Rainbow Wahine win Series opener

Traci Yoshikawa hit a two-run, opposite-field homer in the seventh to boost the Rainbow Wahine to a 3-2 victory over Missouri in the opening round of the College World Series.

Alex Aguirre, who opened the season as a courtesy runner, has to be the most unheralded Rainbow Wahine. Her second-inning solo homer gave UH a 1-0 lead. She also made a diving catch in left in the seventh inning.

* * * * *

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has decided that rules are rules, and you can’t retroactively right a wrong. Fair enough. Memo to sports: Cancel the hot tub time machine. Under the Bud Law:

• UH men’s volleyball team gets back its 2002 NCAA title. It was stripped of the title because it was deemed that outside hitter  Costas Theocharidis, although not financially compensated, forfeited his amateur status because he played alongside professionals before starting his UH career. But UH, the MPSF and NCAA had cleared Theocharidis to play.  For four years. A year after his collegiate career ended, it  was decided, no, he should have been ruled ineligible. Sorry, we have to go with the first ruling, when he was called safe. Title is back, flag returns to the rafters.

• Strike the asterisk from Barry Bonds. There was no steroid testing when he was the king of swat.

• Boise State has to stay in the WAC. A decade ago, when some thought Boise was in Iowa, the Broncos begged to join the WAC. Didn’t even bother sending an application to the Mountain West. The Broncos promised to deliver a bowl and, every so often, a basketball regional. As Lady Gaga learned in a lawsuit, you can’t just shed obligations just because you’re now a star.

• Neil Everett, who was wrongfully terminated at KHNL, gets to come back and … hey, where did KHNL news go?

* * * * *

It probably was the worst-kept secret, but the Warrior Beat blog will continue past Sunday’s closing of The Advertiser.

The blog will be part of the new Star-Advertiser.

I’ve been told, by Scott Morifuji, who also will be joining the new paper, that the blog will retain the Warrior Beat name.

You guys, of course, may retain your online names, too.

Moderation? That I can’t be certain. But I believe the Star-Bulletin, whose system we will use, requires approval only for the first post, none thereafter. I think. I guess that means you need to be nice to me. At least for the initial post.

I also think that during the non-football season — and I’m not sure football ever ends — I might try to cut back to five posts per week. Maybe.

So, please continue to join us. I’ll give more details later.

* * * * *

Happy birthday to JoJe.


  1. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 12:20 am


  2. Ralph June 3, 2010 12:24 am

    2 from America, hey, BG are in in Shanghai or are you back in Hawaii

  3. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 12:25 am

    Great to hear about the blog continuing, ST!

    Based on the paragraph above, I guess you are being retained, huh, ST? If so, how will your roles be divided amongst the SB sports editor? Are you still covering the UH football side or will it be split? Also, will the two newspaper blog be merged?

    Sorry, been out of the loop lately as I just got back today and somehow the bed tripped me on my way to the bedroom.

  4. Ralph June 3, 2010 12:27 am

    Good reason to change the moniker for all teams to Warriors, men and women, then the Beat goes on beyond fb season.

  5. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 12:27 am


    Just got back today.

  6. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 12:32 am

    Trip was very fun. Looking to go on another venture next month or in the months to come. Got to put in the request for another week vacation and hopefully turn that into a two and half weeks vacation by moving my days off around. Any suggestions, Ralph? Hey, maybe I can try going around the world next time.

  7. Ralph June 3, 2010 12:33 am

    BG Karaoke call this saturday at Krazy Karaoke, 7 pm, join us, meet the rest of the tsaiko bloggers. Cost is $15, byob and people are bring food and pupu items.

  8. 99club June 3, 2010 12:34 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    …and the ‘Beat goes on.

  9. Ralph June 3, 2010 12:35 am

    you can join Whitey on the wild side in the Philipines or Bangkok, he is one happy camper.

  10. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 12:36 am


    I am off until the 4th of June and go back on on-call the 5th that’s why I didn’t RSVP because of that. However, if the company doesn’t call me, I will certainly stop by.

  11. Ralph June 3, 2010 12:36 am

    for a retiree you got up early for breakfast

  12. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 12:40 am

    I was going to the PI if the company had approved my request to move more of my days off this month. But, they said they are short this week. In fact, as soon as I got in this morning, I got a voice message asking me if I would like to work tomorrow and/or friday. I am still jet lag and as you can see, I am wide awake at midnight. Hopefully can get some shut eye before the sun comes up and watch the wahine play.

  13. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 12:48 am


    I don’t think Bangkok is a place I want to go to at this moment as the country is somewhat in turmoil. But I have heard a lot of great stories about Bangkok. Definitely will be one of the many places I would like to visit.

    BTW, we had an Indian business man from our tour group and he said that English is the unofficial language in India. English is widely spoken throughout India more so than indian. Didn’t know that.

  14. SteveM June 3, 2010 12:53 am

    There was a secret? 🙄

    Glad to hear Scott Morifuji will be around too!
    and we already know how to find him… 😕

  15. Ralph June 3, 2010 12:56 am

    BG don’t forget, Na Wahine on TV this morning, Thurday on ESPN at 7 am HST. Softball world series vs Missoui.

  16. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 1:01 am

    What do you think of Missouri? Are they just as dangerous as Alabama?

  17. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 1:02 am

    Good morning, SteveM!

    I see you are still awake. Join the club.

  18. Ralph June 3, 2010 1:03 am

    BG Indians learn english early in life and lots of techies there work in Bangalore- notice whenever you call customer service the responder sound like an Indian. The Indian continent is a well educated population that handles a lot of American off shore businesses, from banks, hospital records, etc.

  19. SteveM June 3, 2010 1:05 am

    Good morning BleedGreen808. Welcome back!

  20. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 1:08 am


    Thanks! Do you like to travel by air as much as by water?

  21. SteveM June 3, 2010 1:12 am

    …You guys, of course, may retain your online names, too.

    ST — this sentence makes me a little nervous…especially when I looked at the S.B. blog the other day and I got the impression that the posters there were registered or had some account. Especially when some poster icons had pix and some were generic. Hope I’m wrong. I didn’t stay to experiment with it.

  22. Ralph June 3, 2010 1:20 am

    BG Bama had more power in the lineup. Missouri works hard for their runs, so our defense got to be there to support our pitchers.

  23. Lopaka43 June 3, 2010 1:24 am

    Aloha, Tsaiko Ohana!!

    Great news that the blog is continuing although it sounds like we will go through another period of turmoil like the last time the blog software changed, as we get used to the software and the new company gets used to us.

    Steve M, what kind of food should we bring to the saturday night potluck? Is there a list somewhere of what folks are bringing? Probably do the healthy salad thing we have been doing at the tailgates.

    And where is Krazy Karaoke? Too lazy to Google it. LOL


  24. SteveM June 3, 2010 1:28 am

    RE: #20
    BleedGreen808 — plane rides over 5.5 hours used to drive me up the wall. But at my age now, I fall asleep more often 🙂 I used to have a lot of air miles, most unhappy. Flying to the east coast, I break the trip into 3 flight segments each way where you deplane or connect. I like first class but can’t afford that.

    So, nowadays I travel by air only to get to my cruise ship… 🙂

    I’m doing another Alaska cruise next month because we have to fly to Seattle for my niece’s wedding. No sense wasting all that airfare. 😆

  25. SteveM June 3, 2010 1:42 am

    Lopaka43 — click on my name above (in brown) and check the yellow background Events section on my web page. A few more details and a link to a map is there.

    I have long given up trying to compile a pot luck list. You have been to several Tsai-ko tailgates… very few people say they are bringing anything but we usually end up with enough food for 2 days.

    I posted some potluck items for the Karaoke Call only because the MOMs are very diligent in their pot luck reporting to Esme. 🙂

    I will list voluntary pot luck contributions if they are reported here on the blog. But mostly it’s a matter of faith… 🙂

  26. al June 3, 2010 2:08 am

    …and the (warrior) beat goes on

    sonny and cher circa 1967

  27. whitey June 3, 2010 2:19 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and to the deer(s) in my backyard.

  28. whitey June 3, 2010 2:22 am

    good morning al, but going back to bed

  29. whitey June 3, 2010 2:43 am

    Since this will be the last Warrior Beat show, I want to thank ST, Princess, and everyone involved for putting a most informative show. Thank you very much.

  30. wafan June 3, 2010 3:15 am

    Goood morning!

  31. Garret June 3, 2010 3:15 am

    It will be interesting to see how the blog changes under the new format.

  32. wafan June 3, 2010 3:15 am

    The good news continues.

  33. wafan June 3, 2010 3:16 am

    Go Wahine!

    Be the titas!!!

  34. Garret June 3, 2010 3:16 am


    Thank you for the birthday wishes for Faith. We had a nice birthday celebration for her at a park with her closest friends.

  35. wafan June 3, 2010 3:18 am

    Do the MOMS have another site yet?

  36. wafan June 3, 2010 3:18 am

    Happy belated birthdays to anyone I missed over the past several days. Whoo-hoo!!!

  37. Garret June 3, 2010 3:20 am

    The Idaho Statesman has a feature article on the MWC’s Commissioner.

    “A lot of people think that Craig and I are adversaries because of the competition between the WAC and the Mountain West and the history of it,” Benson said. “We’ve worked well together, we have mutual respect for each other and we like each other.”

    Over the last six weeks, Benson said, he and Thompson have had weekly conversations. At no point has Thompson told Benson of his league’s intention to invite Boise State.

    “If they do, I’m sure I will get a phone call immediately,” Benson said.

  38. Garret June 3, 2010 3:22 am

    It is interesting that Karl Benson prefers a 10-team conference and the WAC hasn’t gone to 10 teams.

    Benson and Waters, the Sun Belt commissioner, both prefer a 10-team league. Neither has one, of course.

    It works perfectly for basketball scheduling and travel. In football, it is more problematic.

    Either leagues go to a nine-team conference schedule (like the Pac-10) or miss out on conference foes each year (like the Big 10). A nine-game schedule hurts nonconference opportunities and leaves an unbalanced home-and-road slate. It’s part of what caused the 16-team WAC to break apart.

  39. Garret June 3, 2010 3:26 am

    The MWC and the WAC subsidize their Athletic Departments much more than schools in bigger budget conferences. The MWC has bigger Athletic Department budgets and they sure spend a LOT more than the WAC per student. Wyoming has 41% of tuition and fees going to Athletics?

    Public schools competing in the Mountain West and Western Athletic conferences shell out an average of $1,177 and $718 per student, respectively, to subsidize their athletic programs, among the costliest subsidies in the NCAA’s 120-school Football Bowl Subdivision, according to a new report.

    These numbers are much larger than the per-student subsidies in the six power conferences enshrined in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and illustrate the financial inequities that abound in intercollegiate sports, according to the report’s authors.

    In 2008-09, MWC and WAC schools covered 43 and 47.5 percent of their athletics costs, respectively, through student fees and institutional support, compared with the 3.6 percent among storied Big Ten teams such as Ohio State and Michigan State, according to the report. And these subsidies equal 17.3 percent of annual tuition collected at WAC schools and 15.5 percent at MWC schools, on average, versus less than 1 percent in the Big Ten, where sports subsidies are just $67 per student. USU’s subsidy was 19 percent of tuition.

    At the U., the athletics subsidy amounts to 5.41 percent of tuition and fees, compared with 41 percent at the University of Wyoming, which is on the high end of range in the MWC.

  40. Garret June 3, 2010 3:49 am

    ESPN may spend all football season talking about how BSU is leaving the WAC. They already scheduled BSU for more ESPN appearances that all other WAC schools and it would be really bad for the WAC if they start to publicly criticize the WAC like this on their broadcasts…

    Without Boise State, the WAC is the Sun Belt Conference with snow: competitive games, a champion headed for a bowl game, but no team contending for a BCS bid. There’s honor in that, of course. But there’s less excitement.

  41. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 4:24 am


  42. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 4:24 am

    ~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Happy..Birthday..joje!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~

  43. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 4:26 am

    ~•~~~~•~ ♪ ♫ ♪ Belated..Birthday..wishes..to..Cenn!!! ♫ ♪ ♫ ~•~~~~•~

  44. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 4:30 am

    😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀


    😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀 :mrgreen: 😀

    ~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WAHINE SB!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~

  45. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 4:36 am

    Mizzou is the “Show me” state…. 😯

    You show ’em Wahine!!! 🙂 😀 😆

    ~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WAHINE!!! 😈 😈 😈 BEAT Mizzou!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~

  46. Loa June 3, 2010 5:07 am

    morning gang!

    great news on the Warrior Beat continuing
    good luck to all the HA employees not being retained
    kinda reminds me of the KHNL/KGMB/K5 mergers
    i thought KHNL/K5 had the better anchors but almost all were let go


  47. troll June 3, 2010 5:09 am

    Congratulations ST and to your brother, too.

    This is great news about your careers and the continuation of WB.

    Bake a better cake?

  48. mctruck June 3, 2010 5:14 am

    A good amount of blame should be directed at WAC commish-Benson, for his side line stance in promoting the conference. I’m sure he’s spent more time promoting BSU’s interests than anything else; el-jerk-o.

  49. 808ike June 3, 2010 5:22 am

    Good morning everyone.

  50. Annoddah Dave June 3, 2010 5:23 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Great news! The K Kall shall now be the official kick off of the new WB 2.0 in the new SA! It’s great to be able to continue to spend my time with fellow Blog Dogs….

  51. 808ike June 3, 2010 5:24 am


    Agree. He doesn’t practice what he preaches.

  52. 808ike June 3, 2010 5:27 am

    It is time to focus our positive energy over the ocean to the Wahines
    in OKC.

  53. NYUH June 3, 2010 5:28 am


    Colorado has set the kickoff time for its home opener against Hawaii, which will not be televised. The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will also serve as Alfred Williams Day, celebrating the career of the former CU linebacker who was a member of the 1990 national championship team and a recent inductee to the College Football Hall of Fame.

  54. Garret June 3, 2010 5:28 am

    Kickoff time has been set for the Colorado game. It was not selected by the Big 12 TV broadcasters so it will not be shown on TV outside of Hawaii.

    The kickoff time for the home opener for the University of Colorado football team this Sept. 18 against the University of Hawai’i has been set, as the Buffaloes and Rainbow Warriors will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. mountain time.

    The game was not selected for television, as the Big 12 Conference office earlier this week released the TV schedule for the first three weeks of the 2010 season. It will however be Alfred Williams Day, as CU will celebrate the first member of its 1990 national championship team headed for induction this December in the College Football Hall of Fame.

  55. troll June 3, 2010 5:33 am

    Re-The ump that blew the call ruining a pitcher’s perfect game

    By now I’ve read many articles and comments about this incident and the prevailing opinion is that the pitcher got robbed and MLB should have instant replay (they do only on questionable home runs).

    I agree. The runner was out by a foot. Not even close.

