Rick Taylor to take a break

It’s sad to hear that slotback Rick Taylor has decided to not play football this coming season.
Taylor, a very good student, will focus on his studies. He needs 21 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Taylor will remain on scholarship.
Taylor is one of the good guys: always upbeat and, despite limited playing time in games and practices, a supportive teammate.
He fulfilled his role with pride and dignity.


  1. CheckersNPogo May 25, 2009 7:36 am

    Honoring Our Fallen For Their Ultimate Sacrifice…

  2. Sgt. Hulka May 25, 2009 7:42 am

    Grattitude to all Americans of our Armed Forces who have sacrificed their lives for our pursuit of freedom and happiness.

  3. GunnerySgt.ThomasHighway May 25, 2009 7:48 am

    To all of those who have shed blood for this great country…hooorah.

  4. Cpl.StitchJones May 25, 2009 7:52 am

    Happy Memorial Day.

    Sincerely, “the Ayatollah of Rockin Roll-ah”

  5. ColonelKilgore May 25, 2009 8:18 am

    You smell that? Napalm…. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You either surf or you fight, and for all of those who chose to fight and gave their lives doing it. I salute you and your families.

  6. A-House May 25, 2009 8:39 am

    To all my OCS classmates, OC 3-66, who gave their lives in Viet Nam and all the others who contributed to the US Army, I salute and honor you and yur families on this special day of rememberance.

  7. rylen May 25, 2009 8:39 am

    top 10

  8. FloridaTed May 25, 2009 8:54 am

    Memorial Day.

    Will the day ever arrive
    when men will turn
    their swords into plows?
    Since paradise was lost
    the killing fields got only bigger,
    fertilized with blood.

    We honor our fallen,
    with pomp and guilty hearts,
    not always sure of rightousness,
    but grateful for their task
    to keep us safe and sound
    behind our city walls.

    Can we just hope,
    that one day near,
    mankind no longer speaks for God,
    but shares a promise made,
    so long ago,
    of our common ground?

    It is my dream
    and deepest wish,
    that one day not too far,
    the reason for Memorial day,
    may be for all of us
    a distant memory

  9. GRM May 25, 2009 8:59 am

    Great decision Rick. Work towards that degree first and then football. Good Luck.

  10. A-House May 25, 2009 8:59 am

    wafan #166 yesterday:

    exact amoundo! – pilgrims were “kicked” out of Europe because of religion only to form their own “sect” in the New World.

    On our East Coast trip in 1985, we visited Plymouth and the “rock” that now places their time in history – quite interesting.

    At times, I wonder, if our Bill of Rights and Constitution would have been written the same way if it was written today rather than 3 centuries ago. Conditions were surely different then.

  11. A-House May 25, 2009 9:01 am

    Mr. Rick Taylor:

    Thank you for being a Warrior and much success, health, and happiness in all your future endeavors!!

  12. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 25, 2009 9:05 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  13. jaysea May 25, 2009 9:08 am

    Anybody near a T.V. ought to turn on ESPN for the final minutes of the NCAA D-1 lacrosse final. Very exciting.

  14. madeinhawaii May 25, 2009 9:11 am

    Whoa.. so is Rick going to take all 21 credits in the fall?

  15. wafan May 25, 2009 9:11 am

    Quiet day.

  16. whitey May 25, 2009 9:11 am

    We will miss you Rick, but best wishes and get your sheepskin.

  17. wafan May 25, 2009 9:14 am

    Best of luck to Rick! Your priorities are correct.

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid May 25, 2009 9:14 am

    Top Twenny!

    Happy Memorial Day Gangeez! 🙂

    Here’s to all those honored on this day.

    And here’s to Rick Taylor, a great Warrior and a good “soldier” in his own right.

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid May 25, 2009 9:15 am

    Will Rick maybe be back as a grad student? Is this his final year of eligibility?

  20. al May 25, 2009 9:44 am

    1000 mahalos to all our fellow veterans and those about to be. your service to our nation is undeniably a great sacrifice to all of us on the home front.

    Godspeed and God bless you all!

  21. al May 25, 2009 9:45 am

    i tip my hat to you, rick taylor.

  22. warriorfanny2 May 25, 2009 9:54 am

    Best wishes to Rick Taylor in pursuit of his degree and future life challenges…. and thank you and your family for your membership, committment and dedication to our warrior ohana.

  23. al May 25, 2009 9:55 am

    lost in the shuffle…………

    congratulations to kevin “my name is not ishii” fujii for being named the only hawaii player on the all wac tournament team.

  24. al May 25, 2009 9:58 am

    and how about the stuff that dreams are made of?

    kevin ribera a seldom used reserve replaces a suspended starter on the championship fresno st team only to hit two game winning two run homeruns to propel the defending national champs in to the ncaa tourney. oh, yah, he is named the mvp of the tournament.

  25. al May 25, 2009 10:00 am

    fresno st woke up after our series in the valley with them. good teams will do that. shudder the thought that they have 15 freshmen on that team.

  26. d1島 May 25, 2009 10:01 am


    Add my congrats to Mr. “Ishii” Fujii. 😆

    …the other one….aikeavewwylido 🙄

  27. d1島 May 25, 2009 10:02 am

    Good Luck to Rick Taylor.

  28. d1島 May 25, 2009 10:04 am

    (normally pull for the Lakers)

    Go AC!!!

  29. d1島 May 25, 2009 10:08 am

    (and due to the weather)

    Find A/C!

  30. al May 25, 2009 10:17 am

    forty wins ain’t enough.

    both new mexico st and san jose st were ousted from the ncaa’s. i thought at least one of em had a shot. but, then again many prognosticators did say only one wac team would get in.

  31. madeinhawaii May 25, 2009 10:22 am

    Best wishes to all the members of our armed forces both past and present and to their famililes who sacrifice so much so that the rest of us can enjoy the freedoms and liberties we so often take for granted in our lives. Thank you and God bless.

  32. whitey May 25, 2009 10:24 am

    al, two words. Politics, Selection Committee. maybe three words.

  33. vballfan1 May 25, 2009 10:25 am

    NMSU and San jose state have woeful RPIs, I am not surprised they didn’t get picked, they need to schedule tougher non conference opponents.

  34. al May 25, 2009 10:28 am

    and yet the bg12 & sec have 8 teams each, that’s a sweet sixteen all by themselves.

  35. al May 25, 2009 10:31 am

    thats true that the rpi hurt them and conversely it helped okie st (32-22) who didn’t even make it to the big12 tournament,

  36. whitey May 25, 2009 10:38 am

    These are the 10 member selection committee for baseball. The committee is loaded to the east, south, and midwest. Somehow, the NCAA thinks that the east plays better baseball than the west. St Johns, Bucknell, Bethune-Cookman, and UL Monroe are represented on the committee. Why?????? The Patriot League????

