Brashton signs with J-E-T-S

Former UH linebacker Brashton Satele said he signed a three-year contract with the New York Jets today.

After last week’s NFL draft, Satele signed a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders. But the Raiders did not “execute the contract” after receiving a faxed copy of the signed document, allowing Satele to accept an invitation to this weekend’s mini camp with the Jets.

Agent Kenny Zuckerman said Satele was brought in as a backup linebacker who also could play on special teams. The Jets, who run a 3-4 defense, start inside linebackers David Harris and Bart Scott.

“Those are two great guys to learn from,” Satele said.

After the three-day mini-camp, Satele was offered the standard three-year contract for undrafted free agents. He did not receive a signing bonus. But for Satele, the signing bonus was not a factor.

“This is an opportunity to make an NFL team,” Zuckerman said.

Satele said: “I’m fortunate to be on any team. Two weeks ago, I wasn’t on any team.”

That was a reference to the NCAA’s denial of Satele’s appeal for a medical hardship that would have allowed him to play as a sixth-year UH senior in 2010.

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Mei Ling reports that UH softball fans donated $2,400 the past two days. All of the money will go into an account that will benefit the Rainbow Wahine softball program.

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The Rainbow Wahine softball team already should be a lock for an NCAA Regional berth. Still, the Rainbows can add to their victory — and home run — totals in this week’s WAC tournament in Las Cruces, N.M. The Rainbows also should sweep the WAC’s top awards.

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Despite a partial shoulder tear, UH safety Kenny Estes will not need surgery. Instead, he will rely on intensive rehabilitation. He should be ready for the start of training camp in August.

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  1. ai-eee-soos May 2, 2010 1:16 am

    Congrats to the Wahine SoftBows.

  2. ai-eee-soos May 2, 2010 1:21 am

    Does anyone know what the WAC tournament format is for WSB?

    I hope it’s a double elimination; not one loss and out.

  3. 99club May 2, 2010 1:26 am


    Click on my handle above for a link to the WSB tourney bracket. Looks like double elimination.

    Good morning Tsaikos!

  4. 99club May 2, 2010 1:30 am

    ST- Hope the pic above isn’t ‘foreshadowing.’

    I may have mentioned this before, but entrance to all games in the WSB tourney for only $25. Not a bad deal.

  5. ai-eee-soos May 2, 2010 1:46 am

    ” … 99club:
    May 2nd, 2010 at 1:26 am
    Click on my handle above for a link to the WSB tourney bracket. Looks like double elimination … ”

    99club: Thanks for the link.

    Here’s hoping the Wahine will WIN this tournamant AND

    set a new season HOME RUN record.

    Go for it, WAHINES !!!

  6. cheepono May 2, 2010 1:46 am

    top 10 bebe!

    aloha all! wishing you a great sunday!

    cheepono out.

  7. koakane May 2, 2010 1:54 am

    top ten babe

  8. koakane May 2, 2010 1:58 am

    congrats to the UH wahine and warrior teams for the victories.

    nyt’al tsaikos time to bede bye

  9. Garret May 2, 2010 3:34 am

    Lots of RGM articles today in 3 different Florida publications. RGM’s best chance to make the team is as a returner, so it is nice that Miami’s head coach is praising his return skills.

    It has been interesting watching receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen, who was signed earlier this offseason after playing in the CFL. Grice-Mullen is a former teammate of Davone Bess at Hawaii so the comparisons are natural.

    I would tell you the guys are similar in that both are not necessarily fast, but rather quick. Both wear their hair in dreads. And then there’s the real reason Grice-Mullen has a chance.

    “The thing they have in common is their return ability and those skills,” Sparano said. “That was something that interested us. [Grice-Mullen] has shown me good ability to judge the football back there which is a major hurdle for any returner. I feel like he’s going to be a pretty good decision-maker.”

  10. Garret May 2, 2010 3:36 am

    The first article was from the Miami Herald, this one is from the Palm Beach Post.

    Dreadlocked, sure-handed and quick-footed, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen looks like Davone Bess and plays like Davone Bess.

    But one Bess might be enough.

    The pair starred together in college at Hawaii, but Grice-Mullen will need to establish his own identity to stick with the Dolphins.

    The hole created in the return game last month by Ted Ginn Jr.’s trade could be his chance.

    “As a young player that’s your biggest way of making the team is special teams,” Grice-Mullen said Saturday during the second day of rookie mini-camp. “But you still have to impress in other areas, too.”

    Playing on the league’s 110-yard field, Grice-Mullen set a playoff record with a 106-yard punt return for a touchdown in a Nov. 22 loss to Montreal.

    The Dolphins called the next day and eventually signed Grice-Mullen in January.

  11. Garret May 2, 2010 3:37 am

    “When I saw him on TV it got me excited,” Grice-Mullen, 23, said of Bess, who led Miami with 76 catches in 2009. “That’s like my brother, we’ve been together since we were 18. To see him have his success made me hungrier.”