    But another point I’d bring up, and one that I haven’t read yet, is why not have the umpire’s sobriety checked?

    Bus drivers and airline pilots have this done all the time, especially if it appears that their judgment is impaired. Or when do something wrong and egregious. Was the ump’s bad call egregious? Yes it was.

    To the the shocked onlooker witnessing this play could it appear that the umpire’s judgment was impaired and maybe his sobriety should be checked?

    I think so. Especially when you consider that the umpire is a veteran of 21 years.

    Yet all I’m hearing poster’s say is the MLB should have replays. But in addition I think sometimes, like this time, umpires should submit to post game drug testing.

  56. 808ike June 3, 2010 5:38 am


    Need to change your name! You have listed good posts.

  57. 808ike June 3, 2010 5:45 am

    For those who will not be near a TV but have access to the internet, this
    is what I have found.

    Radio on ESPN 1420

    INTERNET: Channel surfing (ESPN)
    CBS sports all- access doesn’t list the UH game.
    NCAA sports is ESPN 3. Need to subscribe.

  58. 808ike June 3, 2010 5:49 am

    Does anyone have additional info? THANKS.

  59. LizKauai (iPad) June 3, 2010 5:57 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Nice the start the day with good news!

    Looking forward to MORE Good News today and this week!

    WE BELIEVE!!!!


  60. protector June 3, 2010 6:05 am

    This (football) season’s schedule doesn’t really lend itself to a lot of attractive national TV viewing (in the latter part of the season). If UH pulls the gigantic upset against USC, I’ve got a feeling that that Colorado game becomes eminently more attractive & will be upgraded, non?

  61. protector June 3, 2010 6:08 am

    Congrats ST about the blog!! I can now breathe a sigh of relief. Regrets to those who have lost their position or have chosen to move on due to circumstances.

  62. skycap June 3, 2010 6:17 am

    Good Job Hawaii News Now Thanks For The Live Report

  63. Slugger June 3, 2010 6:20 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    It’s wonderful to know that the blog will continue with its current identity. We are the Tsaikos…we are the Tsaikos…

    Great report from OKC on the KGMB morning news. Don Murphy did make it there; they interviewed him. Brooks also interviewed a HS softball coach who said they adopted the UH “H” logo and green & black colors for their team. That team is from Alabama and they are rooting for UH.

    GO WAHINE!!!

  64. 808ike June 3, 2010 6:22 am

    Wahine articles:


    Not pasted.Can someone do it for me? THANKS!

  65. d1島 June 3, 2010 6:23 am

    Great Morning All!

    Good news that the WB continues past Sunday, woulda been a lo-o-o-ong summer otherwise.

    Tame da Tigers!(used to be a favorite banner back in the day at the Termite Palace…sorry Al/SteveM/A-house)


  66. BigWave96744 June 3, 2010 6:24 am

    Congrats Stephen…
    You deserve to be retained…


  67. Bulla June 3, 2010 6:25 am

    aloha and good morning to everyone,

    with the rising of the sun it is a new day filled with new challenges and blessings. our celebratory mood of finding out that the WB will continue is offset by the realization that everyone from the HA is not going to be retained by the new entity. that is sad, our prayers to them and their ohana.

    i try and wake up with an attitude of gratitude so that i might achieve what i believe; but i try to be thankful for all of the blessings around me and appreciate those that i am honored to call friends….

    let us keep those from HA that have not been retained by the new entity in prayer and hope for the best for them. we all have head the axiom that ‘when one door closes, another one opens’…..but sometimes that resounding THUD of that closing door is too deafening.

    as someone said earlier…..’The Beat Goes On………’

  68. d1島 June 3, 2010 6:34 am

    Picture of the Wahine waiting their turn on the field for practice.

    from the NCAA blog…


  69. haka June 3, 2010 6:36 am

    Let’s Go Bows!
    Let’s Go Bows!
    Let’s Go Bows!

    Be the clouds and be the sky,
    Be the wind and you will fly.
    Be the dirt and be the grass,
    Be the ball and kick their ass!

    Go Wahine!
    Go Wahine!
    Go Wahine!

  70. d1島 June 3, 2010 6:39 am

    How much does UH benefit from the logo wear sold on the NCAA website?

  71. chopsueyboy June 3, 2010 6:45 am

    Good MorningTsai-kos!

    Go Wahine!
    Ready to turn on tv at work.

  72. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2010 6:45 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Great news for the blog and Stephen Tsai. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

    May the Lord provide quick and meaningful employment to Tsai’s beloved colleagues.

  73. Slugger June 3, 2010 6:46 am

    Here’s one of the links 808ike provided:


  74. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2010 6:48 am

    Now lemme see… Was there someting else I should remember this morning? What was it…. Hmmmm….

    Ha ha! As if!

    GO WAHINE!!!
    GO WAHINE!!!
    GO WAHINE!!!
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  75. whitey June 3, 2010 6:57 am

    Go for broke, Rainbow Wahines!!!!!!!!!!

  76. J June 3, 2010 6:59 am

    Game time. Yeah, I’m not getting anything done this morning.

  77. Slugger June 3, 2010 7:02 am

    Hit for the fences! High scoring game for the Wahine today! Got to win today’s game. WE BELIEVE!

    GO WAHINE!!!

  78. Buffoman June 3, 2010 7:04 am

    I know I’ll get slammed for this comment but here goes. The thought of UH upsetting USC does not make sense to me. If history has a way of determining the future, coach Mac simply has not, in his tenure, instilled any sense of “something happening” in the positive light. He has stumbled to being barely acceptable but that’s it.

    When JJ got smashed against SC and BSU and FSU there was one thing that was clear. Special teams and defense could suck big time but one could count of his offense to make some excitement. So maybe, just maybe lightning would strike twice and somehow the defense and special teams would have the games of their lives (like against BYU) and the O would do it thing and we’d win big.

    I just don’t have that feeling with this coach Mac led team. they don’t have any phase of the the game really humming. My expectation when he came on board was that the D was going to be like JJ’s O…Kick A$$ bad news. Instead we got putter, sputter and no much of a bar being raised. There were the excuses about a poor strat to recruiting, the usual stuff, but remember JJ was handed Von Appen’s so called mess and he made something happen.

    So, the thought of upsetting USC this year, I don’t think so and I’d like to be WRONG!!! Can’t turn back the clock, but if JJ was still at the helm and that statement was made, I’d have a very different outlook. We have what we have, and as I said, I’d like to be absolutely wrong.

  79. 99clubu June 3, 2010 7:06 am

    Taking a long lunch to catch the game! 🙂 Hot dogs for lunch, of course.

  80. d1島 June 3, 2010 7:07 am

    You’d think the Leader in Sports would have someone who can spell Sophomore!

  81. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 7:08 am


    GO WAHINE!!!!

    CHA CHING!!!!

  82. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 7:09 am

    Any updates appreciated. Here at work, seems they frown on watching TV. Go figure!

  83. Bulla June 3, 2010 7:10 am


    OK, one for each defensive position…..now let’s do one for every home run hit this season….


    Are you nuts??? I was only joking, haha………..but really GO WAHINE

  84. J June 3, 2010 7:12 am

    Not nuts, just Tsai-ko.

  85. jm2375 June 3, 2010 7:20 am

    Cmon Steph! Settle down!

  86. Slugger June 3, 2010 7:20 am

    Happy belated birthday to Faith O.!

    Settle down, Stephanie.

    GO WAHINE!!!

  87. Slugger June 3, 2010 7:22 am

    After a talk from Coolen, Steph strikes out the 2nd out. Got the bases loaded. We need this out!

  88. Matt June 3, 2010 7:23 am

    Alright Steph! Way to get out of a jam. 0-0 after 1.

  89. Jay June 3, 2010 7:23 am

    Good to hear the blog will live and the mighty Blog Master still has a job. Good luck and best wishes to the others that were not so fortunate.

  90. Slugger June 3, 2010 7:23 am

    Got out of the 1st inning with a strikeout. Whew!

  91. Slugger June 3, 2010 7:25 am

    Prayers for the HA staff who are going to be without a job after Sunday.

  92. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:25 am

    main thing Stephanie got thru the first inning, she seem to start slow in games played in the am or early afternoon, hopefully she loosens up guickly.

  93. J June 3, 2010 7:25 am

    After 1 inning, 0-0.
    Hawai‘i went down in order

    Mizzou (batting order, wasn’t paying attention to numbers)
    #1 batter, 4-3
    #2 batter, 1B (single to RF)
    #3 batter, BB
    #4 batter, BB, bases loaded
    #5 batter, K
    #6 batter, K

  94. ct June 3, 2010 7:26 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    I believe!!!

    Goooooo Wahine!!!

  95. jm2375 June 3, 2010 7:26 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Happy birthday joje!

    Knew all along the blog would be retained. Was just worried about the format.

  96. Matt June 3, 2010 7:29 am

    HR Aguirre! 1-0 UH.

  97. jm2375 June 3, 2010 7:29 am

    HR AA!!!

    GO WAHINE!!!

  98. sjmacro June 3, 2010 7:29 am

    WooHoo here we go ❗

  99. Matt June 3, 2010 7:31 am

    Double by Kanani. Very nearly out of the park.

  100. PowderPuff June 3, 2010 7:33 am

    Congratulations, ST, Scott, Ferd and the Tsaikos for the blog. Heart-wrenching interview with Dayton on HNN last night. 🙁

    GO WAHINE!!!! I am yelling…quiet time doesn’t apply on weekdays.

  101. koakane June 3, 2010 7:34 am

    gooooood mmmorning tsaiko country

    so far so good for da wahines, they no look so nervous yet and playing accordingly.

    keep it up, stay focused and swing dat pipe babe

  102. djmitcho June 3, 2010 7:35 am

    Good Morning All! I’m glad that the game is also on espn3.com. Go Wahine!

  103. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:36 am

    again the ESPN announcers claim our fences are 190 down the lines. No follow up homework by these ladies.

  104. sjmacro June 3, 2010 7:36 am

    Holly Rowe do your homework– we do not have 190 at UH field 😡

  105. Slugger June 3, 2010 7:38 am

    I was wondering what ball field they were talking about. Wonder if they would pick up a comment during the game on the ESPN site?

  106. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:39 am

    Holly Rowe has the same color analyst-Michelle Smith, probably sharing the same notes Capuano used. So who did the research for the women?

  107. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2010 7:40 am

    So far, so guuuuuud!

  108. LizKauai (iPhone) June 3, 2010 7:40 am

    Go to ESPN on facebook and set them straight.
    Or tweet the truth.

  109. jm2375 June 3, 2010 7:41 am

    From this morning’s article on the last Golf Page:

    Lori Castillo

    Rainbow Wahine coach

    Three-time USGA champion

    Hawai’i Golf Hall of Fame

    “No doubt, the No. 1 thing Hawai’i golf has going for it is junior golf. What Title IX did for women’s golf nationally, the HSJGA did for the state. It created opportunities and a vision kids did not have before. And everybody jumped in. It’s just the nature of a small state. We all pull together.”

    Current golf goal: “Getting a national championship is part of the five-year plan.”

  110. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:42 am

    three ks in a row, Stephanie could be on a roll, but she is throwing a lot of pitches early in the game.

  111. koakane June 3, 2010 7:42 am

    rickette settling down but needs to chilax just play her game

  112. koakane June 3, 2010 7:44 am

    two down now, defense defense defense yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    wahines can hit this girl

  113. 99club June 3, 2010 7:44 am

    There aren’t too many parks where that HR wouldn’t have gone out….Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Teton come to mind. 🙂

  114. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:44 am

    our batters are coming up for the second time, stay loose and the girls will hit Nottlemann.

  115. koakane June 3, 2010 7:45 am

    eh rumphy no work today bwhaaaaaaaaaaa

  116. koakane June 3, 2010 7:46 am

    99 club #113 bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa good one

    no can listen on radio and watch tv sooooooooooooooo

  117. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:46 am

    no, working today, got to leave soon.

  118. Souljah June 3, 2010 7:48 am

    Watch the wahine online:


  119. koakane June 3, 2010 7:48 am

    settle down, patience look for your pitch and then attack it

  120. al June 3, 2010 7:49 am

    duffer…there is an application for your iphone go to espn1420am.com. you can get the live broadcast there.

  121. sjmacro June 3, 2010 7:51 am

    MLB ump would have called that safe at first 😀

  122. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:52 am

    when you watch Nottlemann you wonder how come we are not crushing the ball, I think the girls just got to inhale, relax, and see ball, hit ball.

  123. al June 3, 2010 7:53 am


    eh, koakane you creating your own words again?

  124. J June 3, 2010 7:53 am

    After two innings of play, Hawai‘i 1, Mizzou 0

    2nd inning for Hawai‘i
    13 Rodriguez, F9
    14 Alex Aguirre, HR (Right Center)
    19 Pu‘u-Warren, 2B (LF)
    24 Tauali‘i, K
    21 Grimes, F1

    2 Simmons, K
    16 Christopher, 6-3
    5 Vock 5-3

  125. koakane June 3, 2010 7:54 am

    oh yes souljah mahalo plenty this works better

    morning al, duffer, jm#, ralph, slugger, jerry, and dj

  126. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:55 am

    Amanda made a no look throw, can’t believe she did that

  127. koakane June 3, 2010 7:57 am

    come on wahines refocus

  128. Souljah June 3, 2010 7:58 am

    2 errors 1 run for Mizzou

  129. Ralph June 3, 2010 7:59 am

    Amanda’s bad throw cost the Wahine a run. Our defense has to help Ricketts by playing smart and good defense.

  130. 99club June 3, 2010 8:00 am

    OK now, let’s get that one back!

  131. koakane June 3, 2010 8:01 am

    ricketts looking good she can do it just need to be ahead on each batter

  132. Slugger June 3, 2010 8:01 am


    The commentators were right. Defensive miscues allowed the run to come in for Mizzou. OK, gals, get on your game.

    GO WAHINE!!!

  133. J June 3, 2010 8:02 am

    After three innings, Hawai‘i 1, Mizzou 1

    3rd inning Hawai‘i
    18 Yoshikawa, F8
    00 Majam, 1B (RF)
    1 Iwata, 6-4-3

    3 Taylor, 1B
    Taylor AOE, 2B
    26 Marston, F7
    8 Hudson, 2B (RF)
    Taylor scores
    30 Fleming, K
    23 Lee, K

  134. expat June 3, 2010 8:02 am

    This is the first game that I have been able to watch any of — and it is amazing how hard the announcers are working to minimize the Wahine’s accomplishments.

    In the same inning that the Wahine hit their 155th home run they talk about how the park now has 200 down the line and they talk about the bats. Okay, the bats. So that must be the reason why the Wahine have hit 155 — 37 homers more than the next team in line. Or why they are at almost half a homer more per game than their closest competition. Somehow the Wahine have an advantage that no one else has. One stat that the NCAA stats site does not have is homers per inning. UH leads in homers per game, but with a fair number of mercy rule games a better stat might be homers per inning or homers per batter appearance. I am sure those stats are there — just not as readily.