    University of Louisiana at Monroe Sun Belt Conference SEP 2011

    FBS CENTRAL REGION AD, Assistant Athletics Director Gary Overton
    East Carolina University Conference USA SEP 2012

    FBS MIDWEST REGION Deputy Commissioner Tim Weiser
    Big 12 Conference Big 12 Conference SEP 2011

    FBS MIDEAST REGION Head Baseball Coach John R. Anderson
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference SEP 2011

    FBS WEST REGION Head Baseball Coach Pat Murphy
    Arizona State University Pacific-10 Conference SEP 2010

    FCS NORTHEAST REGION AD, Director of Athletics John P. Hardt
    Bucknell University Patriot League SEP 2012

    FCS ATLANTIC REGION AD, Director of Athletics Lynn W. Thompson
    Bethune-Cookman University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. SEP 2010

    FCS SOUTH REGION Commissioner, Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander
    Big South Conference Big South Conference SEP 2012

    DI WEST REGION AD Brian Quinn
    California State University, Fullerton Big West Conference SEP 2009

    DI EAST REGION AD, Director of Athletics Chris Monasch
    St. John’s University (New York) Big East Conference SEP 2012

  37. whitey May 25, 2009 10:42 am

    It also helps when the chair for this committee is the Deputy Commissioner of the Big 12.

  38. whitey May 25, 2009 10:47 am

    An you wonder why the WAC gets shafted.

    Former K-State AD will be allowed to make case for conference teams

    May 12, 2009 – 9:57pm
    MANHATTAN — When it comes to the NCAA baseball tournament selections, Kansas State and other Big 12 Conference teams could have an influential voice presenting their case.

    Tim Weiser, the former K-State athletic director, is deputy commissioner of the Big 12 and serves as chairman of the NCAA selection committee. And unlike past years, conference representatives this year will not have to abstain from any discussions of their own teams.

    Just this week, the 10-member committee made up of athletic directors, conference commissioners, coaches and other administrators, completed the first of a series of conference calls.

    The committee will gather Memorial Day weekend in Indianapolis to select teams and assign them to regional sites.

    Each member of the committee was assigned to focus on a geographic region throughout the season. Weiser was assigned to the Midwest and is in charge of the Big 12, Missouri Valley Conference and Horizon League.

  39. wafan May 25, 2009 10:49 am

    Funny! There are only two positions from what I would consider to be western states — AZ and CA. Do these people know there are actually 50 states? That what used to be the west is now the mid-west?

    Geez. Just slightly biased.

  40. whitey May 25, 2009 10:57 am

    isn’t rpi a wonderful way to determine who plays??? selection does not take into consideration, travel distance, costs to travel, etc which today determines who you play. Can San Jose and New Mexico afford to travel and play tougher rpi teams in today’s situation??? Also how can you use rpi for the entire us??? Does the ACC play better ball than the WAC??? Maybe, but they don’t play each other, so what is there to judge?? RPI?????

  41. BisWave96744 May 25, 2009 11:02 am

    Denny Flanagan, AJ Martinez, JFerg, & Rick were all GREAT guys who suffered many untimely injuries… I will predict that Rick will make one heck of a RNS coach in the Future…. GOD Bless you Rick… YOU DA MAN!11

  42. whitey May 25, 2009 11:06 am

    Coastal Carolina is ranked, but didn’t BBows beat them 3 our of 4.

    Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s

    NCAA Div. I Poll (As of May 25, 2009)


    Rank School (Record) Points Previous
    1. U.C. Irvine (43-13) 490 1
    2. Louisiana St. (46-16) 489 2
    3. Arizona St. (44-12) 488 3
    4. Cal. St. Fullerton (42-14) 482 5
    5. Texas (41-13-1) 480 6
    6. Florida St. (42-16) 478 7
    7. North Carolina (42-16) 477 4
    8. Rice (39-15) 474 11
    9. Mississippi (40-17) 471 8
    10. Florida (39-20) 469 9
    11. Oklahoma (41-18) 464 10
    12. Louisville (44-15) 462 17
    13. Virginia (43-12-1) 459 21
    14. Alabama (37-19) 457 12
    15. Clemson (40-19) 456 13
    16. Georgia Tech. (35-17-1) 453 14
    17. Missouri (34-25) 450 15
    18. Miami, Fla. (36-20) 448 16
    19. East Carolina (42-17) 447 18
    20. Coastal Carolina (46-14) 445 26
    21. Texas Christian (36-16) 441 19
    22. South Carolina (38-21) 440 20
    23. Kansas St. (41-16-1) 437 22
    24. Washington St. (31-23) 434 27
    25. Oregon St. (35-17) 432 —
    26. Cal Poly (37-19) 428 25
    27. Minnesota (38-17) 426 24
    28. Texas St. (41-15) 423 29
    29. Texas A&M (36-22) 421 —
    30. Elon (40-16) 419

  43. whitey May 25, 2009 11:13 am

    No politics on selection??? BS!!!! Final poll shows 4 teams ahead of Texas and Oklahoma not in the top 10. Remember who is the chair for this committee. RPI??? Look at the top 30 teams and you see the RPI after the win-loss record. Some things neva change.

    The University of Texas was selected Monday as the top seed for the 64-team Division I baseball tournament.

    The Longhorns (41-13-1), who won the Big 12 tournament for the fourth time, will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday. It’s the second time Texas, coached by Division I career victories leader Augie Garrido, has been the No. 1 overall seed.

    “It’s an honor to be the No. 1 seed, but we know all too well that being named No. 1 by someone doesn’t get you anything,” Garrido said. “You have to go play the games to earn the No. 1 that means something.”

    Top 8 national seeds

    1. Texas (41-13-1)
    2. Cal St Fullerton (42-14)
    3. LSU (46-16)
    4. North Carolina (42-16)
    5. Arizona State (44-12)
    6. UC Irvine (43-13)
    7. Oklahoma (41-18)
    8. Florida (39-20)

    * Top 8 can’t face each other until the College World Series.
    ** Six of the eight national seeds made it to Omaha last season.
    • Bracket
    • Regional schedule

  44. whitey May 25, 2009 11:16 am

    Notice the word, RPI, comes into play, but does the seeding reflect it???

    “We felt good about the decisions, not that we didn’t recognize that there were going to be people disappointed,” Weiser said. “And that is a heavy burden that we always feel about those kids, those teams that don’t get a chance, but I don’t remember a time where the committee didn’t have that same issue.”