  12. Garret May 2, 2010 3:38 am

    This transcript of what Miami’s head coach said about RGM is from PhinPhanatic.

    (On what he likes about Ryan Grice-Mullen in comparison to Davone Bess) – “I think they’re two different players, I really do. I think they remind me a little bit of each other in the fact that—it must have been a heck of a 7 on 7 period down there in Hawaii when you’re throwing the ball around and these two guys are moving all over the place. They’re both really quick twitch guys that way, and they’re quicker probably then they are fast. That’s the thing that they have in common. Of course, Davone is built a little lower to the ground and Grice is a little taller than Davone I would say. Both of them have good ball skills. But, just a little bit different players I think in what they do for the football team. The thing that they have in common is that they both have return abilities and some of those skills. So, that was something that interests us with Grice as well.”

    (On if there’s a difference between the skills needed for returning the football in the CFL versus the NFL) – “I would say so, yes. The field size and all of those kinds of things make it a little bit different. Also, certainly speed coming down the field and any of those types of things. So, I would think that having the ability to judge the ball as the returner and not having to go through that process—He has shown me so far, and not just here in the last couple of days, he has shown me good ability to judge the football back there which is a major hurdle with any returner is to get by that type of deal. So, I feel like he’s going to be a pretty good decision maker.”

  13. Garret May 2, 2010 3:40 am

    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel also has a feature article on RGM:

    “Davone is like my brother,” Grice-Mullen says Saturday at Dolphins rookie minicamp. “We’re both about the same height — he’s a little wider, I’m a little slimmer. Both of us wear dreads. He started his before mine, but mine are a little longer.”

    “It must have been a heck of a 7-on-7 period down there in Hawaii,” Dolphins coach Tony Sparano says. “You’re throwing the ball around, and these two guys are moving all over the place. They’re both really quick-twitch guys.”

    And hands? These guys are like Venus Flytraps.

    They have been working out together since Grice-Mullen arrived in early March. Bess helped him learn the playbook, showed him around the facility and the area, helped him hone his routes on the practice field.

    Last time they played together, Bess finished with 108 catches for 1,266 yards and 12 touchdowns. Grice-Mullen? He went for 106 catches for 1,372 yards and 13 touchdowns.

  14. Garret May 2, 2010 3:41 am

    The Miami Herald has a second article on RGM, this one on how Miami is interested in RGM for their returner spot and more.

    Bess — who also was undrafted — “is like my brother,” Grice-Mullen said of his former Hawaii teammate.

    Sparano said Grice-Mullen and Bess “remind me a little bit of each other. They’re quicker than they are fast.”

    Sparano said: “Although the return thing is very, very important, I want a guy that is going to be able to do a few different things.”

  15. Garret May 2, 2010 3:43 am

    Those are all the articles I found today that were Warrior-related…I hope that RGM can overcome the odds and gets on the field with Bess once again.

  16. Kekoa (iPhone) May 2, 2010 3:44 am

    Kazz ~ Don’t you just hate it when an official makes a bad call on the bases? The call ends up being a momentum changing play that leads to our loss. 👿

    That’s why 19-1 Is so disappointing.

  17. 99club May 2, 2010 4:06 am

    RE: Adding to the home run totals at the WAC tourney.

    Elevation: 4500+ feet
    Weather: HOT, with periods of REALLY HOT.

    Swing for the fences, ladies!

  18. duffer May 2, 2010 5:32 am


    Props to ALL the TSAIKOS at the Wahine softball game, collecting donations! I would like to make a donation to the softball team. Who/Where can I send a check to? Na Koa?

    Off to Turtle Bay…………chaperoning for 4 days.

  19. Pomai May 2, 2010 6:04 am

    Well slugger said she looked at the tape an on the foul ball it did hit the fence before Amanda caught it. The call that I would like to see is if the third base ump was looking at second to make the call he did, when I was watching it looked like he wasn’t looking at second but down the third base line to home plate.

  20. wafan May 2, 2010 6:19 am

    A most splendiferous Sunday everyone!

  21. wafan May 2, 2010 6:21 am

    SoftBows win. Check.

    BaseBows win. Check.

    TennisBows trying for 3rd WAC title. Check.

    Whoo-hoo!!! It is good to be a Tsai-kotic fan.

  22. d1島 May 2, 2010 6:21 am

    Great Morning All!

    Terrific weekend so far all around the Quarry!

    Job well done Tsaikos! Way to bounce back SoftBows! Awesome team effort by the BaseBows (x2)!

  23. wafan May 2, 2010 6:24 am

    Nice job to the Tsai-kos who worked hard to gather donations over the weekend.

    $2400 is a good number. So good to see the folks of Hawai’i still willing to open their hearts and wallets to support STUDENTS. Awesome.

    Thank you to the pup fans, too!