    And the distance — the on field talking head actually said that since they moved from 190 to 200 you can’t mishit the ball and get a homer. Say what? Was there really an epidemic of mis-hit homeruns. Of course her point did not make sense as the Wahine field is not 190 down the lines as has been pointed out many times. I can finally feel Kazz’s pain. Sheesh.

  135. 99club June 3, 2010 8:03 am

    I guess Amanda thought she could make the throw like she did with the foul ball. Oh well.

  136. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 8:04 am

    i just called michelle smyth (not smith) to let her know that our fences are 200 down the lines and all the way around with 6′ fences. got the number from yesterday’s blog. don’t call or email her with negative comments about her as she has the power of the national media where our responses would be censored.

  137. koakane June 3, 2010 8:04 am

    go afta this girl she struggling with pitches

    yea pressure pressure pressure

  138. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 8:06 am

    aha! she got my message. 200 all the way around not 190.

  139. 99club June 3, 2010 8:07 am

    Wow, I’m shocked that they corrected themselves RE: the UH fences being 200 ft. vice 190 ft. We must have crashed ESPN’s email server!

  140. koakane June 3, 2010 8:07 am

    announcers seem to be neural so far

    all the comments sent must have made them realize they need to do a better job but it still early bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  141. djmitcho June 3, 2010 8:11 am

    I also posted that message on the chat section on espn3

  142. Slugger June 3, 2010 8:11 am

    Aiyah! Shoulda sent Brynne home.

  143. 99club June 3, 2010 8:12 am

    What lack of communication? The coach held her up while watching the play in front of him.

  144. Ed June 3, 2010 8:13 am

    come on guys, the announcers are talking a lot of the accomplishments of the Wahine, they did their homework. They corrected themselves about the 200 ft. fence. Relax, enjoy the game

  145. koakane June 3, 2010 8:15 am

    au’wryte hang loose attitude eh

  146. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 8:15 am

    ok! woke up just in time to watch.

    Let’s go Hawaii!

  147. koakane June 3, 2010 8:16 am

    get ahead steph keep focused

  148. koakane June 3, 2010 8:17 am

    bear down get this out

  149. Ralph June 3, 2010 8:18 am

    okay, our top of the order up again, third time should be a charm.

  150. koakane June 3, 2010 8:19 am

    yea lets go now, start up something right here

  151. sjmacro June 3, 2010 8:19 am

    Thanks papajoe2: for helping the “neural” networks. 😎

    June 3rd, 2010 at 8:04 am
    i just called michelle smyth (not smith) to let her know that our fences are 200 down the lines and all the way around with 6′ fences. got the number from yesterday’s blog. don’t call or email her with negative comments about her as she has the power of the national media where our responses would be censored.

  152. J June 3, 2010 8:20 am

    After four innings, Hawai‘i 1, Mizzou 1

    Fourth inning for Hawai‘i
    33 Gonzalez, BB
    13 Rodriguez, 4-3
    Gonzalez to 2B, PR 5 Buchanan
    14 Aguirre, K
    19 Pu‘u-Warren, 1B
    Buchanan to 3B
    24 Tauali’i, F2

    17 Poet, 6-3
    2 Simmons, F2
    16 Christopher, BB
    5 Vock, 5-3

  153. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 8:27 am

    All this talk about “hot bats”. Call the game ESPN.

  154. koakane June 3, 2010 8:28 am

    coming down to coaching strategies and chances

    defense wahines defense

  155. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 8:29 am

    Good job, biased ESPN announcers… build the bachi.

    GO WAHINE!!!

  156. Ralph June 3, 2010 8:30 am

    too many popups and routine fly balls, getting under the ball too much. I hope the Wahine aren’t trying too hard to get a lift on the ball, just hit it and see what happens.

  157. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 8:31 am

    BTW- every facebook post that says ESPN, whether you are a friend or not, shows up on the ESPN Network facebook page.

  158. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 8:34 am

    Can the announcers get anymore excited about that HR

  159. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2010 8:34 am

    The announcers sound overjoyed by that Missouri home run!

    They didnt seem so happy bout Hawaii’s run.

  160. koakane June 3, 2010 8:36 am

    kden one at a time, play smart and play hard

  161. J June 3, 2010 8:36 am

    After five, Hawai‘i 1, Mizzou 2

    5th inning for Hawai‘i
    21 Grimes, F8
    18 Yoshikawa, F6
    00 Majam, 1B (infield single to 1st)
    1 Iwata, 1B (single through the infield to RF)
    Majam advances to 2B
    33 Gonzalez, F4

    3 Taylor, HR
    26 Marston, F5
    8 Hudson, F8
    30 Fleming, F6

  162. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 8:38 am

    Let’s go Bows!

  163. Kazz ($250.00) June 3, 2010 8:40 am

    Let’s start crushing it ladies!!!

    I’m following the game via gametracker.

    Can anyone watching tell me the reason for 6 hits and one run?

  164. (Jesse) James June 3, 2010 8:43 am

    Good morning Tsaikos..hope all have a great day!!!

    Good news about the blog….woo hoo

    C’mon Wahine…settle down…play hard, play smart…Just Do It!!!!

  165. koakane June 3, 2010 8:47 am

    kazz one hit was a homer

  166. 99club June 3, 2010 8:47 am

    Darn. Nice catch on that foul ball. Have to hold them now!

  167. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 8:49 am

    Stranded runners, Kazz.

  168. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 8:50 am

    ESPN announcers … ??? Are they going to be biased against Hawaii to the end?
    They give out erroneous information about our homefield and then after saying our bats are legal, go off on a long dissertation about bats…

    Then detailed info about the MO team…
    Every Hawaii compliment is followed by a caveat!


  169. Kazz ($250.00) June 3, 2010 8:51 am


    I know. What happened to the rest? 😯

  170. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 8:51 am

    ok. hiho

  171. Matt June 3, 2010 8:56 am

    Alright Wahine. Crunch time. We need to score here to stay alive.

  172. J June 3, 2010 8:56 am

    After six innings of play, Hawai‘i 1, Mizzou 2

    6th inning for Hawai‘i
    13 Rodriguez, 1B (single up the middle)
    PR 11 Pagdilao
    14 Aguirre, K
    19 Pu‘u-Warren, 1B on FC
    Pagdilao out at 2B
    24 Tauali’i, F7

    7 Ortega, F7
    17 Poet, K
    2 Simmons, 1B (single through to right)
    21 Schweisberger (PH), 1B (single through to left)
    Simmons advances to second
    22 Muller (PH), F9

  173. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 8:59 am

    From Keahi’s sister:

    “An update on Barbie for all who are wondering: Barbie got through her first chemo session and had the Absoulute Best result situation possible!!! Thank you so much for everyone help and conntinued prayers they are so grately appreciated!”

    God Bless!

  174. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 9:01 am

    Yeah ho

  175. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 9:01 am

    HR 3-2 Hawaii

  176. koakane June 3, 2010 9:02 am

    deeeep hr babe

  177. Matt June 3, 2010 9:02 am

    2 run HR Yoshikawa!!!

  178. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 9:02 am

    HR Yoshikawa

  179. 99club June 3, 2010 9:02 am

    Let’s see now, that was 38-0 when leading after 5? I heard that somewhere… 🙂

    Let’s get more, ladies!

  180. koakane June 3, 2010 9:02 am

    settle down now still got to play and end the game

  181. Matt June 3, 2010 9:02 am

    Come on Wahine. Keep up the pressure.

  182. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:02 am

    Whoa… what a time for another homer…!

  183. Blue Powder June 3, 2010 9:03 am

    These ladies are just plain awesome. No matter what happens.

  184. sjmacro June 3, 2010 9:03 am

    MY Goodness Wahine ❗ ❗

  185. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2010 9:03 am

    As Kazz would say…

    DEY YOU GO!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  186. koakane June 3, 2010 9:04 am

    lets get some insurance right here

  187. (Jesse) James June 3, 2010 9:04 am

    C’mon Wahine…play smart, play hard….JUST DO IT!!!

  188. jm2375 (21) June 3, 2010 9:04 am

    OMG!! i”m sitting in my car and screaming!! Traciiiiii!!

  189. d1島 June 3, 2010 9:05 am

    Listening to 1420AM….no doubt about their bias! 😆

  190. Matt June 3, 2010 9:05 am

    Come on Wahine. Come on Steph. 3 outs for the win.

  191. koakane June 3, 2010 9:06 am

    ok now balls to the walls

    lock it down, no let up, d up now

  192. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 9:06 am

    ST, need to change the header. 🙂

  193. d1島 June 3, 2010 9:07 am

    Come on Wahine!


  194. Slugger June 3, 2010 9:07 am

    Come on, WAHINE!!!

    I just found my pictures from the 2008 game at ASU. Got a pic of Traci.

    GO WAHINE!!!!

  195. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 9:08 am

    OK… what happened? Had a conference w/my boss and missed it.

  196. Ronnie June 3, 2010 9:08 am

    It was really hard not to SCREAM when Traci hit that HR!!!!!

  197. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 9:09 am

    Yikes! OK. I better stay away…
    Watch the highlights later…


  198. Ronnie June 3, 2010 9:09 am

    So much for “newbie nerves”

  199. Matt June 3, 2010 9:09 am

    1 out.

  200. chicorex June 3, 2010 9:09 am

    1 out. Two more !!

  201. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:09 am

    Mizzou… top of their line up… squeeze okole time…. C’mon Wahine!!

  202. d1島 June 3, 2010 9:09 am

    That’s one!

  203. chicorex June 3, 2010 9:09 am

    2 outs.

  204. Matt June 3, 2010 9:09 am

    2 outs on a diving catch by AA.

  205. 99club June 3, 2010 9:10 am

    Yeeehaww! What a catch!!!

  206. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 9:10 am

    Spectacular catch by LF Aguirre

  207. d1島 June 3, 2010 9:10 am


  208. Old Diver June 3, 2010 9:10 am

    Hope this ends quickly, need to get back to work.

  209. koakane June 3, 2010 9:10 am

    yea yea yea

    wow what a catch

  210. Matt June 3, 2010 9:11 am

    1-2 count

  211. Old Diver June 3, 2010 9:11 am

    Gotta believe everyone in Hawaii is now standing.

  212. Matt June 3, 2010 9:11 am

    2-2 count.

  213. 99club June 3, 2010 9:11 am


  214. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 9:11 am

    does anybody remember the bat speed of Kelly Majam? I’m pretty sure it was over 90 mph.

  215. sjmacro June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    Way to go Wahine ❗ ❗ Keep it Going..

  216. chicorex June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    Hawaii Wins !!!!!!

  217. d1島 June 3, 2010 9:12 am


  218. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    Hawaii WINS 3-2

  219. Matt June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    pop up. it’s over!!!

  220. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    we win again. YEAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!

  221. J June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    Final score: Hawai‘i 3, Mizzou 2
    Rainbows Win!

    7th inning for Hawai‘i
    21 Grimes, 1B (to center)
    PR 8 Padaguan
    18 Yoshikawa, HR (Right center)
    00 Majam, F7
    1 Iwata, L8
    33 Gonzalez, L5

    3 Taylor, F6
    26 Marston, F7
    8 Hudson, F5

  222. Jay June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    @Old diver

    My hair is standing!

  223. 99club June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    Wahine win! Great game!

    Back to work….(:

  224. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 9:13 am


    thought it was in the 70 range

  225. koakane June 3, 2010 9:13 am

    whew that was a good game

    congrats to the wahines yheaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa babe

  226. Jay June 3, 2010 9:13 am

    Congrats Wahine!

  227. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:13 am

    Whootah.. Wahine WIN!!! Mizzou down to one life.. Wahine preserve theirs and go on to play in the winner’s bracket… gotta love it… !! Congrats Na Wahine!! No ka oi!

  228. labrat June 3, 2010 9:13 am

    ST change the title please.

    Great job Ricketts.

  229. labrat June 3, 2010 9:13 am

    ST change the title please.

    Great job Ricketts.

  230. Slugger June 3, 2010 9:13 am

    Mahalo Ke Akua!

    LANAKILA!!! Ho’omaika’i to Na Wahine!!!

    WooHoo!!! GO WAHINE!!!!

  231. sjmacro June 3, 2010 9:14 am

    Loud in this apt and churning/churned stomachs—:D

  232. Old Diver June 3, 2010 9:14 am


    Next game, shaving head.

  233. Blue Powder June 3, 2010 9:14 am

    Nice hard fought win for the Wahine. Great job. Way to go ladies!

  234. labrat June 3, 2010 9:14 am

    Hawaii ball baby.

  235. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 9:14 am

    Auryte WAHINE!!!!


    What’s my running tab now?

  236. Old Diver June 3, 2010 9:15 am

    Listening to the radio, how did the ESPN announcers handle this?

  237. Ronnie June 3, 2010 9:15 am

    YEE HAW!!!!!

    Hmmm… weren’t they saying before the game that no one had hit a home run against the Nottlemann in the Regionals and Super Regionals?

    Oh well, bummer!

  238. BleedGreen808 June 3, 2010 9:16 am

    Ok, postgame commentators are now saying the pitcher was in trouble most game. Different perspective from the game announcers.

  239. Matt June 3, 2010 9:16 am

    Stephanie Ricketts pitched a very good game.

  240. Stan Manley June 3, 2010 9:16 am

    Congrats Rainbow Wahines.

    It seems when I listen to the games, the other team scores but when I step away, the Wahines score. Soooo, I will not listen or watch the game until it is over.

  241. sjmacro June 3, 2010 9:17 am

    ESPN give credit for the Wahine being in the weight room and not the big bats. and BTW wahine must hit HRs too fast for you to count- you are 2 behind living in the past .. 🙂 😎

  242. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 3, 2010 9:17 am


  243. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2010 9:17 am


    Kepp it coming Wahine! Way to go!!!

  244. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 9:20 am

    Are Yoshikawa and J-Rod in some kind of competition with each other??? 😆 CLUTCH!!!!!!!!

    I’m not going to survive this World Series….

    I hope to still be alive for the blog karaoke bash this Saturday.


  245. labrat June 3, 2010 9:20 am

    Traci knows when to do it. There is no bottom in this order.

  246. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 9:21 am

    Thanks for the updates. Taking off for Friday’s game!!!

  247. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 9:23 am


  248. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 9:24 am

    labrat- No weak links on this team. They are UNITED. U-N-I-T-E-D.


  249. Matt June 3, 2010 9:24 am

    Bud Selig rules that he will not reverse the blown call last night that cost Galarraga a perfect game.

  250. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:26 am

    Ahhh… the linguistic irony of it all…

    Down 2-1 in the top of the 7th, Traci Yoshikawa has a ‘senior moment’ she will never forget.