    Meanwhile, Oklahoma State (32-22) received an at-large bid despite not making the Big 12 tournament. The Cowboys were rewarded for a strong RPI and a 22-19 record against top 100 teams.

    “Certainly we realize we’re going to be criticized or supported for our decisions,” Weiser said. “But the process has worked well for us in the past and it continues to work well, and until we come up with a better system, this is what we have to operate with.”

  45. whitey May 25, 2009 11:19 am

    ok, that’s it for ncaa baseball. the WAC got shafted because their teams “RPI” weren’t good enough, but is it possible that our commissioner is too weak to represent the WAC???

  46. wafan May 25, 2009 11:24 am

    whitey . . .

    He has to be stronger to be considered weak.

    And, if he and his croonies do not want to hear negative comments they have two choices: do not go out in public, or address the issues.

  47. Bulla May 25, 2009 11:27 am

    a heartfelt mahalo to all those who have served, are serving now, and will serve in the future to defend our country. mahalo to you and your ohana for allowing us the freedom that we take for granted all too often….God Bless and God Speed

  48. al May 25, 2009 11:27 am

    whitey….so, let’s talk golf.

    don’t you think that inspite of placing 26th, michelle wie made great strides in this recent tournament. she actually sucked it up inspite of a devasting first round, didn’t sulk, didn’t make an excuse, and actually played well the final three rounds.

    to me, she finally showed some maturity, which i believe will pave the way for her success in the near future. her putts also looked more steady and she didn’t have a mini-tantrum when she missed.

    i think if she played full time on the lpga her first win is just around the corner. all she needs is to get the first win.

    …and not bad earning $303K for just a half year of “work”.

  49. whitey May 25, 2009 11:28 am

    wafan, your anwers are better than the man on top of the mountain. i would have not looked at it the way you put it. bing!!! lights go on in whitey’s cranium (notice I neva say brain). hahahaha

  50. vballfan1 May 25, 2009 11:30 am

    The NCAA doesn’t look at national rankings, they look at RPI to determine seedings.
    I agree with the ncaa this year NMSU(rpi of 119) and San Jose state ( rpi of 76) did not deserve ncaa bids., especially not NMSU they jacked up their winning record against a bunch of nobodys in the pre wac schedule.

    It’s too bad hawaii faltered so bad late in the season, just a little over a month ago they were in the top 20 in RPI. Sure wish we had a coach that could get the team playing well late in the season when it matters the most.

  51. al May 25, 2009 11:31 am

    whitey….for some “RPI” is equivalent to “RIP”.

  52. warriorfanny2 May 25, 2009 11:34 am

    LPGA, aka as the 38th parallel tour.

  53. whitey May 25, 2009 11:36 am

    al, i have always been a mw fan, but not a fan of her coaching. yes, she has grown up and taking responsibilities for her action and i am impressed that she is doing well. it is hard to put together 3 or 4 rounds, but what impressed me with this past tourney was that she finished on a high. i thought that she would birdie out for -6. before she usually folded on the last day. another thing was that her driving distance improve by 20 yds during the tourney. her day of winning is not too far off. i still think she should get another coach. her move to tiger’s agency was probably her most important one this year and i don’t think nike will let her go.

  54. oldie May 25, 2009 11:38 am

    Thanks to all the Vets on Memorial Day!

    Well, we got into Yankee Stadium today at $20 per. Unfortunately, the Yankees are in Texas playing an away game.

    Took in the stadium tour. Got to touch the $2500 seats, sit in the dugout, and take a peek into the Yankee locker room. Those of you planning on coming to NYC next year while attending the Army game may want to take in the tour.

  55. whitey May 25, 2009 11:38 am

    al, and the number 1 reason is that she is the no 1 draw for the LPGA. just check any tourney attendance record and you will see that whenever she plays, crowd counts goes up.

  56. whitey May 25, 2009 11:39 am

    oldie, that is a good one. $20 for a seat in Yankee Stadium!!!!!

  57. d1島 May 25, 2009 11:44 am


    May 25th, 2009 at 11:27 am
    whitey….so, let’s talk golf.Egad!

    102 days until football….

  58. d1島 May 25, 2009 11:49 am

    Central Arkansas

    American Idol winner, Kris Allen, is a business major in his junior year at the U. of Central Arkansas.

    Oh well, so much for their API….

  59. al May 25, 2009 11:53 am


    back to golf…everyone is waiting to help her celebrate her first win. it’ll be good for the women’s game.

    and yes, i agree with you wf2 that 38th parallel is becoming too dominant. the game needs an american winner.

  60. oldie May 25, 2009 11:54 am


    My son just happened to see the ad for the tour on the Internet. It was better than not getting in at all. I wanted sit in the plush seat behind the plate, but that was a no-no.

    There’s air conditioning blowing into the dugout. I guess they don’t the high paid stars to suffer.

    The $60 dollar bleacher seats in the outfield are just bench seats. Someone said they’re sold out for the year. Not sure if that’s true.

  61. al May 25, 2009 11:56 am

    did you hear about the alleged “stacking of votes” via GIZMO5?

    i mean how can a state with a population of just 2.8 million place 38 million votes. you could see the faces of disbelief on stage last week. that’s really going to put a damper on the viewership in the future.

  62. al May 25, 2009 11:56 am

    back to work and carlos santana.

  63. d1島 May 25, 2009 11:57 am

    In 2008, only the second season in the SLC for UCA, Clint Conque’s Bears put together a season for the ages that will go down as one of the greatest in 100 years of UCA football.

    The Bears went 10-2 – one of only 12 teams in FCS football to reach double digits – and had the best record in Southland play, finishing the year atop the league with a 6-1 mark after being selected 4th by the league’s coaches in the preseason. UCA finished the season ranked No. 11 in the nation – its second time in three years of D-I play to finish in the Top 25 – and Conque was rewarded with the SLC Coach of the Year award and was named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Region 5 FCS Coach of the Year. He was also selected as a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award – given annually to the nation’s top FCS coach.

  64. d1島 May 25, 2009 12:00 pm

    UCA finished the season 10th nationally in both pass offense (282.3 ypg) and total offense (438 ypg), while putting up 37.5 points per game – tied for third best in the country. The Bears were also 6th in pass efficiency (162.5), 3rd in kick returns (24.8 yards per return), 8th in 3rd down conversion percentage (48.1) and led the nation in net punting – averaging 37.94 per punt while allowing only 25 total punt return yards for the year.

  65. d1島 May 25, 2009 12:06 pm

    Quarterback Nathan Brown, a preseason all-american selection, was named the SLC Player of the Year and defensive end Larry Hart was the league’s Defensive POY as the Bears placed 13 on the all-conference teams. Brown concluded the most prolific career of any collegiate quarterback in Arkansas history, finishing with more than 10,000 passing yards and 100 passing TDs. His 3,206 passing yards and 31 TDs this season were both school records, and he finished with a 30-10 (.750) record as a starter.

