Too much is a good thing

I think it’s better for a state lottery to have 200 people each win $1 million than have one $200-million winner. I think popular movies and songs should win more Oscars and Grammys. And I’d rather see more die-hard fans than tsk-tsk snooty critics. 

Which brings  us to the much-scoffed topic of postseason college basketball. Seems there are a lot of folks agitated that so many teams can qualify for so many tournaments. To which I say: So what. I think more is better. It’s all about entertainment, and more entertainment is, well, more entertaining. Does it matter if, say, the Tournament will crown the country’s 101st best team? Not if you’re a fan of that team. The thing is, these extra tournaments and extra postseason spots give opportunities for more teams to play. And where’s the harm in that? It’s good to have more choices. That’s why there are, like, seven different ESPN channels. That’s why the Cinerama Theater no longer exists. Just remember: If it matters to you, that’s all that matters. 

* * * * * 

One of the good things about former UH lineman Jesse Sapolu, who won four Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers, is he never put pressure on his sons to be, well, Jesse Sapolu. Perhaps there was a high expectation when London Sapolu signed with his father’s alma mater. 

“I’m sure people looked at me like that,” London said. “It’s been like that since I was little. But my dad doesn’t make me feel like I have to live up to something. He wants me to live my own path.”

It was an adjustment for London, who transferred from a junior college that ran a run-oriented offense. He also had to get used to the Warriors’ half-slide blocking schemes. 

“It was confusing to me at first,” London said. But with repetitions and advice from teammates, especially Brett Leonard, London has improved in his his reads and techniques. He now is the No. 2 center. 

“I’m feeling better about everything,” London said. “The more reps I’m getting, the better I’m getting at it.”


  1. SteveM March 15, 2011 8:44 am

    Good morning everyone!


  2. cheepono March 15, 2011 8:44 am

    Go Warriors!

    Keep it up London! We’re all rooting for you!

  3. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 8:45 am

    I love London’s positive attitude. Way to go, London!

  4. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 8:45 am

    Morning, SteveM.

    UH Warrior fan for life!

    Go Warriors!

  5. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 8:46 am

    Dave Lefotu, Warrior fans are hoping for great things from you. You can do it!

  6. papajoe2 March 15, 2011 8:49 am

    t ten.

  7. koakane™ March 15, 2011 8:49 am

    goodda morning everyone

  8. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 8:49 am

    I like his unusual name. Was he born in London? Just asking.

  9. gbc99 March 15, 2011 8:50 am

    Go warriors! top ten.

  10. SteveM March 15, 2011 8:52 am

    The literal “next generation” UH Warriors always tugs at the heart–especially when one watched his father play live. Good luck London Sapolu!

  11. haka March 15, 2011 8:54 am

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

    Go Coaches!

    Go AD!

    Go UH!

  12. NCAA March 15, 2011 8:54 am

    Go haka!

  13. SteveM March 15, 2011 8:56 am

    WarriorMojo — since you’re here, a comment from brew808 long ago has me curious. Do you know Lava? Also, please check your rockin’ email– got the 3rd Anniversary Tsai-ko Karaoke Call next month… 🙂

  14. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 8:57 am


    midterms this week for you? My younger daughter has been burning the midnight oil studying for hers. She is majoring in kinesiology at UHM.

  15. koakane™ March 15, 2011 8:59 am

    anoddah nice sunny day 8)

    side note re Jessie Sapolu, when my son was baptized we showed up at this little church in Kalihi on Kam IV road. Kahu Kaupu told us there would be one more couple to join us. yes it was him, very nice, humble, polite person. we chatted about stuff and said best wishes to each other after. my wife latter asked me who the big man was and I told her he was from Farrington hs, played at UH and is currently on the SF 49’s team. she said is he any good and I told her, he will be great. true story.

  16. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 9:02 am


    your story is almost as good as hubby’s. He played with Wilt Chamberlain (pick up game) at Klum Gym back in the 1970s. Wilt had retired from the Lakers and was in Hawaii for a volleyball tournament. Hubby was a grad student at UHM.

  17. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 9:08 am

    Hi folks, I am still here. Will not get rid of me until UH teams start winning National Championships, and on a regular basis at that. If other teams can do it, why not UH, unless thinking small time.

  18. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 9:09 am

    I know most of you seem to think small time, I just hope UHAD is not doing that, but always thinking Big Time.

  19. Manoa Mist March 15, 2011 9:12 am

    I admit I’m conflicted on the preponderance of these college basketball tourneys. One difference from the NCAA or NIT is having to pay to enter these events.

    There are several colleges who are not participating because they feel the cost is too high.

    Yes, it’s great to have more games.

    But where does it end? If more is better, why doesn’t Jim offer $30,000 to get the Bows into the Manoa Rec Center adult men’s league? What about $15,000 to get the Bows into the Mililani Basketball Association post season tourney?

    Why don’t we just keep paying to play in tournaments all year round and never stop? More games, we’ll get better.

    When does how good you are come into the equation?

    UH did not finish in the top four of a very weak conference. The top WAC team is a number 12 NCAA seed. UH did not win a game in the conference post season tourney.