  251. Matt June 3, 2010 9:27 am

    Wahine next game is tomorrow at 1 pm Hawaii time.

  252. d1島 June 3, 2010 9:27 am


    Play winner of Game 2 tomorrow at 1pm Hawaii time.

    Win that and rest until Sunday! That would be HUGE!

  253. haka June 3, 2010 9:27 am

    The seniors come through!
    Alrighty then!
    Way to go Bows!
    Making memories Bulla, Making memories!

  254. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 9:27 am

    I’ve had 5 different clients tell me that we pulled it out at the bottom of the order. 😎

  255. koakane June 3, 2010 9:29 am

    eh kazz wahines pulled it out top of seven with bottom of order up

  256. Watch Godgifu June 3, 2010 9:30 am

    Those girls are giving me heart problems! But I like the final results.


  257. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:30 am

    Runner on 1st.. 2 outs… …last inning…last opportunity… deja vue

  258. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 9:30 am

    That’s the REAL Stephanie Ricketts.


    $270.00 my friends!!!

  259. Ralph June 3, 2010 9:31 am

    Kazz you got to survive to pay your tab, otherwise Whitey and Duffer will be left alone in the tub

  260. labrat June 3, 2010 9:32 am

    The biggest play of the game was when Ricketts got the leadoff out in the 7th. Whew…..

  261. Watch Godgifu June 3, 2010 9:32 am

    KAZZ – I’m going to the Mainland on Friday otherwise I would buy you a drink on Saturday – I am assuming you may be out of $$$ on that date!

    But you put your money where your mouth is and deserve at least a drink!

  262. A-House June 3, 2010 9:33 am

    Hip hooray, hip hip at last, hip hip hooray, da Warrior Beat will last and last and last and last!!! – much happy day with the Na Wahine winning their first ever CSWS game!!!

    What more can one ask on this our special day!!!

  263. Ralph June 3, 2010 9:34 am

    Stan Manley you got to believe in the Na Wahine, its not you, watch and listen in real time and enjoy the ride with the Na Wahine softball team.

  264. koakane June 3, 2010 9:36 am

    well tasiko country no use wishing everyone a good day cause it is already.

    be good to your work mates and enjoy the win and the day.


  265. mctruck June 3, 2010 9:36 am

    Coach Coolen needs some lip balm…or is he allergic to lip balm? Everytime he appears on tv I feel his pain…ouch!!!

  266. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:36 am

    This team only has 4 seniors. Granted they are key players in those with Grimes, Pu`u Warren, Tauali`i, and Yoshikawa… but that also means we have a young team that could be back at the World Series next season with 20 veteran World Series players… Whoa!

  267. kaimiloa June 3, 2010 9:36 am

    If its our bats then why haven’t we been doing the same thing for the past couple of years? We’re using the same exact bats.

  268. koakane June 3, 2010 9:38 am

    e kala mai happy to hear about steve, the blog and the HSA making the right choice to keep it going

    on the other side best wishes and good luck to those not being retained. may good thing happen to you.

  269. Slugger June 3, 2010 9:39 am

    Happy birthday, JoJe!

    What a birthday present. I’m going to have to watch this next game to see what the opposition is like.


    GO WAHINE!!!

  270. Ralph June 3, 2010 9:39 am

    Kaimiloa is right, same bats for 5 years.

  271. Garret June 3, 2010 9:40 am

    It looks like the Pac-10 is going to try to steal half of the Big 12!

    The Big 12 meetings are reaching their climax Thursday and Friday in Kansas City with the presidents and chancellors from the league coming together to discuss pressing issues, including sites for championships. (Look for the Big 12 title game in football to stay at Cowboys Stadium for the next three years.)

    But when it comes to possible realignment, the Big 12 meetings may be premature.


    Because it appears the Pac-10, which has its meetings in San Francisco starting this weekend, is prepared to make a bold move and invite Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado to join its league, according to multiple sources close to the situation.

    Left out would be Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska and Missouri.

  272. Garret June 3, 2010 9:40 am

    The six teams from the Big 12 would be in an eight-team division with Arizona and Arizona State. The other eight-team division would consist of USC, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.

    The thought is the Big 16 (or whatever they decide for the name) would start its own television network that could command premium subscriber dollars from cable providers on par with the Big Ten Network and pay out upwards of $20 million to each of the 16 schools in TV revenue.

  273. Garret June 3, 2010 9:41 am

    It looks like they already lined up the TV money!

    An invitation from the Pac-10 will be hard for the six Big 12 schools being targeted not to consider. Why? Because Fox Cable Networks (a division of News Corporation), which serves as the chief operating partner of the successful Big Ten Network, appears ready to make the Big 16 Network happen.

    Fox is the chief television partner of the Pac-10 currently, and its subsidiary Fox Sports Net currently holds the rights to the Big 12 cable package, which comes up for bid in the spring of 2011. The Pac-10 also has television deals with Fox up for re-bid at the same time.

  274. Garret June 3, 2010 9:42 am

    So, Fox owns the TV rights for both the Pac-10 and Big 12…and both TV deals expire at the same time.

  275. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:42 am


    Forget what these announcers say about the bats, they conveniently forget that every team out there has access to the same bats…many have access to the most expensive, top of the line gear… so why are our Wahine swinging them better than anyone else, eh?

  276. Ralph June 3, 2010 9:42 am

    ESPN spent an inordinate amount of time dissing composite bats and in the same breath mentioned UH home run totals and coach Candera sp? of Arizona questioning the use of “hot bats” that are doctored by “shaving” or altering the bat weight.

  277. protector June 3, 2010 9:43 am

    The Wahine may not get love / props by the announcers, but at the ESPN sports desk, at least, it seems to be a different story. Didn’t get her name (think it’s Sherry / Sheri?), but she has been very complimentary. She strongly stated Hawaii is not just a home-run hitting team, but a team that hits the ball hard, plays good defense and puts pressure on opponents & has solid pitching. I LIKE her!

  278. labrat June 3, 2010 9:44 am


  279. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:46 am

    I’m sorry ESPN.. but didn’t Hawaii also get MORE hits than Mizzou today?

  280. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 9:47 am


    That is true. I need to survive to pay the Wahine!!!

    So far, this post season, due to the time of the games, I have had to rely on gametracker or UH live stats and WAC softball Twitter.

  281. labrat June 3, 2010 9:47 am

    Go to UH website and look at the pics of the wahine. They do not have skinny arms. You can tell they are putting in the work to get the power. Still you have to get the bat on the ball to hit it.

  282. Slugger June 3, 2010 9:48 am

    Illegal pitches being called on the Florida pitcher.

  283. J June 3, 2010 9:50 am


    Add one codicil to your will…just in case.

  284. Garret June 3, 2010 9:52 am

    If that rumored deal happens, that will end all of the speculation for UH going to the Pac-10.

    The MWC might go to 12 with some of the Big 12 leftovers, or the Big 12 might try a huge raid of the MWC. Either way, one of those conferences might be destroyed and there may be some interesting teams left over (SDSU/UNLV/etc.) for the WAC.

  285. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 9:52 am

    The runners left on base and undercutting hits has been nothing new to this team. WHAT has been slightly different as the season moves along is the time of the hits. VERY CLUTCH.

    Believe it folks. When Coolen uses in game adjustments over scouting reports, it’s true.

  286. nowayjose June 3, 2010 9:54 am


    June 3rd, 2010 at 8:11 am
    Aiyah! Shoulda sent Brynne home.

    Coolen made the right call in holding the runner. What with the score tied and an overdue Tauali’i at the plate you don’t send the runner from third when the second basemen has the ball.

    She would have been dead out.

    Don’t get caught up with the announcers judgment, they don’t know everything.

  287. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 9:55 am

    protector- yes. Sheri finally gave UH good props in the summary. I have been spouting off on FB and caught that and thanked her.

    Before that, I commented:

    She just called us “Surprising Cinderella Hawaii”.

    Just give credit where credit has been earned! Only people who have no STATS or Super Regional Game history should be surprised now.

    All we want is a LEVEL announcing field…

  288. al June 3, 2010 9:56 am

    happy birthday to lil faith.
    happy birthda to joje. (teenager now eh?)

  289. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 9:56 am

    Looks like the UMPS are getting into the nethermost parts of the rulebook.

    Softball is turning into GOLF.

    Announcers are calling the second game “bizarre”.

    OK then!

  290. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 9:57 am


  291. chawan_cut June 3, 2010 9:58 am

    congrats wahine! congrats to ST and the WB!

  292. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 10:06 am


    what’s your email addy?

  293. losthawaiian June 3, 2010 10:06 am

    That was a clutch HR by Yoshikawa. You have to give a lot of props to Grimes to get on base before with a pitchers count hit. It seems to me that that hit shook up the Mo. pitcher as it was a very good pitch in a good location. Little things make big things possible!

  294. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 10:08 am

    I haven’t really had the chance to speak about the blog and Stephen Tsai being on staff with the upcoming Star-Advertiser this morning for obvious reasons.

    As readers of this blog, it goes without saying all that we’ve been able to do as a group of UH supporters to benefit the student athletes, but we would have never existed under this banner known as the Warrior Beat Blog.

    Old friends reunited and new friendships made… All through this blog.

    The way Stephen has interacted and communicated with the blog readers over the years has made it a beacon for UH fans to unite and meet in person to enjoy the infamous “FIVE F’s”.

    I won’t say anymore. This blog will continue and it will be business as usual.

  295. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 10:09 am


    ukazzh (at) gmail (dot) com

  296. (Jesse) James June 3, 2010 10:11 am

    Happy Birtthday JoJe…..

    Congrats on the excellent win Wahine…just keep doing it!!!!

  297. J June 3, 2010 10:19 am

    Still don’t get a ruling based on an amendment made in August 2002 to be retroactively applied to an event that happened in May 2002. Different time machine.

    Ok, back to happy thoughts…and watching my speed again as I head out to lunch. I think it’s a good time to hit a buffet in San Diego.

  298. Ralph June 3, 2010 10:19 am

    Sheri Kempf is the ESPN announcer, former Olympian from Western Missouri college. I hope i got the college right.

  299. al June 3, 2010 10:20 am

    from a few days back…

    looking ahead…

    first of all, kaia parnaby was the real most valuable player in the super regionals. she may not have registered the wins, but, she came through when she was called upon. this true freshman may have given up some runs both games, but, she kept us in it for the most part when our “ace” was under the weather and really needed the rest. we would not have gotten to the dance without her.

    now comes the csws. parnaby is no longer a rookie. great. ricketts got some well deserved rest. this righty-lefty two women staff will again play a big part in our success.

    the top of the lineup will continue its success, i have no doubt about it.

    the key to the csws will be our 5-6-7 batters. aguirre, pu’u-warren, and tauali’i must contribute at the plate for us to succeed.

    the secondary key will be defense. we must play error free ball. no second opportunities for our opponents.

    finally, the team must not be overcome with just being there at the csws. they must continue to practice, lift weights, and do all the little things it took for them to get there in the first place. they must not be starstruck with the csws aura that suurounds them.

    they gotta believe that not only do they belong there, but rather, that they can win this thing.

    …nuff said.

    a well rested and healthy ricketts pitched with grit and toughness. one unearned run and a homerun off of a pitch out of the strike zone.

    aguirre delivered.

    we make one error which results in an unearned run. fortunately ricketts was on it and yoshi (the most improved batter in the postseason) clutched up.

    and this team believes!

  300. Ralph June 3, 2010 10:22 am

    Florida’s pitcher has a problem with the “crow hop” pitch, she was called for illegal pitches in the SEC tournament and it was mentioned that she had at least 20 illegal pitches called on her for the season. So umps are aware of her tendencies in the SEC, now the world series umps are seeing it.

  301. (Jesse) James June 3, 2010 10:30 am


    Since we are all ecstatic about the Wahine win and the good news about the WB being continued…it is time….



    Date: Saturday, August 7th, 2010

    Place: Bay View, Kaneohe (Kaneohe Bay Drive across from Castle High School)

    Time: 4:00 p.m. Pupus/drinks/meet and greet
    6:00 p.m. Buffet dinner/music/program
    10:00 p.m. Start closing down

    Menu (all you can eat):

    – White Rice
    – Toss Green Salad
    – Macaroni Salad
    – Fried Noodles
    – Kalbi Short Ribs
    – Salmon w/Teri-Miso Sauce
    – Boneless Fried Chicken
    – Sheet cakes
    – Coffee
    – Fruit Punch
    – Water
    – Tsaiko made pupus/desserts

    *Fountain Sodas and Alcohol (cash and carry)

    Price: $29.00 per person (includes tax and tip)

    More details to follow about RSVP, payments, and other information…from what I hear there may be prizes and stuff like the last anniversary blog bash we held but please stay tuned. Just wanted to let people know ahead of time so that they can plan accordingly….So save the date.

    Your Blog Bash Committee

  302. Slugger June 3, 2010 10:30 am


    Plz check out the pictures on my FB page. Can you help identify the players? Mahalo!


    Who’s the Hawaiian lady with the long hair we see at the softball games? She’s been shown on TV at these away games. I sat next to her in 2008 & have a picture of her.

  303. Bigislandkurt June 3, 2010 10:31 am

    Wow. That is a lot of folks being laid off from the Advertiser. Why is it that I felt that the “new” paper was going to be a combination of two papers? Stupid me.

    I realize now that the new paper is pretty much the Star Bulletin….with a few HA workers. I went through several huge layoffs in my lifetime….including the massive closure of the sugar plantation that defined the space that we came from. These places have never truly recovered. The real life human stories that come with these layoffs are truly heartbreaking at times. My best go out to all you guys in this position now. Always remember that the darkest part of the night is right before dawn. Shoooots den. Good luck.


  304. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 10:32 am

    Wow… 303 posts and it’s still not even 11 am.. and not even football season.. heehaw!!!

  305. troll June 3, 2010 10:35 am

    the drums are beating louder, I hear it
    great win, the sun is shining, the wind is in their sails
    this is getting good

  306. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 10:41 am


    ” UH men’s volleyball team gets back it 2002 NCAA title. It was stripped of the title because it was deemed that Costas Theocharidis, although not financially compensated, played alongside professionals before starting his UH career. But UH, the MPSF and NCAA cleared Theocharidis to play. For four years. A year after his collegiate career ended, it was decided, no, he should have been ruled ineligible. Sorry, we have to go with the first ruling, when he was called safe. Title is back, flag returns to the rafters.”

  307. al June 3, 2010 10:42 am

    rumphy…i don’t see it as a “crow hop” in the true sense of the term. if it were she would take a hop off the rubber and replant her back foot in front of the rubber.

    her forward momemtum is carrying her forward by her lead foot. i think softball needs to revisit that interprepation of the rule.