  24. Bulla May 2, 2010 6:29 am

    Congrats to Softbows and Basebows 🙂

    Las Cruces…..nothing to do there, really, so it’ll be easy to focus on winning the Championship…… 🙂

  25. Maverick May 2, 2010 6:57 am

    Good Sunday gang.

    What a dbl header. Wahines are Tops.
    But gotta give the due credit to the fresno catcher for making their win happen adding 7 runs from the two parked homers.

    Okie dokie, Las Cruces here comes the Wahines, blowing in like a major dust storm. Gonna throw around some tumbleweeds, get Nasti and come out with the Biggest Trophy possible.
    Where the green uni’s, ‘cuz no other greenery around that town.

  26. djmitcho May 2, 2010 7:13 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a blessed Sunday.
    I would love to see Bess and RGM both stick with my dolphins, but chances are slim on that.

  27. bluefintuna May 2, 2010 7:33 am

    How’s Wie doing?

    Pretty good.

    Is it on TV?

    Yep. Starting at 8 on KGMB.

    Am I very good in making the money ball?

    Nope. Choke all the time.

    Anyway hope Wie does well and makes the money ball today.

  28. mctruck May 2, 2010 7:40 am

    Is ST, auditioning for a bouncer position at a night-club in da pik-cha???

  29. wafan May 2, 2010 7:50 am

    A quick heads up for the guys . . .

    Mother’s Day is next Sunday!

    Flowers, candy, dinner, lunch, breakfast, jewelry, peace and quiet, . . .

  30. Pauoa Boy May 2, 2010 8:01 am

    I think Ryan Grice-Mullens get em… with Davone there to help him out, he should make it. The rest of the Dolphins receivers besides Brandon Marshall and Davone are shitty anyway…IMO

  31. duffer (iPhone) May 2, 2010 8:06 am

    WOW, what’s with the rain

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  34. βρεω808 May 2, 2010 8:29 am

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    •~~~~•★ ★ Congratulations Wahine SB!!! ★ ★ •~~~~•
    ❀~Katie ~❀~ Tasha ~❀~ Traci ~❀
    😆 😀 ❀~Amanda ~❀~ Kanani 😀 😆 ~❀
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  35. Slugger May 2, 2010 8:38 am

    Goood morning!

    Thank Ke Akua for little victories ~ my DVD recording of the replay worked last night.


    Thanks for the articles on RGM! Really hope he makes the team.

    Healing energy out to all of our FB players who are hurting. Lewis Walker said a player’s knee hit his bicep in practice and it’s still hurting. Hope Estes’ shoulder is better by Fall ball.

  36. LizKauai (iPad) May 2, 2010 8:42 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Gongrats all around to lower campus and keep that energy flowing!

    Got to watch the second SB game on tv- woo hoo!

    Duffer- keep safe and dry!

  37. Slugger May 2, 2010 8:46 am

    ST ~

    What were you guys doing at the 49er’s facility? Where was that?

    I would have tried to catch a SF Giants game…

  38. Momona May 2, 2010 9:04 am

    Wes Nakama wrote about Chace Numata from Pearl City. I understand he’s going to an Arizona college. Is Trap actively recruiting him? If he’s the #1 pitcher in Hawaii and throws in the 90’s, he would be a nice addition to the staff.

  39. Kekoa (iPhone) May 2, 2010 9:29 am

    Judging by the above photo, ST is no longer an ‘authorized’ member of the media.

    How soon they forget that this highly paid, professional member of the broadcast media, brought all the attention to their office! Without him, all they are is…
    Dust in The Wind…where have I heard that before?

  40. Slugger May 2, 2010 9:33 am


    You can go to the UH Foundation site and make a donation via the internet to the Tsaiko account & make a note that it’s for softball.

    Click on my name for the link & bookmark it, gangeez.

    You can also mail in a donation by check made out to UH Foundation, memo: Softball.

    Mail to: ‘Ahahui Koa &#256nuenue, 1337 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

  41. Kekoa (iPhone) May 2, 2010 9:34 am

    highly hardly paid.

  42. Slugger May 2, 2010 9:35 am


    OK, the org. name should be ‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue with a kahako over the ‘A’ in Anuenue. Gotta look up Jason’s guide…

  43. TJ KAUAI May 2, 2010 9:43 am

    Way to Go Mei Ling for donating your time collecting Money at this Weekends Softball Games. Your dedication is GREATLY Appreciated. The $ 2400 you were able to collect with help the Rainbow Wahine !!

    Mahalo !!

  44. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc May 2, 2010 9:53 am

    Mahalo to UH Athletics Department and `Ahahui Koa Anuenue for working with the Tsai-kos to let us set up the collection receptacles over the weekend.

    When I made the initial inquiries back in early March and again at the end of March, there was little support for the concept. The most positive response was “maybe next year.”

    As the team began to move forward through the WAC, the idea began to receive some serious consideration. About a week ago, the Green Light came on. By then, Slugger had taken over administering the details.