  66. d1島 May 25, 2009 12:09 pm

    Hmmm…sounds familiar.

    As it has for most of the spring, the University of Central Arkansas defense was dominant in the Bears’ Purple-Gray Game on Friday night at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.

    The UCA offensive units, attempting to replace two All-Americans and three starting offensive linemen, scored a combined 13 points as the Purple beat the Gray 10-3. The Purple totaled 129 yards of offense, while the Gray finished with 113.

    “Offensively, I am very disappointed in the overall production,’ said UCA head coach Clint Conque. “There were way too many penalities. The offensive line play overall was very poor and we cannot have a good offense unless we improve up front.

    “Not having several players and injuries created a lack of chemisty and continuity in the line.’

  67. al May 25, 2009 12:11 pm

    d1….so did nathan brown graduate?
    and has conque played baseball?

  68. whitey May 25, 2009 12:15 pm

    ok tsaikos, my spacecraft is getting warmed up and i hear voices thru “transcendented” cranium. not from the darkside, but from a newer part of the universe. going check it out. ten four, over and out.

  69. Kazz May 25, 2009 12:19 pm


    Sorry this was carried over from yesterday’s blog.

    When you mentioned that Smethurst and Gonzales were “penciled in” at #1 and #2 in the pitcher “chart”, was Baughman really behind Ricketts at #4? Was it because of Baughman’s injury from last season and early on this past year? That’s kind of far back yeah? Or was Gonzalez showing that much potential before her injury?

  70. d1島 May 25, 2009 12:20 pm


    Yep, along with his top receiver…

    While the airplanes carrying former University of Central Arkansas football players Nathan Brown and Marquez Branson will be heading in opposite directions Thursday morning, they will be taking the two former Bears to the same destination _ the National Football League.

    Brown signed a free-agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaquars and Branson with the Denver Broncos at the conclusion of the 2009 NFL Draft on Sunday. They both report for mini-camp on Thursday to get their first taste of professional football.

  71. d1島 May 25, 2009 12:21 pm

    I can’t have a Santana Session without this one…


  72. Kazz May 25, 2009 12:22 pm

    Oh to be a fly on the wall when Trapasso and Donovan meet…

    Or perhaps a beatwriter “walking in” on the meeting…??? 😆

  73. d1島 May 25, 2009 12:23 pm

    IDK about baseball….

    A graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La., Conque played collegiately at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. As a senior, he was team captain and an Associated Press First Team All-American selection at linebacker. In 1997, Conque was selected to the Nicholls State Silver Anniversary Team and in 2005 was inducted into the NSU Hall of Fame.
    Following his time at Nicholls, Conque landed with the Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL only to have his career cut short by injury in 1983. He then returned to Nicholls and began his coaching career in a graduate assistant’s role.

  74. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 25, 2009 12:31 pm

    ***Off-topic ranting***

    Saw Terminator Salvation yesterday and I must say that I CANNOT wait for Transformers 2: The Revenge of the Fallen!!! 😆

    As a fan of the Terminator franchise, if felt like T3: Rise of the Machines was done in haste to remind folks that doomsday was going to happen no matter what happened in T2; Judgment Day. T4: Salvation had promise in many people’s minds. Christian Bale did a good job as John Connor and Sam Worthington made a good impression as Marcus Wright, but I think a lot of Terminator fans wanted a sense of “closure” and maybe it was our fault for expecting T4 to bring that closure to everything or maybe I’m looking too far into it.

    James Cameron did the first two movies and famous music video director “McG” directed this latest edition of Terminator.

    Too often when a new director takes on a sequel or extension to a franchise does it leave fans wanting more. Well except for what Christopher Nolan did as he SAVED the Batman franchise from being a joke!

    T4 is good for the most part, but not exactly part of the summer “blockbusters” that usually come out. I still don’t know how “Night at the Museum ” beat it though… Never hated Ben Stiller so much in a movie before.. 👿

  75. al May 25, 2009 12:54 pm

    d1…we all have our own santana favorites


  76. NYUH May 25, 2009 12:55 pm

    T4 rocked. Though not as good as Star Trek, it moved the story forward in an intriguing and thoughtful way, with lots of explosions of course. I liked that although the story deals ultimately with fate, it never squashes hope and yet still warns us as UH futurist Jim Dator (and avid UH fan) says, we create our tools, and then they create us.

    So there are some 100 days until the football season starts. ST: just enough time to do a short bio on each UH football player. How about offering them a standard format: name, position, high school, summer plans, goals for next year, what is the best thing they like about Hawaii. Something like that.

  77. al May 25, 2009 12:57 pm

    i used to play with my son’s transformers and wondered how come we didn’t have these back then. all we had was gumby and tin soldiers.

  78. Stephen Tsai May 25, 2009 1:12 pm

    Baughman was coming off an arm injury, so there wasn’t much expectation for her.
    But when Smethurst was out, then they slotted Baughman in there, along with Gonzalez. Gonzalez got hurt, and Baughman was more of a once-through-a-lineup pitcher. That’s when Ricketts emerged.
    But give credit to Baughman. She really gutted it out this year, and became an effective No. 2.

  79. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 25, 2009 1:13 pm

    Santana covers were rocking at the party last night.

    Time to make some kalbi to go with my killer (yahoo!) cuke gimchi!

  80. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 25, 2009 1:13 pm


  81. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 25, 2009 1:14 pm

    Hi ST!

  82. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 25, 2009 1:24 pm


    Never saw Star Trek yet. I did hear good things even from people that weren’t too big on Star Trek to begin with.

  83. Stephen Tsai May 25, 2009 1:29 pm

    I guess UH Hilo fans like Star Trek.

  84. Kazz May 25, 2009 1:37 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    May 25th, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    Baughman was coming off an arm injury, so there wasn’t much expectation for her.
    But when Smethurst was out, then they slotted Baughman in there, along with Gonzalez. Gonzalez got hurt, and Baughman was more of a once-through-a-lineup pitcher. That’s when Ricketts emerged.
    But give credit to Baughman. She really gutted it out this year, and became an effective No. 2.

    I’m sure Baughman laid it all out on the line considering it was her last year. No student athlete wants go end their college career on the bench, especially from an injury.

    For sure if Gonzalez and Baughman were healthy from the beginning we may still be following the Wahine at this point into the NCAA tourney. Ricketts could have been added to the hitting line up, etc…

    2010 should be fun. Can’t wait to see what Majam can do at the plate along with the newbies mixing up the infield. It’s gonna be hard to replace Warwick at 3rd though.