  308. al June 3, 2010 10:44 am

    j/j…why not just collect another dollar so we can “take care” of our esteemed guest and spouse? i will.

  309. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 10:44 am

    #310 – BLOG BASH is the PERFECT time for LURKERS and CASUAL POSTERS to SHOW UP and HAVE FUN!!!

    Woo Hoo!

  310. al June 3, 2010 10:46 am

    so the umpires in the fla/ucla game have taken it away from the pitchers. poor girls. they are mentally taken out of the game now.

  311. Slugger June 3, 2010 10:49 am

    One of BIG ‘F’s for the Tsaikos! FUUD! It’s a party!

    Put it on your calendars. August 7th!

    Oh, and if you have not joined Na Koa for this season, please do. You should bring your current Na Koa membership card to the Blog Bash. You just might win something. 🙂


  312. A-House June 3, 2010 10:52 am

    tho’ the Na Wahine are new to the CSWS and awed by the impressive facilities at big name schools including what exists in Oklahoma City, their experience facing Lawrie and Dunne, the 2 most dominant pitchers in 2010, may be the “extra” umph needed to win it all.

    has any other team faced both pitchers? play the best to be the best!!!

  313. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 10:53 am

    Kazz, you got mail.

  314. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 10:56 am


    Hang on a bit. I’ll email you some information as soon as I get off the phone with Koa Anuenue.

  315. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 10:59 am

    Tomorrow is a busy day with the Wahine a 1pm and the BaseBows at 2… how to follow both, eh?

  316. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 11:00 am

    Oops I stand corrected.. Basebows are 2pm PT.. or 11 here.. so two hours ahead of the Wahine…

  317. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 11:00 am

    #87 duffer, you may be right about the bat speed of Kelly. does anybody know the bat speed of Kelly Majam?
    #266 MIH, i’m pretty sure there may be more wahine that are seniors. not much playing time but very vital to the team. back up catcher may be one of them. could be others.

  318. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 11:02 am


    I was looking at the roster when I posted those four seniors… there are 24 on the roster… only 4 are seniors… dunno if there are others that didn’t make the list.

  319. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 11:04 am

    watching UCLA play softball, wasn’t it them who used a pitcher who enrolled in school, pitched the team to a national title, then left school without attending a class? could be another sport but i think it was softball. anybody??

  320. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 11:04 am

    Ooops… Papajoe2,

    I double checked and you are right.. the back up catcher … Tasha Pagdilao is also a senior..

    That’s 5 …. still a young team..

    Going to need a catcher next season…

  321. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 11:06 am


    There is a bat speed meter thing they attach to the top of the bat to measure the swing.

    Kelly Majam was clocked in at a little more than 70mph.

  322. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 11:06 am

    #318 MIH, sounds good to me. wished all was returning.

  323. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 11:07 am


    “We work a lot on bat speed,” Coolen said. “So that’s why you have Kelly Majam, who swings the bat over 70 miles an hour, can hit the ball as far as she can hit the ball with a 5-foot-3 frame because she just has so much bat speed. Her hands go to the ball.”

  324. (Jesse) James June 3, 2010 11:07 am

    al…#308…Ok…That would make it easier to calculate the tab too…..LOL

  325. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 11:08 am


    And wouldn’t you know it.. her name was Tanya Harding… LOL


  326. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 11:08 am

    About two months ago I posted an article about our left handed catcher coming in next season who will be a freshman.

    We got Jocelyn Enrique from Kauai on the team now as a RS freshman.

    I don’t wanna get into who’s coming in. Who we got now is making headlines… 😎

  327. duffer (iPhone) June 3, 2010 11:09 am

    Hey papajoe2,

    Kelly would make a good right handed golfer! 🙂

  328. d1島 June 3, 2010 11:11 am

    9 runs off 8 hits thru 3 innings….must be some dingers in Game 2.

    Anybody know?

  329. sports for fun June 3, 2010 11:11 am

    Story on Ricketts from an Oklahoma newspaper…in case you missed it.

  330. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 11:13 am


    E-mail with info sent.

  331. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 11:13 am

    awww, RIP Charley Wedemeyer. Aloha ‘Oe

  332. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 11:13 am

    Condolences and prayers for the Wedemeyer family.

  333. Old Diver June 3, 2010 11:15 am


    I could be confused, but wasn’t it the UCLA coach who threw their trophy into the rubbish can? I thought it was softball. Oh well getting old, memory is failing.

  334. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 11:18 am

    #327 duffer, i’m a right handed golfer. she probably would whip my okole in golf even if she played right handed. wait a minute………. maybe i should try left handed.

  335. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 11:19 am

    Ah what the heck!

    Interesting to see what the second base situation will look like next season.

    Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu looks like the one to replace Amanda Taualii there. Makani can hit too. Hope people didn’t forget she earned herself a few weekly WAC accolades last season. Makani will be a junior so she’s experiencing the same waiting game Taualii had to play before 2009.

    For the girls ALREADY on the roster, Dara Pagaduan and Tara Aguiano look to compete for that at this time. Dara has played there in 2009, but towards the end of that season she slumped at the plate and never recovered earlier this season. Aguiano is new this year so not much to “scout” off of her.

    This is taking into account I don’t know much about the five new girls Coolen signed for 2011. I do know they are mostly infielders and one gal can pitch also.

  336. ai-eee-soos June 3, 2010 11:21 am

    # 319 & #325

    Yeah, that Aussie –

    Didn’t she beat the Wahines in consecutive games to knock Hawaii out of the playoffs? (hard for me to remember all the details).

    Ferd would probably know – I think he wrote a column about it (seems so long ago).

    Anybody remember?

  337. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 11:21 am


    That was the prior UCLA coach to the one they have now. Current Bruins coach is a local girl.

    But yes, that was PAC 10 arrogance at it’s finest. 🙄

  338. d1島 June 3, 2010 11:26 am

    Condolences to the Wedemeyer Ohana

  339. Ralph June 3, 2010 11:27 am

    IIRC Majam’s bat speed was clocked at 74.

  340. d1島 June 3, 2010 11:28 am


    Is she really? I was reading her bio on the UCLA site and didn’t see any reference prior to her college days.

  341. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 11:29 am

    #325 MIH yes, i knew there was something fishy about UCLA. if you guys are wondering what i’m talking about, click on MIH’s 325. i think UCLA beat Hawaii on their way to the national title. thanks, MIH. according to Tanya and UCLA they knew that she was there just to pitch and she was leaving right after the finals. legal but unethical. Gomer said shame, shame, shame. i just wanted to remind the world about it now that we may be playing them. REEEEEVENGE! said the Missing Link.

  342. Ralph June 3, 2010 11:31 am

    Al NCAA mandated that umps start calling illegal pitches, “crow hopping”, and Brombacher was singled out during the SEC tournament as someone who was called for an illegal pitch often during the regular season. IIRC she was also called for illegal pitches in the last world series. Brombacher was called twice in a game I watched in the SEC tournament. So for the Florida coach to say that why change now is misleading.

  343. A-House June 3, 2010 11:32 am

    Deepest sympathy to the Wedemeyer family for their loss.

  344. Slugger June 3, 2010 11:33 am

    Condolences to the Wedemeyer ohana. I remember when Charlie was making headlines. It was a blessing that he could be with his family that long.

  345. A-House June 3, 2010 11:35 am

    Was this the same time UH had Brooke Wilkins pitching for them and she faced off with the other Aussie?

    Its been a while.

  346. al June 3, 2010 11:36 am

    aloha charlie wedemeyer!

    great memories of charlie running circles around would be tacklers at the old honolulu stadium.

    God bless your family.

  347. A-House June 3, 2010 11:37 am


    UCLA player NEVER took any final exams and that’s how the NCAA found out about her and took back the championship.

  348. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 11:40 am

    its the 4th inning of the second game and the ESPN announcers are still talking about the bats and all the home runs this year. if i remember, only Hawaii beat the record. boy, did they beat the record. next team in HRs may be Georgia Tech? not too sure, but i think they have something like 118. i wanted to know about Kelly’s bat speed just in case Michele returns my call to her earlier. how high is the fence protecting the tennis courts? 30ft? is it only in left field or left center, or also in center? i know Kelly hit several into the courts. others did it to, but Kelly is lefthanded.

  349. Ralph June 3, 2010 11:43 am

    when two Florida pitchers are called for “crow hopping” that’s a pitching coach problem.

  350. Ralph June 3, 2010 11:47 am

    Brooke Wilkins vs Tanya Harding, the Aussies were good. IIRC Harding was at UCLA for one semester, Spring, to play softball and left without taking her exams or finishing any of her courses.

  351. LizKauai m/ June 3, 2010 11:57 am

    Hmmm. player just got a beam. Why didn’t they make her stay at the plate? She did not try to get out of the way enough!

  352. koakane June 3, 2010 12:01 pm

    koakane: June 3rd, 2010 at 11:32 am

    wtf announcers got to get with the times. don’t downplay the long ball, diss the bats or the players etc. give it up and just announce the plays

    koakane: June 3rd, 2010 at 11:36 am

    every sports go thru changes in player, equipment, rules, strategies and the teams that adjust keep winning and moves on. that is why they are always in the hunt. 😈

    sorry put on wrong post

  353. koakane June 3, 2010 12:03 pm

    and this if for jm# take me take me take me 😀

  354. d1島 June 3, 2010 12:04 pm

    Not following the game closely, but it seems that UCLA is very “economical” with 7 runs on 5 hits and 1 FL error thru 5 innings….

  355. Kazz ($230.00) June 3, 2010 12:05 pm

    40-45 feet tall

  356. A-House June 3, 2010 12:05 pm


    I may be older, but some facts still in the cranium and one of them is the debacle with Tanya, her sorid softball history ( as you pointed out only 1 semester ), and Brooke pitching for UH.

    Wonder if Brooke and Tanya ever “hooked up” again down under?

  357. A-House June 3, 2010 12:06 pm


    You are correct – let’s live the moment and we can watch the “new comers” next year and it was a solid recruiting class for Coach Coolen!

  358. koakane June 3, 2010 12:07 pm

    crap they make ucla home runs sounds something so special give me a break

  359. expat June 3, 2010 12:07 pm

    Arggh. I had to run to a lunch meeting so set the Tivo. When I got back though I discovered that it quit recording at the top of the hour right before the 7th inning started.

  360. A-House June 3, 2010 12:09 pm


    what’s up with your #354 post?

    if you need to go some place drive your own car!!

    har de har har!!!

  361. A-House June 3, 2010 12:10 pm


    the biasness of the ESPN announcers will keep going even after Hawaii wins the national championship!!

    some thing never change on the mainland – buy us dis, buy us dat!!!

  362. Ralph June 3, 2010 12:10 pm

    Both Tanya and Brooke pitched for the Australian Olympic National Team. Tanya was the number one, Brooke shared number 2 with another pitcher.

  363. Slugger June 3, 2010 12:13 pm

    #349, papajoe2,

    It’s too bad UH doesn’t have some shots of the softball stadium on its site. Yes, it needs work, but it would answer some questions for the commentators and, now, fans (& prospects) who are checking UH out. They could have a shot of the 200 ft. sign on the fence, the tennis court screens off the leftfield side, and the bleachers. Hope they get the bathrooms & locker rooms completed for the players soon.

    It would be nice to have pictures of both the Aloha Stadium & the Les on the Athletics site, too. Not just the limited diagrams.

  364. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 12:15 pm


    More like Florida is being overly generous. I think those two calls against the pitcher has the team rattled.

  365. koakane June 3, 2010 12:17 pm

    in all the euphoria need to give my condolences to the Wedemyer family on the passing of Charlie. remember watching him and the puns on turkey day game at old honolulu stadium. they had an outstanding senior year.

    think his back field mates was clint auboa (?) and buzzy joau (?) with some humongous front linemen. Al would know

  366. Slugger June 3, 2010 12:20 pm

    FL is going to mercy-ruled.

  367. koakane June 3, 2010 12:20 pm

    A house just saying if her hubby no like go on their trip I can and if no can I still can bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 😆

  368. Slugger June 3, 2010 12:21 pm

    …going to = going to be…

  369. jm2375 June 3, 2010 12:22 pm

    Tomorrow 1pm. Be there.

    Condolences to the Wedemeyer ohana.

    kk – #354 – huh? I was sitting in my car in the parking garage at Queens POB II. Trying to listen to the end of the game before heading into keed’s dr. appt. Got called in before the last out. drats. At least I got it on the dvr.

  370. Matt June 3, 2010 12:23 pm

    Condolences to the Wedemeyer ohana.

    #5 seed UCLA is about to mercy rule #4 seed Florida. UCLA now leading 16-3 top of the 6th. Looks like the Wahine will be playing the Bruins tomorrow.

  371. A-House June 3, 2010 12:35 pm


    If UH #16 played #9 Missouri, why is #5 UCLA playing #4 Florida?

    I thought the “seeding” was top plays bottom, etc OR, because Hawaii dumped Alabama, Hawaii replaces Alabama as the #1 seed spot. How rude if this is the case – people anticipating Na Wahine to lose!

    Some movie or TV show said, “up yours!”

  372. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 12:35 pm

    16-3 in the 6th. Where is the mercy rule? Did I miss something?

  373. A-House June 3, 2010 12:36 pm


    #368 – U crack me up!!

  374. niho mano June 3, 2010 12:37 pm

    to the wahine softball team: keep your souls on fire; and keep having fun at the womens world series softball tournament…you are doing what you love to do and that is playing softball…we the fans love the home runs!!!but once in awhile a single or double will surfice just to make it more interesting…congrats on your winning missouri.

  375. ct June 3, 2010 12:38 pm

    Congratulations Wahine!!! Congrats Traci & AA

    AA unreal clutch HR and outstanding grab …

    Traci had some tough at bats making the pitchers work and IMHO … she had some pretty good swings as well … so it was just a matter of time … as she was outstanding on the defensive side. I said it before and I’l say it again. They all want to be there … for their team .. what clutch hitting … awesome …

    Couldn’t watch the game … so thank you Tsaikos for the comments so we could follow along

    Shoots … gotta get back to work

  376. labrat June 3, 2010 12:46 pm

    I hope Jenna is okay. She took a mean shot to the face.

  377. Ralph June 3, 2010 12:46 pm

    A house the brackets were set up from the get go, regional, super regional and world series were set when the teams were seeded. If everything played out as seeded, #1 would be playing #8, #2 vs #7, #3 vs #6, and #4 vs #5. #1 Alabama loss to UH, so UH continues in the bracket to face #8 Missouri. #2 Michigan loss, Tennessee advanced, #7 Texas loss, Arizona advanced-now #15 Tenn vs #10 Arizona in lower right bracket. #3 Washington and #6 Georgia made it thru as seeded.

  378. NCAA June 3, 2010 12:46 pm

    Mr. A-House:

    The seedings you see are based on how the teams were seeded in the regionals. As you can see, there are no #1 and #2 seed.