    Unfortunately, due to a series of miscommunications, the three large donation jars DrDoc & I put together complete with softball and the H logo stickers were not used. However, we did donate a large package of candy to give to folks as a mahalo gift for donating.

    For those of you who want to send a check to the softball program,
    here is the contact information take from the website. Be sure to mark on the memo line for which program you’re making the donation. There are about 50 such programs

    ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue
    1337 Lower Campus Road
    Honolulu, HI 96822

    Main Line: 808.956.6500
    Fax: 808.956.4598

    This was a wild Friday & Saturday – got back to The Les after the painful first sottball loss just in time to see the bottom of the 9th inning power ball courtesy of Jeff Van Doornum.

    Don’t forget that the men’s volleyball banquet is this Saturday. But before then, there’s another baseball game this afternoon starting at 1 pm. See you there.

  45. Slugger May 2, 2010 9:53 am

    Hi, TJ Kauai! Are you Jett’s Mom?

    It really takes a lot of people to do this fund-raising. So, the thanks go out to all of the Tsaikos who helped over the two days. They’re just a generous group of fans who are willing to help, have fun, and enjoy the games.

  46. Pomai May 2, 2010 10:45 am

    Wow good thing the softball played a DBL header last night cause no way they would play today. Been raining all morning.

  47. Anthony L May 2, 2010 10:51 am

    I have visited your port before. The more I learn, the more I keep coming back! 😉

  48. BG May 2, 2010 11:20 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Huge Mahalo to Slugger and Tsaikos involved softball donations who contributed in so many ways. True, there were a few kinks in the fund raising, but nothing major. We are truly learning all the time and things get better each time around.

  49. Momona May 2, 2010 11:26 am

    Michelle Wie finished 3rd – Miyazato from Japan wins again.

  50. BG May 2, 2010 11:32 am

    I’ve written before that I really look for character in a team and program even before wins and losses. When the Wahine got taken down by the disheartening grandslam and 3 run dinger by the Fresno catcher, I wanted to see how they would react in the second game after that crushing series of events and the loss of their winning streak. They responded only to experience the sting of the game tying hr on a 3-2 count by the #9 batter. A lesser team would have been down.

    Our Wahine were not and they responded like the champions they are. When Iwata’s hr went out, everyone was standing and cheering! Here is a team that should be respected and cheered!

  51. Derek May 2, 2010 11:52 am

    I went to see the first 2 Wahine – Fresno St. games. Seeing it live you have a greater appreciation for what the Wahine have done this season.
    I was particularly impressed with Melissa Gonzales, and Kanani Puu Warren in this series, although all the women had their moments. Too bad Parnaby couldn’t close the deal. I thought maybe Coolen would bring in Ricketts to get the last out, but he didn’t. I respect his thinking and maybe down the road it will pay dividends and Parnaby learned something in the process.

    Looking ahead for next year, Coolen needs a catcher w/ Grimes and Pagdilao both Srs. Does he have some one else in the program or has he already recruited one? He needs a second baseman to replace Yoshikawa and there are several players on the roster could fill the bill.
    He needs to replace Warren who I thought was terrific, especially in the field and led the team in hit by pitch, and has come on late in the season.
    We need to fill first base and maybe Makani can fill the void there or maybe Rodriguez. Cooleen can also use another good pitcher if he can find one. Who are the new recuits does he have right now? Has Courtney Senas commit to school already or can Coolen change her mind? But the priority is to get a good catcher.

  52. Slugger May 2, 2010 12:21 pm

    BaseBows next…

    Onward & outward (HRs that is…)…>>>>>

    Esme & out…

  53. d1島 May 2, 2010 12:40 pm

    Congratulations Brashton Satele!

  54. al May 2, 2010 12:41 pm

    courtney senas committed to florida state during last year’s early signing period.

    that catcher, rebecca lee is a player i’d seriously consider.

  55. al May 2, 2010 12:44 pm

    yeah, that’s a real feel good story for brashton satele.

    any word on rocky or kia?

  56. labrat May 2, 2010 1:06 pm

    Is that picture of the entrance to the new Advertiser?

  57. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2010 1:06 pm

    Rocky said he and Kia will receive word of a decision tomorrow.

  58. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2010 1:07 pm

    LOL. That was me trying to sneak my way into the 49er practice.
    “Advertiser? Advertiser? Is that still around?”

  59. Momona May 2, 2010 1:09 pm

    Al – Rebecca Lee signed with East Carolina.

    Did Coolen go after Senas?

  60. Ralph May 2, 2010 1:12 pm

    Derek Coolen signed a left handed HS catcher for next season. Pagaduan was the starting secondbase person this season, a poor start in preseason, hitting and fielding, put her on the bench. With Iwata developing quickly, she never got back into the line up. Traci was moved to second. Lee signed with one of the local colleges, I think HPU

  61. Ralph May 2, 2010 1:13 pm

    Enriques from Kauai is a RS freshman catcher. Got size, but we never got to see her in any game situation, got to ask the Kauai people who saw her in HS.