    BTW… I know the APR performance thing came out a few weeks ago, but with Smethurst gone, what is that going to do to softball’s schollies and whatnot? It’s one player so hopefully it won’t even reflect back on the program.

  85. Kazz May 25, 2009 1:39 pm

    The only Star Trek I followed was the “Next Generation” series, but that was when I was like 8. It was probably because I recognized the guy from “Reading Rainbow” on it.

  86. al May 25, 2009 1:45 pm

    bertussi could be the ss or 3b next year. known for the long ball, too.

  87. Da Punchbowl Kid May 25, 2009 1:50 pm


    You REALLY do like UCA don’t ya?

    Thanks for the posts tho, an informed citizenry is the arsenal of college sport fandom. 🙂

  88. Kazz May 25, 2009 1:52 pm

    Speaking of 3rd base…

    Any one know if Vinnie made an early decision to leave or stay?

  89. al May 25, 2009 1:58 pm

    depends on which round he gets drafted i would think.

  90. Kazz May 25, 2009 2:23 pm


    I think UH baseball is going to need to have as many players as possible out of their program finish their schooling.

    Selfishly I do hope Vinnie comes back, but if not, he should go on to be a good ball player and making decent money doing it provided the injury bug stays away.

  91. Ralph May 25, 2009 2:42 pm

    is JD meeting with coach Trap this week? a year roll over with benchmarks, SJST with 41 wins and NMST with 44 did not earn NCAA at large berths with their low RPI’s, set a 40+ win year and a tough non conference schedule to boost UH RPI as a criteria to continue at UH. otherwise, UH will rarely see an NCAA at large bid, we got to win the WAC tournament to go to the regional.

  92. Ralph May 25, 2009 2:46 pm

    11 teams in the collegiate baseball top thirty did not win 40 games but they played in conferences that sent 6 to 8 team to an NCAA regional. Conference play was tough and the wins and losses reflect the high rpi in these conferences.

  93. Ralph May 25, 2009 2:49 pm

    didn’t baseball lose another scholarship or part of one for the poor academic performance-APR. Two consecutive years UH lost scholarships in baseball…Reflects on Trap and something else for JD to ponder when he meets with Trap…It’s not like our juniors are taking off for the MLB draft. Can’t recall if any player got drafted last year…anyone?

  94. Ralph May 25, 2009 2:50 pm

    Let’s go Denver….AC needs to see some action!

  95. GRM May 25, 2009 2:55 pm

    On TV this past week, Vinnie said that he’ll be back for his senior year.

  96. Ralph May 25, 2009 3:01 pm

    ST how many scholarships are allowed for softball?

  97. Ralph May 25, 2009 3:03 pm

    Bertussi, Iwata and Parnaby…any scholarship available to add someone from the summer leagues that got over looked…

  98. vballfan1 May 25, 2009 3:21 pm

    Hey stephen quick volleyball question, You said they might get a middle blocker from europe, I’ve heard it’s either a french player or a fellow German team mate of Jonas Umlauft? Any of that true?

  99. Ralph May 25, 2009 3:26 pm

    Bulla’s bombers your jargermeister habits help fund a $100 million dollar scholarship fund for the needy at Brown University..


  100. BowsForever May 25, 2009 3:27 pm

    Wow. I gotta give Fresno its due respect, again. In the regionals two years in a row, the hard way!

    Go WAC!

  101. Ralph May 25, 2009 3:37 pm

    Fresno got to play the number one ranked team, though not the number one seeded team, UC Irvine in the first round…FSU must be lowest seed in the West bracket to be put in this situation.

  102. Stretch May 25, 2009 3:55 pm

    Isn’t it amazing that Fresno St, going into the last week of WAC regular season play, was almost the last team out??!!?? If they didn’t take care of Sac St, they would have had to stay home.

  103. Ralph May 25, 2009 4:04 pm

    yup Fresno’s coaches and players made the adjustment needed to turn things around…they came thru the WAC losers bracket to win it all…they came thru, UH folded….

  104. duffer (iPhone) May 25, 2009 4:23 pm

    I’m @ Tiffany’s & the company that makes the sign is Neon Tech.


  105. A-House May 25, 2009 4:51 pm


    your posts on UCA – did I read that UCA was ranked #11 in DI football?

    based on your posts, UH is NOT going to play any pushover come 9/4/09!!

  106. A-House May 25, 2009 4:53 pm


    your #76 post – who is Jim Dator? – avid UH fan!

  107. A-House May 25, 2009 4:57 pm

    went to see Angels & Demons today at Windward Mall – great movie – of course, Mrs A-House and Midori7 had 10 upsies on me cause they read the book and knew, basically, how the movie would end.

    and much to our surprise, we see jm2375 by the snack bar as she and hubby were on their way to see Star Trek – also, a good movie.

  108. A-House May 25, 2009 5:02 pm


    know of any more “transfers” to Warrior ball by former local players? most happy to see Barit making the move!! LB’s will be overflowing with bodies.

    beside this and naming of the new women’s BB coach, nothing else to “thrill” this group.

    understand Corey’s bro is back and will be practicing with the team for off-summer work out – mentioned to his uncle that if he can make a solid contribution at “special teams” that would be a big plus for UH.

    is Wade Keliikipi still intent on going to the Pacific Northwest?

  109. Garret May 25, 2009 5:11 pm

    This Cleveland newspaper columnist wrote about David Veikune.

    The worst reach they made was David Veikune (No. 52). . . . But they also acted like guys who were worried about losing players they liked . . . so they overpaid . . . by picking them at least 10 spots higher than they should have gone.”

    A real test of the new regime’s talent evaluation will be the selection of Veikune, whom most draft experts had going in the third round or lower. He is 6-2, 257 pounds, and was a defensive end at Hawaii. He is an achiever, with nine sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss. Yes, it’s in the midmajor Western Athletic Conference, but at least he was a major performer at that level. He also was a member of the All-WAC academic team. If the Browns’ scouts are right, this guy becomes a pass rusher from the outside linebacker spot. If others are correct, he helps mostly on special teams.

    The Browns also have mentioned Veikune possibly playing some inside linebacker. That seems a bit of a stretch as they have veterans D’Qwell Jackson and Barton at those spots. Williams remains in camp, and fourth-rounder Kaluka Maiava is another possibility. The real need is to create a pass rush from outside linebackers Kamerion Wimbley, Alex Hall and Bowens. This is where Veikune can make a real impact.

  110. Garret May 25, 2009 5:15 pm

    U-Dub is talking about revenue sharing for Pac-10 football TV revenue. It sounds like the TV money for the Pac-10 is not split equally, but instead the teams that TV wants to show get extra money. That type of deal gives an incentive to do well and would benefit UH, instead of how the WAC splits the TV money equally so Idaho and Utah State get the same money and UH.