  379. koakane June 3, 2010 12:47 pm

    check out UH athletic page for post comments by both teams

  380. d1島 June 3, 2010 12:49 pm

    Happy Birthday joje!

  381. Pomai June 3, 2010 12:49 pm

    # 300 Ralph

    I have to agree with I think one of the announcers, that they should change the rule for all of softball, he said it was hard to correct a pitchers motion after they have been throwing that way for 15 years. Kind makes sense, why teach them something they can’t use down the line????

  382. NCAA June 3, 2010 12:50 pm

    Mr. Ralph:

    Missouri is the #9 seed.

  383. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 12:54 pm


  384. Pomai June 3, 2010 12:56 pm

    377 labrat please explain didn’t see anything like that?????

  385. NCAA June 3, 2010 1:01 pm

    Mr. Kazz:

    UCLA was leading 7-3 after the bottom of the fifth (Florida home team). UCLA scored 9 runs in top of the 6th inning. Florida did not respond in the bottom half, game over.

  386. HiFlyer June 3, 2010 1:01 pm

    Pomai – it was a foul tip that bounced back up and caught her just under the helmet.

  387. d1島 June 3, 2010 1:03 pm

    Class Acts all around in MLB after yesterday’s ImPerfect Game… 🙂

  388. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 1:04 pm

    Jenna didn’t bat in the 7th, did she? It looked like we skipped a couple of players in the final rotation.. am I wrong?

  389. d1島 June 3, 2010 1:05 pm


    Saw a sign on SportCenter…

    “28-out Perfect Game!”

    love it!

  390. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 1:05 pm



    I only tuned in at 16-3. It seemed like it had been 16-3 since March 2010.

  391. sjmacro June 3, 2010 1:08 pm

    Pomai: was the foul tip off her bat that went up and mostly got the bill of her helmet.

  392. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 1:11 pm

    By all accounts, was Rodriguez ok?

  393. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 1:13 pm

    ack! What the heck am I worried about?

    J-Rod’s tough!!! She’s a softball player!!! :mrgreen:

  394. koakane June 3, 2010 1:13 pm

    pomai #382 easily done……. just teach them the right way the first time

  395. Pomai June 3, 2010 1:13 pm

    Dang I must have missed that.

  396. Ralph June 3, 2010 1:15 pm

    NCAA you’re right, I thought Missouri was the favored, it was Georgia Tech who lost to Oregon. And Missouri beat Oregon.

  397. chopsueyboy June 3, 2010 1:19 pm

    Aloha Charlie Wedemeyer. Our condolences to the Wedemeyer family.
    Recall watching games on Turkey Day at the old stadium, and seeing you
    at Nuuanu Baptist Church many years ago.

  398. NCAA June 3, 2010 1:24 pm

    Mr koakane:

    You are correct. Pitchers need to be taught how to pitch within the rules. Same with hardball pitchers. Stay within the rules or you may be called for a balk.

    Mr Pomai:

    Obviously, the Florida pitcher has a history with the illegal pitch. It falls on the coaching staff to correct her form, not change the rules to conform to her form.

  399. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 1:31 pm

    400! YEE HAAA

  400. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 1:33 pm

    J-Rod fouled straight down and it bounced up to tip her helmet.

  401. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 1:35 pm

    Here we go again with illegal pitches…

  402. Ralph June 3, 2010 1:41 pm

    Candera sp? Arizona’s coach talked about teams using “hot bats” that are made of composite material hitting too many home runs, he should have focusing of teaching fowler how to pitch without crow hopping. lol. 3 illegal pitches with the first batter, can be a long afternoon for the freshman All American.

  403. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 1:41 pm

    I wanna see one of these pitchers pull a “Willie K”.

    That’s when you get called on an illegal pitch over and over again and then on the next pitch throw it for ‘gas’ overhand and walk away. 😆

  404. Slugger June 3, 2010 1:42 pm


    In the bottom of the 7th inning, J-Rod was in the dugout hanging off the rail, cheering.

  405. LizKauai (iChrome) June 3, 2010 1:44 pm


    Stephanie Ricketts wanted to be different.
    The University of Hawaii pitcher didn’t want to follow the path already blazed by older sister Samantha, an All-American at Oklahoma. It’s the same path that younger sister, Keilani, appears well on her way to matching as Oklahoma’s ace pitcher as a true freshman this season.

  406. Kazz ($270.00) June 3, 2010 1:44 pm


    DEY U GO RALPH!!! 😆

  407. labrat June 3, 2010 1:50 pm

    I thought the foul ball caught part of her right cheek. It looked like she was wincing after it happened. You don’t see that kind expression from JRod unless something caused it. Heck normally you don’t see any kind. I was just worried and my first reaction was that they should ice it to keep down the swelliing. Anybody who has been hit in the head by a ball know how that feels.

  408. jm2375 June 3, 2010 2:17 pm

    so, no tv coverage for the BaseBows tomorrow?

  409. Pomai June 3, 2010 2:25 pm

    al & NCAA That’s what I was saying if the girl from FL learned that style of pitching before she got to the college level then you need to change the rule for the younger girls to learn the right way. From what I gather this style of pitching is legal in club play and high school? Anyone know if this is the case?

  410. NCAA June 3, 2010 2:31 pm

    Illegal pitch is also enforced in club and high school play.

  411. RainbowCliff June 3, 2010 2:40 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, GREAT win vs. Missouri as I was tooth and nails watching Yoshikawa hit the BIG home run to put another “AWESOME” come back in the books and watching “PrimeTime” Ricketts go the distance and pitched an omens game.

    The centerfielder Taylor of Missouri was a tough player as getting her out in the bottom half of the 7th inning was KEY to the wahine pulling out another come from behind victory !

    So now it’s the lady wahines vs. the lady bruins as this game here will be a task for the Hawaii softbows as UCLA with ALL it’s great accomplishments in athletics will be in HIGH form as I feel the wahines can match them as pitching is going to be the key as both teams can put up the offensive numbers !

    One thing for sure your Hawaii girls “DO NOT QUIT” as time after time they continue to show the resiliency that it takes to become “CHAMPIONS” as I will be tuned in LIVE tomorrow as the SEC, BIG 12 and now the PAC 10 will feel “Hawaii Ball” as it is “The Real Deal” !

  412. RainbowCliff June 3, 2010 2:40 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, GREAT win vs. Missouri as I was tooth and nails watching Yoshikawa hit the BIG home run to put another “AWESOME” come back in the books and watching “PrimeTime” Ricketts go the distance and pitched an omens game.

    The centerfielder Taylor of Missouri was a tough player as getting her out in the bottom half of the 7th inning was KEY to the wahine pulling out another come from behind victory !

    So now it’s the lady wahines vs. the lady bruins as this game here will be a task for the Hawaii softbows as UCLA with ALL it’s great accomplishments in athletics will be in HIGH form as I feel the wahines can match them as pitching is going to be the key as both teams can put up the offensive numbers !

    One thing for sure your Hawaii girls “DO NOT QUIT” as time after time they continue to show the resiliency that it takes to become “CHAMPIONS” as I will be tuned in LIVE tomorrow as the SEC, BIG 12 and now the PAC 10 will feel “Hawaii Ball” as it is “The Real Deal” !

  413. al June 3, 2010 2:44 pm

    mih…there’s something floating in your jasmine tea.

  414. homey June 3, 2010 2:48 pm

    Congratulations Wahine on a great game and win.

    Wahine recruits for those who missed it——-


  415. RainbowCliff June 3, 2010 2:54 pm

    So sorry for the TWO posts as I did not know I can write twice !

    Since I am here again CONGRATS on the good news that the Warrior Beat will continue and Mr. Tsai has been kept on to join the Advertiser Bulletin.

    For the other laid off staff I am sorry that this has happen as unemployment is terrible to encounter and hopefully their talents can find them work in the immediate future.

    This recession and buy out take over by the Bulletin is not a good thing as human lives depend on hard work income and I know you good folks are weathering the storm as I do here in Los Angeles as there is no good feeling not knowing when the next check is going to come as the bills keep coming !

    Blessings to ALL of you good folks in Hawaii Nei as you continue to be “STRONG” and help one another in your hour of need !

  416. al June 3, 2010 2:55 pm

    what is weird is that i was just reading that same article…hmmm.

  417. homey June 3, 2010 2:56 pm

    Hey Mr NCAA! I bet those club coaches teach their pitchers how to get away with an illegal pitch.

    …It’s not all about bat speed. Still gotta make good contact and have the mana from your body travel up and through the bat.

    Albert Pujols and Babe Ruth have one of the slowest MLB swings yet they can power the ball. Of course the Babe used a really really heavy bat that Ralph would have trouble lifting. Albert makes good contact in the sweet spot…which brings me to Majam. She has bat speed, power, and makes awesome contact! How does she do it? Easy, she’s a lefty! Right A-Joe?!?!?! See you Saturday.

  418. al June 3, 2010 3:01 pm

    there were several blue chippers in the local softball high school teams like senas, manuma, lee, ioane, etc. i hear ioane is still on the fence but the rest have committed to mainland schools.

    coolen and the gang will have to work harder. i know its not from lack of effort because i have seen him scouting/recruiting local kids from a very young age.

  419. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2010 3:05 pm

    Happy Birthday joje!

    Did you know its joje’s birthday Uncle Homey?

  420. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 3:09 pm


    I see where I got confused… Pagdilao pitch ran for J-Rod in the 6th..

  421. homey June 3, 2010 3:09 pm


    some of the good ones …I think Senas would have been good for Hawaii as she does have power and can play in the outfield since her normal SS position is already taken by a freshman phenom.

    Rebecca Lee, Mililani East Carolina
    Katie Manuma, Campbell BYU
    Jamie Millwood, Mililani Stanford
    Kristi Oshiro, Mililani East Carolina
    Gericka Pantohan, Campbell Hawaii
    Courtney Senas, Mililani Florida State

  422. homey June 3, 2010 3:12 pm

    DPK – yep I knew via facebook.

  423. NCAA June 3, 2010 3:12 pm

    Mr. DPK:

    Have you any questions for me?

  424. mctruck June 3, 2010 3:14 pm

    Seeing how Missouri is the, “Show Me” state, I guess it was fitting that the Wahine’s, “showed them.”

  425. Ralph June 3, 2010 3:17 pm

    Homey Pujois will be next steroid bad boy, he should be able to lift a heavy bat and swing it.

  426. mctruck June 3, 2010 3:18 pm

    Arizona’s starting pitcher is likewise having problems going airborne delivering her pitches, like the Florida pitcher before her.

    That’s fine with me as I’m rooting for Tennessee anyway.

  427. Callie Hua June 3, 2010 3:22 pm

    haha,The theme of your blog is very good to me, I hope more alternate with you this Burden.

  428. expat June 3, 2010 3:22 pm

    I was able to watch the 7th inning replay on espn3.com — awesome. They are just clutch. One win down, two more to the finals.

  429. homey June 3, 2010 3:26 pm

    Steroids…you can juice Jason up all you want but he still can’t hit that 50 mph change up…bat too heavy…LOL

  430. Ralph June 3, 2010 3:29 pm

    if this stadium is the ASA stadium, who uses it after the world series. I doubt they would build a stadium for the local ASA club teams, too expensive to maintain.

  431. Ralph June 3, 2010 3:34 pm

    mercy rule inning, one more run needed.

  432. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2010 3:37 pm

    No questions here Mr. NCAA, you’ve been plenty helpful already.

  433. Garret June 3, 2010 3:42 pm

    Colorado’s AD believes that the Pac-10 expansion report is correct.

    Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn said he and other school officials have been led to believe the Pac-10 Conference is on the verge of issuing invitations to six members of the Big 12 to join its ranks.

    Bohn said CU has not had any contact with the Pac-10 or its representatives and he was not clear on how he came to believe invitations could be forthcoming. But he said Colorado, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech could receive invitations possibly as soon as this weekend when Pac-10 officials meet in San Francisco.

    “The longer that we were together in Kansas City it appeared that that rumor or speculation did have some validity to it,” Bohn said in an

  434. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 3:43 pm


    It would certainly help scouting a lot if there was more fanfare when the Wahine won the WAC.. the Regionals..(this time and the last time) as well as the Super Regionals…

    How much of a media blitz they get after this and how the public welcomes them may help steer a lot local kids towards UH.

    You kind of wish HPU had more notoriety, noise and fanfare after their National Championship win.

  435. NCAA June 3, 2010 3:47 pm

    Mr Ralph:

    A host of tournaments use the stadium. It is run and operated by ASA.

  436. Ralph June 3, 2010 3:56 pm

    thanks for the info NCAA,

  437. wafan June 3, 2010 3:59 pm


  438. wafan June 3, 2010 4:00 pm

    Go Wahine!

    Nice job being the titas!!!

  439. Ralph June 3, 2010 4:01 pm

    almost bedtime Wafan, have your toddy and set your dvr for tomorrow’s game, 1 pm HST.

  440. wafan June 3, 2010 4:04 pm

    Happy birthday Joje!

  441. Bulla June 3, 2010 4:08 pm

    Happy birthday Joje!

  442. wafan June 3, 2010 4:12 pm

    Ralph . . .

    Nah. Another hour or so — maybe. HA!

    I set the DVR this morning but we must have had a blip because it did not record anything. Good thing everyone on the blog does a such a nice job of updating the game.

    Try to record the game tomorrow afternoon — 4p.

    Go Wahine!

    Be the titas!!!

  443. Okole Maluna June 3, 2010 4:19 pm

    Its Official Pac-10 invite six Big 12 an hour ago… and here we go rocking the boat… and who knows where it will end.
    To Link: http://newsok.com/report-pac-10-to-invite-six-big-12-schools-including-ou-osu/article/3465837

  444. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 4:28 pm

    OOps.. I meant help recruiting.. not scouting..

  445. d1島 June 3, 2010 4:55 pm

    Whoa….wat was dat rumble?

  446. d1島 June 3, 2010 4:58 pm

    Another source….


  447. d1島 June 3, 2010 5:04 pm

    A&M may want to go to the SEC instead….

  448. d1島 June 3, 2010 5:08 pm

    Texas wants their own network!!!

  449. 808ike June 3, 2010 5:22 pm


    Two 7th inning HR the last 2 games.

  450. 808ike June 3, 2010 5:23 pm


    you’ve got mail.

  451. Garret June 3, 2010 5:32 pm


    The article in post #444 cites the article you posted in #447 (and I posted in #271) as its source. Things must be VERY far along, since Colorado’s AD said that the deal is done in #434.

  452. Jason June 3, 2010 5:35 pm

    Steroids…you can juice Jason up all you want but he still can’t hit that 50 mph change up…bat too heavy…LOL

    Hey! 🙂

  453. Garret June 3, 2010 5:39 pm

    If you remember the articles I posted last week, the SEC, Big 10, and Pac-10 all concluded that their #1 target was Texas. So, Texas had a great bargaining position.