  62. Ralph May 2, 2010 1:14 pm

    Momona thanks for the info, I thought she had signed locally. East Carolina has been recruiting Hawaii in softball and soccer, good for our HS girls.

  63. Ralph May 2, 2010 1:18 pm

    Senas verbally committed to FSU, but she hasn’t signed a NLI. She would be a good one for UH, adjust her stance for D1 ball and bat angle, she can hit, strong arm, fields better than average, would be a replacement for Gonzalez after next season.

  64. Ralph May 2, 2010 1:27 pm

    Brashton got his foot in the door, a chance he wanted and got, now like a good local kid would do, kick the door down with his other foot and seize the opportunity to be a full time roster player on the J E T S. Good luck Brashton!

  65. Jack Flash May 2, 2010 1:30 pm

    So… we get the UH Football season tix renewal in the mail the other day, great! But, we have 7 tix all on one account (which we did to make sure they were all together.) Now, i would like to have a few tix separate from that account, and the UH ticket office wants to charge me a $50 “admin” fee to do this! WTF?!?! Why is it so difficult to change a name on an account? I tell you, the UH ticket office makes things so difficult all the time…

  66. Ralph May 2, 2010 1:45 pm

    Jack Flash you are dealing with UH union HGEA workers, they want to get more pay if you ask them to work extra, and changing your account into two accounts is work to them, otherwise they get to stand around all day and work whenever at their own pace.

  67. Bulla May 2, 2010 1:46 pm

    you are right, Lee is headed to
    the east coast according to her dad

  68. Sam Owen May 2, 2010 2:29 pm


    cheeee hoooo braddah, u wen go hit the coconut wit da rock on dat last one…UH ticket office, u know all dat stuff and for tell da oddah guy das da reason for da mistake, he’s gonna fank u very much…..

    u know alot abouf de gurlz sofball too, das good cuz wen we no mo da 411 from den, we get u fer gives da scoops… stay da lucky on dat too

    jus wanna say happy burfday to all da burfday people comin up, i wen miss da oddah ones, and my wife tol me no ack up, but she lef fo go to da park and play cricket……auryte. fank you once again ralf……u do good job….. 🙂

  69. koakane May 2, 2010 2:40 pm

    wafan: Mother’s Day is next Sunday! peace and quiet

    wanting to mahalo wafan for this suggestion so I booked myself to maui for the state baseball tourny. wondering what to get wife for mothers day and wafan hits me with an ahaaa thought. thanks again

    afternoon tsaiko’s had a good weekend I trust. congrats to wahine sball team and coaches for such a good series against Fresno St.

  70. al May 2, 2010 2:48 pm

    coolen was after senas for the past two years. at first, a family situation developed and she would have stayed home. however, that has changed and now she wants to go away.

    i wouldn’t change her swing at all.

  71. Bulla May 2, 2010 2:54 pm


    correct with your analysis… usual, oh wise one…………

  72. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 2, 2010 3:04 pm

    SLUGGER re: #41

    Thanks for posting the link to the Tsaiko account.
    Maybe you should post it on directly on The Warrior Blog.

    And I did throw a few bucks in today and I guess every month until cancelled.

  73. ai-eee-soos May 2, 2010 3:23 pm

    YES, congratulations to Brashton.

    the JETS have a good chance to make the playoffs,

    inspite of playing in the tough AFC East.

    Good Luck, Brashton.

  74. Pauoa Boy May 2, 2010 4:27 pm

    Au’ryte Bruddah Brashton, great news! Hopefully he can make an impact on the special team units and then work into the LB rotation. Jets is a team on the rise, so lucky for him he’s on a team that’s a Super Bowl contender.

  75. jm2375 May 2, 2010 4:29 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos!

    Congrats to Brashton!

  76. d1島 May 2, 2010 4:43 pm

    C’mon BaseBows!

  77. SteveM May 2, 2010 4:51 pm

    Congrats to Brashton Satele!

  78. d1島 May 2, 2010 4:57 pm

    People gotta be getting restless in the stands….

    …the beer line been closed awhile already! 😈

  79. d1島 May 2, 2010 5:00 pm

    …even the announcers are leaving!

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  81. d1島 May 2, 2010 5:17 pm

    🙁 👿 😕

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  83. Derek May 2, 2010 5:50 pm

    Watching the Rainbows lose, I am convinced more than ever that we need to make a change. Poor strategy by Trapasso. On 3 occasions, the Rainbows tried to bunt to sacrifice w/ a runner on first with no outs and on all 3 times they failed. First, the batter popped out, second the batter struck out, and the third ended in a double play in the 12th inning.
    First of all, Hawaii runners were doing a good job of stealing bases and at that point of the game I felt that giving an out easily, by sacrificing, was not a good thing to do. Hawaii did not force the action by causing Nevada to make mistakes.