    One thing to note is that the Pac-10 gets over $43 mil in TV money…doesn’t the WAC get something like $1 mil?

    As athletic directors around the Pac-10 grapple with ways to balance increasingly tight budgets in increasingly tough economic times, Washington’s Scott Woodward is among those favoring a somewhat contentious idea — revenue sharing.

    The Pac-10 has what commissioner Tom Hansen refers to as “hybrid” revenue sharing. The conference shares postseason revenue for football bowl games and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

    However, football TV revenue — one of the biggest moneymakers for schools each year — is not shared. Instead, the participating team or teams keep the lion’s share of the money, essentially splitting 59.5 percent. The other 40 percent is shared evenly among the other teams. For non-conference games, the participating team keeps its entire share of the money.

    That results in some wide disparity in incomes each year.

    In 2008, for instance, USC took home $6,469,584 in revenue from TV games that were part of the regular Pac-10 package (the totals do not include money for local TV games, which pay out far less). At the bottom of the scale, Washington State took home $3,029,526.

    But success on the field doesn’t solely determine TV income. Washington, despite an 0-12 season, was fourth at $4,740,518, a testament in part to its rabid following and large media market. Oregon, despite finishing second and winning 10 games, was seventh at $3,967,724, in part due to being in a smaller market.

    The total TV revenue for the conference was $43,250,000, meaning if the money was split evenly, each school would get $4,325,000. For smaller-market schools, that extra million or so every year would make a huge difference.

  111. Garret May 25, 2009 5:16 pm

    A lot of people think that Army made a great choice when they picked Rich Ellerson.

    The arrival of Rich Ellerson at West Point brought hope.

    Ellerson has solid credential and the reputation of being ” a football genius.”

    “At least 12 coaches and athletic directors came up to me and said we couldn’t have made a better hire,” Anderson said. “(Virginia Tech’s) Frank Beamer. (Arizona State’s) Dennis Erickson. (Oregon State’s) Mike Riley. (Former Wisconsin coach) Barry Alvarez. (Fresno State’s) Pat Hill. They definitely felt he’s the guy to turn the program around.”

  112. Garret May 25, 2009 5:21 pm

    By charging for nonsubscribers to read the web versions of their newspapers, some newspapers have increased their subscriber totals while increasing revenue.

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a rarity among large U.S. newspapers – it’s selling more weekday copies than a decade ago. In Idaho, the Post Register’s circulation has remained stable, while many other print publications have lost readers to the Internet. How can this be?

    The executives behind the Arkansas and Idaho newspapers believe it’s because they’ve been giving free access to their Web sites only to people who subscribe to the printed edition. Everyone else has to pay to read the Democrat-Gazette and the Post Register online. Meanwhile, most publishers have been giving away their stories and photos to all comers on the Internet.

    “To me, an online subscription is just the commonsense thing to do,” says Roger Plothow, editor and publisher of the Post Register in Idaho Falls, Idaho. “To just give it all away on a Web site is completely and blindly idiotic.”

    Newsday’s owner, Cablevision Systems Corp., plans to charge for online access to the Long Island, N.Y., publication beginning this summer. MediaNews Group, which owns The Denver Post and 53 other daily newspapers, has decided to charge for the online version of its print editions but hasn’t said when. Having already killed the print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Hearst Corp. is assessing whether online fees could help save its 15 remaining daily newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle.

    “Online fees will give people one less reason to stop subscribing to the newspaper” in the print format, said Steven Brill, Journalism Online’s co-CEO. “Fewer people will be saying, `Why am I buying this thing when I can get it free online?'”

    Even though print ads aren’t attracting as many dollars as they once did, they still sell for about 10 times the price of online ads.

  113. al May 25, 2009 5:22 pm

    kazz….i think that tom mendonca will crack the mlb lineup in 2-3 years if not sooner.

    vinnie’s got a shot. i lot of things need to fall in place for him. he needs to work on his feet, quickness, speed afoot, etc. oh and his range to his left. also, become a better baserunner.

  114. Garret May 25, 2009 5:22 pm

    Best wishes to Rick Taylor. I hope that he gets his degree this year and that he can go somewhere for a master’s degree where he can play with his final season of eligibility.

  115. warriorfanny2 May 25, 2009 5:39 pm

    vinnie is no 3B, he’ll prolly play 1B in the minors….look to see if he’ll go 10 or under….that’s the ticket.

  116. wafan May 25, 2009 5:51 pm


  117. Stephen Tsai May 25, 2009 5:55 pm

    The middle blocker is Serbian, I believe.
    Not sure if he’s coming anymore since Reyes was his recruiter, and I’m not sure what Reyes will do next year.

  118. Stephen Tsai May 25, 2009 5:57 pm

    There are a few more coming in.
    I think I mentioned linebacker Tim Brown a couple of months ago.
    Plus, Corey Paredes’ brother is transferring from Southern Oregon.
    And, well, we’re all awaiting to see if the D-1 guy actually pulls the trigger.

  119. Stephen Tsai May 25, 2009 5:58 pm

    At last count, I heard the 105-player roster was at 120.
    A few more decisions will be made.

  120. Stephen Tsai May 25, 2009 5:59 pm

    And, yes, Trapasso and Donovan are set to meet this week, but a date hasn’t been set.
    I think the women’s basketball committee has to wrap up business.

  121. Frank25 May 25, 2009 6:05 pm


    For everyone that has this day off..lets not forget the Men and Women that gave the Ultimate sacrifice for us all..All the Men and Women out there serving there country..far and near..GOD SPEED MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS..

  122. lava May 25, 2009 6:47 pm

    Hey ST, re your Zorm comments yesterday, I agree he needs to chill. He may coach himself right out of his job.

    I think we’d all like to see Colt get a few more serious looks in the preseason when he had the “it” factor in the Hall of Fame game and made everyone around him better.

    Speaking of that, Kobe Bryant doesn’t seem to be making anyone on his team better. He is a great player, but my image of him has lessened during these playoffs.

  123. al May 25, 2009 6:58 pm

    who’s the d1 guy?
    is he out west?

  124. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 25, 2009 7:08 pm

    Frank25- God Bless and Safe Home!

  125. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 25, 2009 7:12 pm

    Dinner time. Empty nest. Kalbi, homemade cucumber gimchi and the Deadliest Catch is on tv.

  126. Garret May 25, 2009 7:24 pm


    Thank you for your service to our country. I hope that you have a safe return soon.