    SEC’s Commissioner said last week that their conference would invite Texas A&M and Texas Tech if it meant they would get Texas. He also said that Texas could have their own network even if they joined the SEC, and pointed out that the Big 10 wouldn’t allow that…so clearly, Texas was asking for both Texas Tech and Texas A&M to go along and SEC was trying to beat out the Big 10 by letting Texas have their own network also. I posted that article here.

    However, the Pac-10 is letting Texas bring in Oklahoma and Oklahoma State also, and forming a division that basically looks like the Big 12 South (dumping Baylor for Colorado). So, Texas keeps its travel costs low and the Pac-16 network will probably get as much money as the Big 10 network.

    This probably ends expansion forever for the Pac-10 if it is carried out…and if Fox already agreed to the TV network, the money and natural rivalries (the Pac-10 keeps their rivalries and the Big 12 South keeps their rivalries) works out well.

  454. NorthShoreFan June 3, 2010 5:40 pm

    Wow!..lots of traffic today!…
    What a totally great day!…Warrior Beat is alive..Na Wahine….what can one say!…GREAT! TALK ABOUT MAKING MEMORIES!
    ESPN announcer will have to eat some —- talk smack all you like sisters…Wahine game is deadly…one pitch is all it takes..welcome to the new game philosophy…
    Da Princess of Swat (K-Jam)….Da Hawaiian Power Company….Da One Pitch Offense…

    Ralph..I like your #4 ….Warriors!
    Na Koa….The Warriors
    Na Koa Wahine ….The Lady Warriors

    because when I see one rainbow in da sky…I dono if kane or wahine….pffffttt!@#@???

  455. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 5:41 pm

    Traci would beat teacha Jason in just about everything except for math and riding-buses! 🙂 😀 😆

  456. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 5:43 pm

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  457. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 5:47 pm

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  458. Garret June 3, 2010 5:47 pm

    This may *not* end the Big 12…and if I was the MWC or any conference located near the Big 12 North (MWC, Big East, C-USA), I’d worry about teams getting poached. The teams left in the Big 12 have a LOT of cards to play.

    1. The 6 teams leaving will each be forced to pay $10 million or so in an exit fee. That is a huge amount of money to the other 10 teams! If Missouri and Nebraska leave, that is $80 million in exit fees for 4 schools to split!

    2. The AQ spot is kept by the Big 12 for at least the next 2 years, so teams joining from the MWC or C-USA become part of an AQ conference immediately.

    3. The Big 12 bowls are under contract and are VERY lucrative. The TV contract pays many times more than any MWC, WAC, or C-USA school earns.

    4. The 6 teams leaving (and maybe Missouri and/or Nebraska also) are leaving behind 6 years of NCAA men’s basketball credits. Those joining the Big 12 will earn a *lot* of money for 6 years because the other teams did well in the tournament. That is more than the 3x profit that UH would make going to a BCS bowl every year for 6 straight years!

  459. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 5:52 pm

    Go Moanalua girl did good! So did Alex!! 😀

    That’s another wonderful thing about this UH Wahine SB TEAM!!! => Everyone contributes! Anyone can zing you! Everyone has each other’s back! Everyone is a Heroine! 🙂 😀 😆

    Okay Wahine => Who’s NEXT?


  460. Garret June 3, 2010 5:53 pm

    If I was the Big 12, I’d add the following teams:

    1. TCU. Need to keep a strong Texas team. They would leave the MWC for the reasons above and if they could rejoin several SWC teams.

    2. Houston. They would definitely leave the C-USA.

    3. Memphis. Big market, good basketball team, and they have been begging to get into an AQ conference.

    4. Louisville. I don’t know if they would go, but they have to ask.

    5. Utah or BYU. Get into that market…invite both if they have to.

    6. Colorado State. Keep a foot in the Colorado market.

    Backup plans would be BSU, SMU, and New Mexico.

  461. Ralph June 3, 2010 5:54 pm

    Stephanie Ricketts article:

  462. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 5:59 pm

    Conference Alignments? 🙄

    IMHO – Not much UH can do at this point except WIN!!! 🙄

    UH is currently in the WAC….
    The WAC is lead by …. dead weight. You’d think a real leader would be proactive and trying to cut deals, preparing plan A, plan B, and plan C. But NOOOOOOO….. this person is content waiting for Prince Charming to show up w/ the glass slipper. Well – the “slippa” is truly warranted.
    🙄 😈 😥

  463. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 6:05 pm

    All of this discussion about Pac10, Big10, Big12, SEC, etc. …. is good blog/reading material …. but for me, it’s darn depressing. Not only weren’t we invited to the Ball, but we were expelled from Cinderella’s neighborhood on a rusty, nearly sinking freighter without a captain, a crew, a rudder and any fuel or provisions. 😥

    Okay – sorry…. I’ll stop. 🙁

  464. Garret June 3, 2010 6:10 pm


    The thing is, if the Big 12 gets gutted by teams leaving for the Pac-10 and Big 10, then they have to raid the *MWC* to get enough credible teams. That may be the opening that UH needs to get into a better situation.

    I ran the scenarios many times (on the blog in discussions with a few people who know some interesting things) and felt that the only way for *UH* to benefit was for the MWC to get weakened enough by poaching that they needed to add a lot of teams.

    If the Big 12 raids the MWC *and* takes Houston and a few other key schools, then the MWC is forced to merge with the top half of the WAC. That is the only scenario I can see where UH might actually be in a position of strength to do something.

  465. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 6:15 pm

    Yup…. leftover MWC + leftover WAC….

    … maybe ESPN will loose out on all the big deals and HAVE to sign the leftover’s to a decent TV deal…. still pretty depressing…. 😥

  466. Ralph June 3, 2010 6:18 pm

    Let the top of the MWC join the WAC, let them pay the exit fee.

  467. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 6:19 pm


  468. Ralph June 3, 2010 6:19 pm

    Bpew808 that’s not BYwho blue is it?

  469. Ralph June 3, 2010 6:32 pm

    Georgia playing a mental, head game by slowing play down. Too bad they don’t have rules like golf against slow play.

  470. Ralph June 3, 2010 6:34 pm

    game is already beyond 2 hours and its only in the top of the 6th

  471. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 6:40 pm

    No…. it’s not grumphy. 😆

  472. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 6:47 pm

    at first i wanted Georgia to win because i didn’t want Hawaii to face Lawrie and her riser. but after watching Georgia’s slow down tactics, no way. after almost every pitch, someone from Georgia goes to the pitcher’s circle to talk to the picture. when batting, the coach calls all the runners on base and the batter to talk story, thus delaying the game. booooorrrrriiing. but may be effective.

  473. Ralph June 3, 2010 6:51 pm

    Georgia must have confidence in their pitchers, bringing in a freshman with only 1 inning of post season experience to face Washington.

  474. Ralph June 3, 2010 6:52 pm

    by the end of 7 innings this will be close to a 3 hour game.

  475. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 7:04 pm

    Georgia sout h e r n… d r a.. w… ..l….. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 🙄

  476. Pride. June 3, 2010 7:08 pm

    Interesting to see how proactive the PAC10 is. They knew that the Big 10 wanted Texas, but they didn’t wait around until the BIG 10 would actually make the offer. They’re going to try to get that Texas TV market for themselves. PAC 10 leadership is showing, ummmmm what’s the word that I am looking for, ummmmmm great leadership.

  477. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 7:09 pm

    here it is in the 1st week of June. if the softball game takes any longer, this may end up being a “fall classic,”

  478. βρεω808 June 3, 2010 7:17 pm

    ….notbenson? 🙄

  479. labrat June 3, 2010 7:23 pm

    All the lower seeded teams win today.

  480. Pomai June 3, 2010 7:38 pm

    The trick to beating Lawrie is hitting her one or two times hard dosen’t have to be HR but soild hits, it seems like it mess’s with her thinking and she starts to fall apart. I have seen this before.

    The freshmen for UGA is pretty good, with another year she should be real good. Seem’s like a lot of freshmen around the country are doing pretty good.

  481. Garret June 3, 2010 7:56 pm


    We need the top half of the WAC to join the MWC, not the other way around. The MWC has a *lot* more NCAA men’s basketball credits (6 years of money rolling in), 3x the TV money, and all the BCS points could be left behind by the schools leaving. So, the teams joining the MWC might actually be joining an AQ conference even if the teams that earned the AQ points are not there.

    The MWC also has much better paying bowl games tied in…the contracts are with the conference, not dependent on which teams are actually in the conference.

    The WAC’s exit fee is about $1 million. The Big 12 teams will be giving up $10 million plus a huge amount of basketball money. But I bet that Fox will be spending a TON of money on the TV network and they may have a “signing bonus” that would cover the exit fees for the Big 12 schools.

  482. el guapo June 3, 2010 7:56 pm

    What if the MWC and CUSA teams don’t bite at the bait? By staying together and letting the Big 12 die, they have a better chance of getting an automatic BCS spot.

  483. Garret June 3, 2010 8:01 pm

    el guapo,

    With budgets tight, do you think that a school would turn down between $40 million and $60 million extra money by going from the MWC to the Big 12? The step up in money would be even more for WAC teams…

    The NCAA tournament money and bowl tie-ins are MUCH more money than what an AQ spot gives.

    The Big 12’s TV contract pays an average of $9 million per school…an AQ conference gets less than $1.5 million per school. So, you want MWC and WAC schools to hope for $1.5 million from the AQ money when they could have a guaranteed $18 million or so (TV+basketball+bowl money) per school? *Every* MWC, C-USA, and WAC school invited would be ready to jump for that type of money.

  484. Garret June 3, 2010 8:03 pm

    Note that my estimate of $40 million to $60 million extra is for a 6-year period. Doing a little research into the non-BCS bowls that the Big 12 has under contract, plus seeing how their basketball teams have done over the past 6 years, that actually might be a low estimate for the amount of extra money a MWC/WAC/C-USA school would get.

  485. J June 3, 2010 8:04 pm

    Alex Aguirre’s diving catch in the final inning was #6 in ESPN Top Plays of the Day.

  486. el guapo June 3, 2010 8:09 pm


    What bowl tie-ins? What TV contracts? Those are under the assumption that the bowls and TV are getting Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska type of teams. You don’t think they will be trying to get out of those deals if the big stars leave the conference? If those teams end up leaving, either the Big 12 is dead or seriously injured and won’t be able to command the kind of money they used to.

  487. Garret June 3, 2010 8:11 pm

    Yup…. leftover MWC + leftover WAC….

    … maybe ESPN will loose out on all the big deals and HAVE to sign the leftover’s to a decent TV deal…. still pretty depressing.


    ESPN would be shut out of the Pac-16 if this report is correct. Fox already owns the Big 12 contract and could re-up with the Big 12, so ESPN would be completely shut out of the western half of the US and *need* the MWC/WAC combo.

    The leftover MWC teams would include UNLV, San Diego State, Air Force, Colorado State, and BSU…not a bad core to join. No trips to Ruston, Logan, etc.

    Given how things are now with the success of the 2 sports that bring money to conferences, getting into a MWC/WAC combo would be the best case scenario for UH. If those 2 teams are winning when the next realignment period occurs, then UH can have more options. This is kind of like how teams in some leagues have to win to move up and can get downgraded if they do not win enough.

    The worst case scenario is that UH could be left out of the MWC/WAC combo…we don’t want to think about what would happen in that case.

  488. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 8:12 pm

    Garret, the remaining MWC teams are the teams that formed their own conference and left Hawaii out. why should they take Hawaii now? they could take Fresno State, Nevada, Boise State and maybe another school from another conference or maybe not even that many schools. The reasoning why they left Hawaii out of the forming of the MWC still applies. too expensive to have Hawaii. tell me something good about having Hawaii PLEASE.

  489. labrat June 3, 2010 8:12 pm

    Just saw the vid at UH website. Looks like the wahine are going to visit the sie of the former Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, site of the Oklahoma bombing , tomorrow morning. ESPN will be following them around to get to know them better.

  490. labrat June 3, 2010 8:13 pm

    sie = site

  491. Garret June 3, 2010 8:14 pm

    el guapo,

    The TV contract is with the conference and is STILL in effect if the conference has different teams. The NCAA men’s basketball money is with the conference and teams that leave have to leave their credits behind with the conference. The contracts were recently signed with the conference and the bowls.

    The bowls and TV networks may not be happy, but the contracts are already signed. The *next* contracts may be different, and the basketball money will only last for 6 years, which gives the new conference time to earn respect on the field.

  492. Garret June 3, 2010 8:18 pm


    That is why I’ve been saying that the MWC has to lost a LOT of teams for UH to get a chance to be in the MWC/WAC combo. If the MWC loses just 2 of Utah/BYU/TCU, then they just need BSU and 1 other team as replacements. If the MWC gets hurt *badly* by expansion, then UH has a chance.

    Most of the schools that didn’t want UH due to travel reasons and other reasons will be in the Big 12 or other conferences in the scenario I posted above. Then UH has leverage.

    I’m just posting best-case scenarios. If the MWC holds together and loses only a few teams, they won’t be inviting UH. If the Big 12 looks east and north or within Texas for too many replacements (Memphis, Louisville, Utah, Houston, TCU, SMU), then UH will be left in the WAC and Fresno State will probably be in the MWC.

  493. el guapo June 3, 2010 8:18 pm

    I think the bowls and TV networks have a very good case for getting out of the contracts if the conditions change that drastically. If any of our attorneys are present, can you address this?

  494. al June 3, 2010 8:29 pm

    homey….in two years sataraka at punahou will be pursued by dozens of d1 programs.

  495. al June 3, 2010 8:29 pm

    …and keiki carlos.

  496. Willie June 3, 2010 8:29 pm

    Another WOW for the Wahine! Had to work so got by on the radio & HA updates.

    An earlier post said the Wahine out hit the Tigers, this was impressive as that pitcher is good. Saw on KITV that Wahine had 3 runs on 2 hits and Tigers had 2 runs on 6 hits; Kekaula mentioned this. Was the post person correct or is KITV’s recap.

    Tomorrow is another radio & HA update day for me.


  497. Garret June 3, 2010 8:30 pm

    In the past when conferences got raided (Big East, ACC, etc.) they kept their TV contracts with no changes. ESPN just said that the WAC without BSU is basically the Sun Belt…but are they going to pay the WAC any less on their contract?

    If the new Big 12 looks like this:
    Kansas State
    Iowa State
    Colorado State

    Then the bowls won’t complain. Remember, those bowls weren’t getting Texas or Oklahoma anyway, they were getting a team like Kansas or Missouri and now they would be getting a Kansas or Utah/Louisville.

  498. el guapo June 3, 2010 8:39 pm

    Attorneys, please?