    Trapasso made the mistake to trying to bring in Slaats again who got bombed on Friday, and again Slaats could not do the job. Hawaii should have won this game. Throughout the season we have seen the Rainbows get outpitched, outhit, and out coached consistently. I don’t know what Jim Donovan is going to do, but I am disgusted, again. The main problem is that the Rainbows starting pitching is not good. We are always playing from behind. Just look at the scores and the games.
    We give up a lot of hits, and when our control goes bad, we give up big innings. Some of that is talent, or loss of it, but it is also poor coaching.
    The team hitting average is one of the worst or worst in the WAC also.

    Hawaii has a long and proud baseball tradition. The fans deserve a team that is regional caliber. Our stadium is first rate. When Jared Alexander
    (the last very good starting pitcher) was playing we made it to the regional, although he got hurt towards the end. Pitching really is our downfall and the hitting can’t counter it. In baseball, winning is all about
    pitching, on all levels.

  84. Slugger May 2, 2010 5:58 pm


    I counted 10 pitchers on the roster who are not seniors. Hope some of them can step it up next season.

    A 5 hour game is a loooonnggg time to sit there. Hope springs eternal, though.

    Stretch, I met your friend & his 2 kids who were sitting in your seats. 🙂

  85. Slugger May 2, 2010 6:01 pm

    Congratulations to Brashton Satele! Guess Stephen is happy. J-E-T-S!

  86. chawan_cut May 2, 2010 6:02 pm

    hello from tomorrow.
    talk about jet lagged.

  87. Slugger May 2, 2010 6:04 pm

    Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς,

    ST posted the link on the blog when Stretch had the Foundation set it up. Thanks for making a monthly donation!!!

  88. Slugger May 2, 2010 6:13 pm

    Thanks to Stretch, among many, our readers have set up the Tsaiko Athletic Fund. Money raised in the account can be used toward any UH athletic program.

    Here’s the link:

    The account is being handled by the blog readers. Because of conflict-of-interest issues, I am not involved.

    Here you go! I’d recommend that everyone bookmark this link.

  89. Ralph May 2, 2010 6:20 pm

    at 22-21, and 6-10 in the WAC, UH is not last in the WAC, thanks to SJST on 3 game losing streak, and La Tech being swept this weekend. UH is in 5th place, one game ahead of last place SJST.

  90. Garret May 2, 2010 6:21 pm

    Congratulations to Brashton! It is too bad that he signed with the Jets too late to get the standard bonus (Oakland’s delay cost him so much time to find another team), but that $10k or so is nothing compared to what his salary will be if he makes the roster. Plus, his playoff bonus check would be more than that…and he probably wouldn’t be getting any playoff money with Oakland.

    I’m impressed that Brashton earned that contract despite getting a late start with the Jets, joining them after they had signed their initial undrafted free agents. With no leverage he got no bonus and probably got the minimum salary with no guarantee (he could get cut anytime and get none of that money on his contract). However, if he earns a spot like Bess did, he could be in a good position in 3 years.

  91. jm2375 May 2, 2010 6:22 pm

    Congrats to the Rainbow men’s tennis team on their WAC three-peat!!

    Wahine water polo takes 5th in MPSF. Does that get them a NCAA berth?

  92. jm2375 May 2, 2010 6:23 pm

    Hi C_C!! Hope you don’t have to travel anymore for a while…

  93. Garret May 2, 2010 6:25 pm

    Miami’s 2nd-round draft pick is expected to replace Jason Taylor and is yet another UH-related player on their roster.

    The Dolphins’ newest pass-rushing linebacker was reminded of that one night when he was playing high school football in Santa Rosa, Calif.,and his father came rushing down from the stands.

    Sione Misi, who played college football at Hawaii, delivered some pointed advice and punctuated his talk with a head butt.

    “If the intensity wasn’t there, he made sure it was there,” said the younger Misi, 23, after going in the second round. “He told me to wake up by hitting me with his head. Ever since then, I was ready to go.”

  94. Ralph May 2, 2010 6:27 pm

    Hawaii has to go to SJST for 4 games, and 4 at home against league leader NMST. another close finish to determine teams in the WAC tourney.

  95. A-House May 2, 2010 6:36 pm

    welcome home, Chawan!

    unbelievable travel/work schedule – East Coast to Guam and back!!!

  96. chawan_cut May 2, 2010 6:39 pm

    thanks for the welcome backs, but i’m not quite there yet…
    give me a few days.

  97. Slugger May 2, 2010 6:43 pm


    Is that why you are in tomorrow, versus with us today? Go get some sleep.

  98. Slugger May 2, 2010 6:53 pm

    Jack Flash,

    One of the reasons there is a charge associated with splitting up your FB season tickets is that new accounts have to be set up for the other people who want their own tickets. Ask your compadres whether they are season ticket holders in other sports. If so, they have an account number associated with their name already. (Have them check the stub on the ticket sheet, if they still have it.) I don’t know whether that would cut the cost of the changes need for your tickets, but on the form for releasing the tickets from your group that YOU have to sign, there’s a place for the new holder’s account number. I just did this recently.

