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.
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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?
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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.
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Happy birthday to JoJe.