  499. el guapo June 3, 2010 8:45 pm


    I’ll give you the bowls. But you said so many times yourself, it’s the TV contracts. And the Big 12 cannot get the same TV ratings with that lineup.

  500. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 8:46 pm

    because we did bad in football and basketball, i think we’ll be left out in spite of our success in a lot of wahine sports. men’s volleyball doesn’t count as they are in the MPSF. baseball, once a major player for Hawaii, has been mostly mediocre or slightly better in the last decade. Cal, Davis, Montana, Portland State, you ready for the WAC?

  501. Old Diver June 3, 2010 8:50 pm

    Just wondering who tomorrows hero will be. Could be anyone I guess.

  502. Bowbooze June 3, 2010 8:53 pm

    #499 Willy

    Kekaula was wrong! Home runs alone made up two hits. The official NCAA.com site shows the box score as Hawaii with 3 runs, 9 hits, and 1 error.

  503. Old Diver June 3, 2010 8:57 pm

    If the Pac 10 announces expansion plans this weekend causing the Big 12 to steal Utah, BYU and TCU from the MWC then what are the chances Boise will still be interested in the MWC?

  504. Ralph June 3, 2010 9:05 pm

    papajoe2 “we did bad in football and basketball’, is that an understatement, especially in basketball.

  505. troll June 3, 2010 9:12 pm


    For the last six months I been reading the on line edition of the HA sports. And accompanying the articles in the left column, dating December 5, 2009, is the headline from the Wisconsin-Hawaii game, “Bah humbug!” And directly above that is the score of the game:


    Simple question, why would the paper keep this posted for the last seven months?

    Personally I find it repulsive to look at the score and the heading, especially for this length of time.

    I’d also bet that no other newspaper in the country would cast a black cloud (for this length of time) over their home team, like that heading and lopsided score conveys.

    It’s almost like the papers paying homage to the Wisconsin team and no empathy to the Hawaii team.

    To the new paper’s staff is what I’m suggesting make sense?

  506. troll June 3, 2010 9:14 pm

    hmmm. cor. 7 months

  507. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 9:35 pm


    RE #505

    That’s right.. the Wahine ‘OUT HIT’ Missouri.. 9 to 6. That was one of the things that the announcers overlooked that kind of bugged me. Contrary to what some may think, Hawaii can get their fair share of “hit”. Reputation, however, precedes reality for many, and those home runs do tend to cloud the other things that the SoftBows do so well. T

  508. Willie June 3, 2010 9:41 pm

    Mahalo Bowbooze for the correct stats, hopefully Kekaula will read the blog and make the correction. He got about almost an hour so he don’t make “A”.

    Speaking of “A”, just saw KFVE sports with the Missouri coach showing what a poor loser sounds like. Yesterday he said their appearance made them more ready than Hawaii. What a contrast to the Alabama coach who took the loss to the better team graciously, showed a lot of class. This Missouri guy was missing the 1st two letters. So far his team is 0 & 4 at the WCWS. His comments going sure bring bachi and the Tigers should start packing to go home reverse Hawaii 5-0.

  509. wowlaulau June 3, 2010 9:50 pm


    Even more proff that the Missouri coach is a tool…..

  510. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 10:03 pm


    Huh? Hawaii gets 9 hits off of Mizou’s pitcher and their Coach Earleywine praises Kristin Nottelmann for a solid performance then dubbs Ricketts a “common pitcher” even though she kept his so called, “well-prepared” for Ricketts, team to 6 hits?

    Mwahahahahahaahaaa! And to think that Cooley doesn’t scout the opposing pitchers.. 😉

  511. madeinhawaii June 3, 2010 10:05 pm

    OOOps.. typo.. sorry.. Coolen.. not Cooley

  512. jm2375 June 3, 2010 10:05 pm

    re #512 – they can’t even get Aguirre’s name right. 👿

  513. LiteTsaik(o) June 3, 2010 10:06 pm

    Just making some small talk. What I really like about the Wahine is the fact that the whole team doesn’t use that “eye black”. Some of the other teams go overboard on that stuff. I guess it’s supposed to look intimidating, but when they got it under their eyes and halfway down the side of their face, it just looks silly.

  514. BG June 3, 2010 10:10 pm


    Agreed with your thought that Coolen should have sent the runner home instead of holding her up. He had his number one pinch runner on second who was running on contact since it was two outs. Brynne was rounding third at full speed while the 2nd baseman was running away from the plate to pick up the ball on the outfield grass. By the time the infielder picked up the ball, she was on the outfield grass and would have to make a long throw with no momentum behind it. No brainer. Send the runner with hopes of drawing a bad throw and maybe score two. BTW, I think the 2nd baseman’s first look wasn’t at home plate after picking up the ball which probably means she had already conceded the run.

    Ralph…my name is BG.

  515. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 10:26 pm

    Coolen always (well, maybe not always) holds up his runner on third if the opponent has the ball in their hand. i didn’t want to say anything because they always seem to score anyway. it could be the game winner in future games though. GO BOWS!!!!!

  516. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 10:28 pm

    #507 Ralph, i was trying to be nice but you’re right.

  517. troll June 3, 2010 10:34 pm

    big game tomorrow
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    sleep comfortably
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    can’t wait, this is getting good

  518. jm2375 June 3, 2010 10:36 pm

    So, with the BaseBows playing at 11 and the Wahine at 1, tomorrow will be a very unproductive day. They should just give everyone the day off…

  519. LizKauai (iPad) June 3, 2010 10:52 pm

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  520. Slugger June 3, 2010 11:20 pm

    I need to go to sleep. Another graduation tomorrow evening.

    GO WAHINE!!!!!

  521. labrat:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Just saw the vid at UH website. Looks like the wahine are going to visit the sie of the former Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, site of the Oklahoma bombing…

    On game day??? Who scheduled this? Will UCLA be sight-seeing on game day too?

  522. papajoe2,

    It’s not about sports anymore or the student athlete. It’s about the money and people keep supporting the system and justifying for it.

  523. Ralph June 3, 2010 11:35 pm

    BG that’s what happens when you go to bed too early, you lose your identity-out of sight, out of mind. 🙂

  524. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 3, 2010 11:35 pm

    FINALLY!! Our cable system is back working. A couple of things to check out if you’re having trouble with your cable system.

    First, do you live in a rainy area? If so, anything made out of metal is liable to get rusty and shorten its life-span. That was a major cause of the problems we were facing.

    Second, moisture in the air as well as on the surface of wires also impacts cables and connectors.

    Anyhow, we’re back on line and I was able to develop my iPhone skills – at least in reading e-mails. Every time I try to “type” something, I feel like I’m wearing boxing gloves. Hopefully, my fingers will shrink a bit in the days & weeks to come.

    Note that there’s going to be a blog party in early August. We’ll be there in spirit.

    Can anyone answer this question – can financial gifts be made to sports programs to underwrite recruitment costs – coaches’ traveling expenses, promotional materials, campus visits, etc? Since softball doesn’t generate any revenues, how can we naximize the long-term positive impacts that the Wahine have generated nationally over the past three-plus weeks.

    Looking at the rosters of the top teams from public universities throughout the country, most of them recruit heavily from out of their home state. We need to do that as well.

    Perhaps we Tsai-kos can help out in some way by underwriting a fundraiser to support the team’s future recruiting efforts.

    Another question – I know that on the world-wide playing field soccer is huge amongst adults. I also know that thousands of local kids play soccer as well; however, is soccer considered a significant sport in US high schools, colleges & universities? I know that girls play soccer in middle & high school here, but do boys? Or do they switch to football once they get into the 7th or 8th grade?

    How will the new blog page be set up on Monday? Any word on that yet?

  525. All the while, the Wahine are making the big wigs at ESPN nervous.

    The Wahine are threatening ESPN’s goal of an SEC and PAC 10 National Championship Game.

    But then again, who are we or the Wahine to get in the way of “what people want to see”.


  526. Ralph June 3, 2010 11:37 pm

    Rainbowtique is taking Na Wahine World Series t-shirt pre-orders, $20. Limited time offer.

  527. jm2375 June 3, 2010 11:39 pm

    Good night all!
    See ya in the morning!

  528. Ralph,

    Prior to this, I only saw the ugly white ones on the NCAA’s website. Today I saw Keilani Ricketts wearing a unique green one with a specific UH design.

  529. There’s also a new white shirt, a new design for the 2010 Wahine WAC title.

  530. Rainbow Baseball 2010 WAC Championship shirts available at the Rainbowtique now also.

    White only. $15.00.

  531. papajoe2 June 3, 2010 11:56 pm

    Kazz #525 sad yeah. that’s alright, we’ll just enjoy the softbows and the basebows in spite of all the politics and money grabbers. Good night, support bows.

  532. 99club June 4, 2010 1:17 am

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  535. LizKauai (iPad) June 4, 2010 2:29 am

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  536. BleedGreen808 June 4, 2010 3:10 am

    Ok…Got up early. Slowly trying to re-adjust to our time zone. One more day before getting back to the real world.

  537. wafan June 4, 2010 3:27 am

    Happy Aloha Friday!!!

  538. wafan June 4, 2010 3:27 am

    Go Wahine!!!

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  539. wafan June 4, 2010 3:29 am

    Play for yourselves, Hawai’i and the brand-new Wahine fans around the country.


  540. Garret June 4, 2010 3:42 am

    Kansas, Kansas State, and Baylor might have to go to the MWC or C-USA? Ouch!

    A mass-exodus of the conference would leave just K-State, Kansas, Iowa State and Baylor in a defunct Big 12, essentially marking the end of what has been one of the most successful and competitive conferences in the country.

    With no league seemingly “wanting” those four schools, other options would need to be explored, options that could include membership in the Mountain West or Conference USA — two non-BCS conferences — which would then open the door to an entirely new set of issues for schools like K-State to work through.

  541. Garret June 4, 2010 3:43 am

    Texas politics appears to be the reason that Texas had to include Texas Tech in the deal…leaving Kansas out.

    One person with knowledge of the college football landscape offered an interesting explanation. The Texas political scene might make it difficult for Texas and Texas A&M to exit, leaving Tech in a husk of a conference. Rather than risk losing the Longhorns and Aggies, the Pac-10 opted for Tech, which has been extremely competitive in football and has added capacity to Jones AT&T Stadium. Three members in Texas is not necessarily a bad thing.

    Kansas has great basketball tradition and some name value, along with bringing the Kansas City market. But the Pac-10 would have probably have to take Kansas State along with KU.

    Baylor, despite success in just about every sport except football, was hurt by being a private, church-affiliated school. The Pac-10 consists of large, secular, state schools. Remember the reports of how the conference was not sold on BYU? Baylor may have found itself in the same situation, which is a little bit of a shame given the basketball success this past season.

  542. Garret June 4, 2010 3:45 am

    E-mails from Ohio State’s leadership indicate that Texas is the Big 10’s target for expansion…but the Big 10 might have been waiting around too long and the Pac-10 moved quicker. Basically, you snooze you lose.

    Internal conversations in the Big 10 indicate that Texas had to bring Texas Tech with them to a new conference.

    A decision about expanding the Big Ten might be months away, but e-mail conversations indicate that the University of Texas is an object of the conference’s attention. And the school’s athletic director isn’t making a commitment to stay in the Big 12.

    Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee sent an e-mail to Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany on April 20 saying that he had spoken with Texas President William Powers.

    “I did speak with Bill Powers at Texas, who would welcome a call to say they have a ‘Tech’ problem,” Gee wrote in an e-mail that was among several obtained by The Dispatch through a public-records request for documents and correspondence related to Big Ten expansion proposals.

    “We are fast-tracking it but need to know the $ and observe contracts,” Delany wrote. “Also need to make sure we leverage this to increase chances of hr additions. Finally double chess # of moving parts including not harming brand as we executy.”

    In baseball, HR means home run. In the Big Ten, the addition of Texas would certainly qualify. The Longhorns have the only college athletic program that earns more revenue than Ohio State. Texas’ revenue for the 2008-2009 school year was $138.4 million, nearly $20 million more than Ohio State.

    The Longhorns have elite football and basketball programs, and Texas is considered a top-tier academic institution.

  543. Garret June 4, 2010 3:47 am

    AQ status would mean $900k to $1 million more per MWC school…it isn’t a huge amount of money considering what success on the field brings a conference in other ways.

    “When it came down to TCU, we in effect made a bet that TCU would bring more to the conference than it took away by diluting the conference,” Weber said. “That turned out to be right.”

    Before TCU joined, the MWC reported revenues of $6.2 million in 2004-05. In 2008-09, it reported revenue of $8.5 million. If adding Boise is enough to push the MWC toward an automatic BCS berth, it could mean an extra $900,000 to $1 million for each member.

  544. βρεω808 June 4, 2010 3:49 am


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  546. Garret June 4, 2010 3:51 am

    On the other end of the spectrum, NMSU cut $3 million from its Athletic Department budget in just 2 years. That is going to hurt their performance in the WAC and will hurt the WAC overall. BSU’s Athletic budget went up something like $5 million in 2007 and is up something like $10 million over 5 years…SDSU just got another $4.5 million in student fees for athletics…cutting money will hurt NMSU and the WAC.

    No money for summer school or for players who want to play a 5th year due to redshirting? Does that mean that they cannot afford to redshirt players?

    Last year the New Mexico State Aggies cut approximately $1.5 million from their athletics budget.

    This year, they will have to cut another $1.5 million.

    “We will balance the budget this year, and over the last two years we’ve sustained about a $3 million budget cut,” Athletics Director McKinley Boston said. “Obviously, that’s a result of a very bad state economy, national economy.”

    Boston also said the football program won’t buy new uniforms or helmets in Year 2 under head coach DeWayne Walker. And, the athletics department will cut back in summer school help for its student athletes.

    “Probably the one that I feel less good about is having to reduce our summer school aid strategy,” he said. “Our availability for summer school aid and fifth-year aid have all been reduced and we’ve put in tighter policies that may, long-term, hurt our graduation rate, but hopefully not.”

  547. Garret June 4, 2010 3:52 am

    The WAC’s TV contract pays NMSU only $200k?

    New television contracts signed by the WAC and the NCAA should help. The WAC just signed a new deal with ESPN, while the NCAA signed a contract with CBS and TBS. Boston said last year’s WAC contract with ESPN gave the school roughly $200,000.

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  560. d1島 June 4, 2010 6:29 am

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  561. chopsueyboy June 4, 2010 7:08 am

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  562. chopsueyboy June 4, 2010 7:13 am

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    June 3rd, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Can anyone answer this question – can financial gifts be made to sports programs to underwrite recruitment costs – coaches’ traveling expenses, promotional materials, campus visits, etc? Since softball doesn’t generate any revenues, how can we naximize the long-term positive impacts that the Wahine have generated nationally over the past three-plus weeks.

    I think Hawaiian Air donated 100 round trip tickets for recruiting. Not sure if for only football or other sports have access to it.

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