  127. Garret May 25, 2009 7:24 pm

    To the Advertiser tech people: this week’s Warrior Beat show had some major technical problems when I watched it tonight. The video stopped on me twice, there were several parts where the audio/video was choppy, and the video actually had to start over when it started and I missed the thanks to the sponsors (if there wasn’t a segment like that, I missed something else) and the beginning of the video.

  128. Garret May 25, 2009 7:27 pm

    The expected lawsuits against the Cowboys for the people injured when the practice bubble collapsed just got a lot of new ammo…someone sure didn’t do their background checking!

    The Dallas Cowboys used advice from a man who falsified his educational credentials and served federal prison time for drug trafficking to make major structural reinforcements to a practice facility whose collapse injured a dozen people.

    The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that the consultant, Jeffrey Lawrence Galland, was engineering director of a Las Vegas company called JCI even though he had no engineering license. Galland acknowledged the newspaper’s findings, but said his background had no bearing on his ability to help clients.

    Galland provided a written summary of his credentials that says he has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Eastern Washington University. The school said he pursued that degree but never graduated.

    The summary also says he has been working toward a master’s degree in structural engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. School records show no sign he ever attended, officials said.

    Galland was arrested in 1994 after breaking into a home and pointing a gun at a woman in Great Falls, Mont., police there said. Charges included burglary and assault.

    The following year, Galland was convicted of burglary in state court and sentenced to probation. Then he pleaded guilty in federal court to using a firearm during a violent crime and conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana, court records show.

    The tentlike practice facility came crashing down in fierce winds May 2, permanently paralyzing scouting assistant Rich Behm.

  129. Garret May 25, 2009 7:28 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Mexico is erecting a statue to the swine flu’s “patient zero”.

  130. Garret May 25, 2009 7:28 pm

    Scientists have discovered a key protein that might explain the anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits of dietary restriction.

  131. Garret May 25, 2009 7:29 pm

    Monthly testosterone injection for men has been found to be just as effective the pill or condoms. The main side effect was a change in sex drive, with men becoming *more* amorous.

  132. Garret May 25, 2009 7:29 pm

    Scientists have found a genetic link for autism, a specific region of chromosome 5.

  133. Garret May 25, 2009 7:30 pm

    French-developed security platform turns e-mail into the electronic equivalent of registered mail.

  134. Garret May 25, 2009 7:30 pm

    Free play links pau.

  135. jm2375 May 25, 2009 7:40 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!!

    Hope you all had a great long weekend.

    Great to see the A-house family at the theater. A-house, I’m still trying to figga out if da keeed really is ours or if she was switched at birth. She doesn’t like sci-fi or chocolate and both of us are sci-fi’ers and chocoholics. She went to see Night at the Museum.

    Do I have to go to work tomorrow?

  136. Committed Road Warrior May 25, 2009 7:47 pm

    Do I have to go to work tomorrow?

    I don’t know. Do you? I know I do.


    👿 😈

  137. Committed Road Warrior May 25, 2009 7:49 pm

    After being on vacation for nearly two weeks, it’s hard having to go back into the regular routine. Don’t feel like it, but have to.

  138. SteveM May 25, 2009 7:53 pm

    Peaches and I went to see Star Trek this afternoon. As a long time trekkie, I have been waiting for this show since Scott Bakula’s Enterprise. I was not disappointed. It wove the characters in nicely– in this version of the time line…

  139. Committed Road Warrior May 25, 2009 7:59 pm

    I guess I’m not much of a Star Trek fan. 😯 :horror:

    I went and saw Angels and Demons today, and I agree with A-House that it was a good movie. Only thing was I was squirming in my seat most of the time ’cause I had to use the bathroom but didn’t want to miss out on any parts.

  140. d1島 May 25, 2009 8:11 pm


    Wow, you seem to have taken the description of the movie right off of something I read (or was it wrote?)….

    Saw a coupla addahknows while we were having dinner afterwards…

  141. d1島 May 25, 2009 8:26 pm


    Not so much interested in UCA as not as interested in other stuff going on during the summer.
    I’ve probably checked out as much as I want to about UCA.
    I’ll move on to Wazzu next….never been to Pullman.

    After that, I wonder if I’ll be able to get much info on the next opponent’s hometown? 😆

  142. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 25, 2009 8:30 pm

    I miss Captain Phil

  143. d1島 May 25, 2009 8:32 pm


    They are Div I (FCS)

  144. d1島 May 25, 2009 8:34 pm


    Sometimes I miss Capt. Honolulu.
    (I can still make his salute though)

  145. al May 25, 2009 8:55 pm

    d1….my hands won’t flex back far enough.

  146. al May 25, 2009 9:03 pm

    star trek………..?

    i may have watched two episodes in my entire life.

  147. Momo May 25, 2009 9:04 pm

    Liz spent 24 hours on your Island and played tourist and just relaxed at the Marriott. Went with my daughter and her family. We had a blast and enjoyed the hotel and the pool and the food. The Hamura saimin large special was great treat for the whole family.

  148. al May 25, 2009 9:05 pm

    btw, i thought the little birdie said that there were two d-1 guys?

  149. al May 25, 2009 9:07 pm

    hamura’s eh?
    wow, been awhile.

    momo, what no bbq sticks?
    no mile high lilikoi chiffon pie?

  150. Committed Road Warrior May 25, 2009 9:10 pm

    Star Trek,

    That’s the one with Luke Skywalker, right? Or is that the other one?

  151. Da Punchbowl Kid May 25, 2009 9:31 pm


    I think your posts on UCA were a lot of help If anything, we now know not to take them lightly.

  152. BG May 25, 2009 9:40 pm

    D1, al

    Wait! Might you be thinking of Sgt Sacto’s “googles”? I can’t remember if I ever saw Cpt Honolulu, but I can remember Sacto. Hmmm, even that young, I guess I had an affinity for NCO’s LOL

  153. BG May 25, 2009 9:47 pm

    Frank…and all the rest of our defenders…

    We promise to remember who you are and what you do for us. We look forward to your return and the opportunity to do for you and your loved ones what you now do for us.


  154. al May 25, 2009 9:49 pm

    sgt sacto???
    i think it was capt hnl.

    let’s ask stevem, he would know.
    nah, he probably forgot already.

    ralph would know….oh wait no tv in lanai city until the seventies.

  155. Ralph May 25, 2009 9:53 pm

    i was never into captain Honolulu, checkers and pogo stuff…watched westerns with sheriff Ken… 🙂

  156. BG May 25, 2009 9:53 pm

    Weekend went by way too fast…just enough time to check out what the ohana has been up to. Now it’s time to drag this weary body to bed. Been a long time since I thought of going back to work as a welcome respite. LOL

    Koakane! How many more wake-ups until you clean out your desk? Dang short-timer!