  99. Matt May 2, 2010 7:11 pm

    Congrats to Brashton.

  100. bluefintuna May 2, 2010 7:11 pm

    Re-What to do when the albatross is around your neck?

    Confess. Apologize. Atone.

    Jason Giambi, Tiger Woods, Mark McGwire, President Clinton and Colt Brennan all have.

    The reason I think Colt had such a good rapport with his teammates and fans is that he never sidestepped his indiscretion in the media or in public. Not once did he say no comment or this is a personal issue.Not once did he duck, dodge or weave from his sin. Instead he exposed himself, his indiscretion, dignity and vanity. And in doing so he swallowed his pride so that onlookers, mainly his team mates, could see how conciliatory, sorry and contrite that he was. As a result it had a positive effect to those around him, notably his teammates.

    Others in the same boat not so, like Barry Bonds, A-Rod (initially), and the late Senator Kennedy and a lot others.

    By being straight forward Colt released the albatross around his neck. Along the way he may have saved someone else from succumbing to what he did wrong. Plus he brought positive vibes to the team. Another person in a similar circumstance that’s in self denial, self exile and not forthcoming of their misdeeds brings negative vibes to the team.

    Colt’s soul had nothing to hide. People could see this. The victim and her family could see this. His teammates could clearly see this. This is probably why Colt gained greater acceptance, respect and bonding from his peers and teammates. It also allowed him into being a great leader.

    My message to a person in question, whose actions or misdeeds causes two sport’s columnist from their hometown reasons for them to say that the person in questions leadership ability on the field is probably compromised to give some personal introspection on this personal issue… Maybe sharing a moment with Colt wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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  102. Jack Flash May 2, 2010 7:55 pm

    99. Slugger:
    thanks- i’ll check. But $50 just to setup a new account?
    Do they always add an extra $50 when people setup brand new accounts to purchase season tix? I don’t remember paying that…

  103. labrat May 2, 2010 8:33 pm

    congrats to Brashton.

  104. Slugger May 2, 2010 8:38 pm

    Jack Flash,

    I’ll have to find my receipt, but I think the bottom of the form I got said the fee was either $15 or $25. Perhaps if you are having to setup 2 new accounts, it’s $25 each. Actually, your friends should be paying that fee. You already have an account. But check with your friends to see if they have season tickets for any other sports. I had SteveM sign the form for my ticket & I took it in to get control of my own seat.

  105. Slugger May 2, 2010 8:46 pm


    Flash: I found this on the back of the blue Season Ticket Renewal Information insert.

    REVISED – SEASON TICKET TRANSFER POLICY … A $50 administrative fee will be assessed for each transfer to another account. …

    Dang! That is pretty expensive to set up another account. I did my transfer a couple of months ago, so I think I avoided the $50 fee. You can call AKA at 956-6500.

  106. Ralph May 2, 2010 9:01 pm

    end of the day WAC bb standings, we’re tied for last with La Tech at 6-10. La Tech lost all 4 this weekend to NMST, a team we play in a week or so.

  107. infant formula May 2, 2010 9:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing your views on the topic. It makes one think and look the other side of the story.

  108. labrat May 2, 2010 9:04 pm

    Honolulu Star-Advertiser

    will it have that tabloid look?

    Aloha Honolulu Advertiser. I have recurring payments for my subscription but you have not told me what will happen to it so I guess I will just have to cancel it.

  109. KAMANAWANNALEIU May 2, 2010 9:06 pm

    I’m such a huge New York Jets fan, so I’m STOKED the J-E-T-S signed up former U-H linebacker Brashton Satele.
    REPRESENT number 13, REPRESENT!!!

  110. labrat May 2, 2010 9:07 pm

    infant formula you need to call Paul Harvey to get the rest of the story.

  111. d1島 May 2, 2010 9:29 pm

    Wondering what the morning will bring?

    But for now, another part of the Hawaii that I grew up with is destined to remain only in my memories….

    So long Honolulu Advertiser 🙁

  112. d1島 May 2, 2010 9:31 pm


  113. NorthShoreFan May 2, 2010 9:46 pm

    Dreary day..dreary baseball game…the team some how found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!
    Pitchers pitched batting practice today…but all was not lost..I got to see a double play on a sacrafice bunt…I think if you ask Coach Trap about the bunting situation, he’ll probaly tell you they will be working on it…
    From a preseason pick to challenge for the WAC title…to celler dwellers….GREAT JOB!
    Sounds like I’m P_ _ _ed? Nah just venting cause it’s such a dreary day…The only thing that saved the weekend was NA KOA WAHINE SB!
    CONGRATUALTIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE..The new season starts now..

