  210. Ralph April 12, 2010 12:23 am

    found it: HBO 12:15 to 4:30 pm tomorrow, Monday afternoon

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  212. Ralph April 12, 2010 12:27 am

    Kazz you dreaming, “yes” to what?

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    C-C up early for breakfast, when are you returning?

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