  157. BG May 25, 2009 9:55 pm

    Hey Ralph! Can you believe that I was once on the Sheriff Ken show. Lived a couple of blocks away from him in Kaimuki.

    Take care my man…

  158. BG May 25, 2009 10:00 pm


    Thanks for the link!!! Now I know what I can dream about tonight…a trip down memory lane… Kinda funny that Sgt Sacto (how in the world did I remember the spelling?) got a direct commission to Cpt….hehehe

    Now it’s really time to do that inner eyelid inspection! LOL

  159. Cindy ...cenn May 25, 2009 10:19 pm

    I can’t wait to see Angels and Demons, and Star Trek…mahalo for your reviews.

    Captain Honolulu…I miss that show LOL!

  160. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 25, 2009 10:36 pm

    Hi Momo!
    Sorry I missed you.
    Had a lazy laundry day today. Glad you guys had fun!

    OK Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  161. SteveM May 25, 2009 10:42 pm

    May 25th, 2009 at 9:49 pm
    sgt sacto???
    i think it was capt hnl.

    let’s ask stevem, he would know.
    nah, he probably forgot already.

    You’re right…I was there with my finger googles watching the black and white TV, but didn’t remember Sgt. Sacto’s name until BG mentioned it…I remembered Sgt. Sacto more than Captain Honolulu.

    Star Trek — I didn’t read any reviews but know die-hard trekkies who have read all the production books (like me) will find many inconsistencies/omissions in the pasts of the original characters. Still, I thought it was a nicely done and a movie that fulfilled my hopes for such a “prequel”.

    Work day tomorrow…good night everyone!

  162. al ™ May 25, 2009 10:55 pm

    so intead of being at his first class at mckinley hs
    stevem was too busy signing out with sgt sacto instead

    now we know the rest of the story

  163. warriorfanny2 May 25, 2009 11:24 pm

    Looking ahead the baseball program will have to improve to keep pace with a WAC conference that saw promising underclassmen on several teams, in particular FSU and LaT.

    Hitting is a major concern as we need to replace Vinnie Catricala’s bat and gain improvement from the rest of our returnees. Whether Coach Mike makes a tutorial adjustment remains to be seen. The team slumped in late season–that is a red flag and he needs to address the issue.
    We will need Greg Garcia to step up next year as he is the likely lead-off batter.
    Montplaisir struggled with the curveball and needs to be retooled. Kevin McD KO’d too much and Roquemore needs to hit linedrives. Chevalier is an interesting batter but played sparingly–he needs to work hard in the off season–his bat has possibilities. Christian Johnson is a hard hitter but looked terrible against lefties and he too, KOd alot.
    Van Doornum has potential as does Fujii.
    The key will be the amount of quality work these players spend in the cage under a mentor that knows his stuff.
    Kolt needs to be more selective in his second year as pitchers werent throwing anything good to him once they figured he was a first pitch swinger.

    On the mound we lose Jayson Kramer and Greg Alexander. Again we need to see development in our youth hurlers– Linsky, Little, Sisto and Moore.
    We are in dire need for southpaws as Spangler and Davis are the only two I see, unless we have another on short order we recruited.
    None of our hurlers are flame throwers so they will need to develop off-speed stuff and charlie-balls with consistency and location.

    Hopefully Coach Mike sees the light and is heading more for big bats than smallball–it wont work in the WAC.

  164. Ralph May 26, 2009 1:29 am

    ST tweets that spencer smith will be his guest today-but he forgot to say what time it starts….or is it always at 12 noon?

  165. al ™ May 26, 2009 1:41 am

    but when are we gonna have a “chat with charlie”?

    i want to know if tino is going help recruit that serbian middle ?

  166. al ™ May 26, 2009 1:44 am

    dave shoji would make for a great chat guest as well. the thoughts and opinions from our senior coach on the current wave of coaching changes on the lower campus.

    i guess a lot of these were inevitable and some weren’t.

  167. al ™ May 26, 2009 1:45 am

    did charlie announce his staff yet?

  168. Derevvvo May 26, 2009 1:47 am

    на края луны, без вины, без вина, она одна о_0 пробило еп*

  169. roygbivs May 26, 2009 3:11 am

    That’s really too bad about Rick…I would love to see him play!!! Had the pleasure of meeting his father when we played Alabama. Thanks for being a Warrior!

  170. Garret May 26, 2009 5:05 am

    Pisa update.

    The Bears are not believed to have offered contracts to free agents Pisa Tinoisamoa or Rod Hood last week, but decisions could be looming for them this week.

    It was originally reported that Tinoisamoa, who first visited the Buffalo Bills, would also take a trip to Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Daily News has disputed that, and right now the former St. Louis Ram has the Bills and Bears to choose between. The linebacker would likely shoot to the top of the depth chart quickly on the strong side for the Bears. He starred as a rookie in St. Louis under Lovie Smith and Bob Babich.

    Getting Tinoisamoa and/or Hood signed by the end of the week would put them in position to participate in OTA’s that start again on Monday. The newcomer(s) would have 12 OTA sessions to get a crash course on the defense before the break before training camp.

  171. Garret May 26, 2009 5:07 am

    One-handed basketball player just earned a D-I scholarship.

    Kevin Laue, a 6-foot-10 center whose left arm ends at the elbow, was often told he would be an N.C.A.A. Division I basketball recruit if he had two hands.

    It turns out the second hand was not necessary. Laue, who is from California, has accepted a scholarship to play for Manhattan College next season.

    Since December, Laue said he had been contacted by about 100 people with similar disabilities. Some had lost limbs; others were born without them. One couple’s newborn daughter has a condition similar to Laue’s, and her parents told Laue he was a source of hope.

    “Now that I’m going into a bigger pond, hopefully I can really touch some people,” Laue said. “If I can help anybody, that’s so great. But I also want to focus on playing ball.”

  172. djmitcho May 26, 2009 5:48 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

  173. d1島 May 26, 2009 5:53 am

    Great Morning All!

    Agree with BG. The long weekend whizzed by too fast!

    Have a great 4-day week erryboddy!


  174. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 26, 2009 6:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Happy Tuesday-is-a-Monday!

  175. tom May 26, 2009 6:15 am


    all we had ….(was) tin soldiers

    weren’t they lead? I recall that we had to give them up for the war drive to make bullets =WWII

    A Day for Rememberance – honoring our fallen warriors and a salute to those serving our country.

    FloridaTed: great posting and I pray that war in whatever form beco0mes an obsolete word.

    STEVEM: Posting from Vancouver – does that count? Saw the Island Princess pull out yesterday from our hotel. Tomorrow’s our day!

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