  114. Ralph May 2, 2010 9:47 pm

    Did the Advertiser forget to invite Stephen to their farewell party to Murphy’s tonight? Got to get brother A Joe to edit the news and make sure our fearless leader is in the crowd.

  115. Ralph May 2, 2010 9:48 pm


  116. LizKauai [iMac] m/ May 2, 2010 11:06 pm

    Nitey nite and TSWEET Warrior Dreams!

  117. MarkSpizer May 2, 2010 11:50 pm

    great post as usual!

  118. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc May 3, 2010 12:04 am

    Unfortunately, one of the ways to reduce the budget deficit is to add on or increase fees for various public services. I also found something pn the Koa Anuenue website that may be one of the specific reasons for increasing the transfer fee.

    “Society of the Rainbow Warrior”
    University of Hawai‘i • Office of Intercollegiate Athletics • 1337 Lower Campus Road • Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822-2370
    Contact: Vince Baldemor
    Date Issued: February 8, 2010
    (808) 956 4319

    Wayne Vieira Named New Director of Ticket Sales

    HONOLULU – ‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue (AKA) and the University of Hawai‘i Foundation (UHF) have partnered with the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Athletics Department, to create the position of Director of Ticket Sales and have hired Wayne Vieira to implement this new initiative.

    Wayne will be responsible for selling season tickets, group sales and AKA ticket packages for all of UH Mānoa Athletics ticketed events. On the mainland and across the collegiateathletics landscape, today’s trend is to develop “in-house” sales teams that can focus 100% of their time on sales and customer service.

    Wayne has extensive experience and success in direct sales in Hawai‘i and has worked with various companies such as Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Holiday Promotions, Roberts Hawaii Tours and Hawaii Surf Sails, among others.

    “Wayne has the right fit of sales experience and local background to develop this new initiative and we are excited about the potential this position can offer. He will bring an added level of customer service and augment what we are currently doing with AKA and our ticket department,” UH Athletics Director, Jim Donovan said. “Our goal is to increase attendance and listen to what our fans have to say and we are confident that Wayne will do that.” (emphasis added)

    ‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue is the University of Hawai’i Mānoa Athletics Department’s primary fundraising organization. Established in 1967, AKA manages the preferred seating program and athletic booster club programs for Mānoa Athletics, and works in partnership with the
    UH Foundation for major and planned giving opportunities which benefit all athletic programs at UH Mānoa. For more information about AKA, please visit the website at

    The University of Hawai‘i Foundation Mission: To unite our donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i’s aspirations to benefit the people of Hawai‘i and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and alumni relationships.

    Assuming that Wayne Vieira is willing to “listen to the fans,” then why not take up the offer by setting an informal meet-up and share your ideas as well as your concerns.

  119. Slugger May 3, 2010 12:31 am


    Since Wayne Vieira’s position was created by AKA & the Foundation, they have to generate his salary through monies received by ticketing programs. One way to do that is to increase the fees, and perhaps the season ticket transfer fee is one of them. I’m sure the fee was much lower when I removed my ticket from SteveM’s account.

    Good night. gangeez!

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  121. wafan May 3, 2010 3:15 am

    Good morning!

    Hope the blog is still going to be around.

    If so . . . see you later.

    If not . . . aloha!

  122. NYUH May 3, 2010 3:33 am

    As ex-USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow says, if you’ve got two quarterbacks, you really don’t have a quarterback.

  123. d1島 May 3, 2010 5:23 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice to see you all still here….

    I’m considering today’s weather preparatory for the upcoming journey to the PNW….

    Remember to grab the umbrella!


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  125. jm2375 May 3, 2010 5:42 am

    Good morning.

    Good luck to all the HA employees who chose not to stay.

    Nice to see that the blog (and the spambots 😈 ) are still here.

    As d1 said, hiho.

  126. Bulla May 3, 2010 5:49 am

    aloha and good morning,

    hope to see the blog around for the duration…. wet monday, drive safe..thought i was in the PNW driving to work with the mrs. this morning….reminded us of a drive from Seattle to Cheney WA last year….whew…make memories, make memories, make memories……..

  127. Loa May 3, 2010 5:49 am

    morning gang!

    d1島 – howzit

    blog still here

    jm2375 – happy belated bday!

  128. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) May 3, 2010 6:06 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Have a great day/week/month/year/eternity ❗

  129. protector May 3, 2010 6:19 am

    Ralph on 107,

    So UH could really set themselves to get into the playoffs if they win the home series against LaTech? Great, but the team may have the dubious honor of playing New Mexico State in the WAC tornament (first thing) right? Well, firs things first, TCB BaseBows!

  130. duffer (iPhone) May 3, 2010 6:34 am


    Where’s the sun?

  131. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) May 3, 2010 6:37 am

    Cuts made at the Redskins but Colt remains!

  132. chopsueyboy May 3, 2010 7:13 am

    thanks Liz for the update. took me a while to figure out HTTR, but now I get it

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    Had fire evac at the Turtle Bay.

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