    If more tourneys are more better, let’s make more and play for 200th place. Why not?

    All that said, I’m still a UH fan. If the game’s on tv tonight, I’m watching!

  20. koakane™ March 15, 2011 9:15 am

    opps e kala mai small bobo, jessie was still at UH at the time.

  21. NCAA March 15, 2011 9:16 am

    Ms. gigi-hawaii,

    It’s the typical, review illegible notes, notes that don’t make sense, formulas, study group sessions, highlighted material, re-read books, and turn in last minute single spaced typed assignments. Not sure of a major yet but I am interested in Forensic Psychology.

  22. Stretch March 15, 2011 9:18 am

    WSF – instead of “just saying” let’s go Big Time, why don’t you give UH some ideas how they can get there within their budgets.

  23. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 9:23 am


    Interesting! I googled forensic psychology and read the definition in wikipedia.

    I minored in psychology at UHM. I guess forensic psychology is relatively new, because I never saw such a course taught there.

  24. haka March 15, 2011 9:24 am

    I am going to the game tonight because UH is my team.

    I support UH and the decisions that the current administration makes.

    I support the current coaches.

    I support all the athletes past and present.

    I have unwavering loyalty, but not to fault.

    I believe in all things positive during the season.

    At the end of each season, in each sport, I assess what was accomplished and what was not.

    I am small.

    I am average.

    I am fan.

    A UH fan!

    Go UH!

  25. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 9:28 am

    I would go tonight because I like live basketball. (Oh, and because I have a pass.)

    But my son is playing volleyball tonight, so I’ll catch it on Oceanic later.

  26. madeinhawaii March 15, 2011 9:30 am

    Morning! …

  27. d1shima March 15, 2011 9:32 am

    Great Morning All!

    Top XXVIII!

  28. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 9:34 am

    I remember before they added the two post-season tournaments, critics used to put down the NIT, saying it was the crowning of the (then) 65th best team. Gee, oh, so original.

    But I like the NIT. UH has had some fun games in the NIT. Remember that game in 1990? I think it was against Long Beach State when the crowd was going crazy, waving all of those ti leaves. And that final game for AC/Alika against Fresno State in the third round of the NIT was great, too.

  29. d1shima March 15, 2011 9:34 am

    I’ll be there tonight.


  30. d1shima March 15, 2011 9:35 am

    Never going forget Nash waving his towel, getting the crowd going.

  31. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 9:35 am


    I guess you subscribe to cable and not to Direct or Dish. Good to know! lol.

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2011 9:35 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Top thirty in the name of Tom.

    Best of luck to London.

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2011 9:36 am

    Ok, not top 30.

    *Tsigh* I’m just a small thinking fan anyway…

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2011 9:37 am

    How big is London, Tsai?

  35. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 9:39 am

    David Lefotu is going to be very good.

    But he’s still in only his first academic year at UH.

    Can’t always rush things.

  36. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 9:40 am

    London is listed at 6-0, 290. It appears he is not quite 6-0.

  37. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 9:41 am

    I don’t worry too much about height. Players play in cleats. They’re usually taller on the field.

  38. Stretch March 15, 2011 9:41 am

    how many inches is “quite”??

  39. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 9:42 am


    First of all, you get the right coaches in place, with the right kind of thinking. Inotherwards, not just think about winning conference championships, but way beyond that, thinking about winning National Championships. Not just happy about getting to the NCAA tournament. They still need new coaches in some sports with that type of thinking.

  40. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 9:43 am

    And if you’re an offensive lineman, height isn’t as important as reach and lower-body strength.

    I would think that the best linemen would be a player around 6-1 with really long arms, although I’m not sure that’s physically possible. Isn’t wing span usually about the same length as a person’s height?

  41. LK March 15, 2011 9:46 am

    #28 Lime green uni’s

  42. Souljah March 15, 2011 9:46 am


    Not for some gorilla looking guys i’ve known who can scratch their knees standing straight up…

  43. d1shima March 15, 2011 9:46 am

    Too bad London only has one more year to play.

  44. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 9:48 am

    I covered Coolen for about six years.

    He’s the right coach.

    He’s extremely detailed. And, if you’ve ever been in his office, he plans well into the future.

    All coaches have national title aspirations. But the journey to get there really is a one-game-at-a-time focus. He does that.

  45. d1shima March 15, 2011 9:49 am

    how they can get there within their budgets.

  46. Stretch March 15, 2011 9:51 am

    WSF – I am sure all coaches want to win the national championship, that’s everyone’s goal. Thinking it is easy, having the resources to do it is another. What can a UH coach do differently to make it happen??

  47. jm2375 March 15, 2011 9:51 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    We might be at the game tonight, depending on how much homework Screecher has. If they play Friday, we will DEFINITELY be there.

    If we don’t go to the basketball game, we might try to see Tsai Jr. in action. 😀

    PEOPLE, IGNORE THE TROLL. Maybe he’ll go away.

  48. Stretch March 15, 2011 9:52 am

    I want to make a million dollar salary one day, but right now, I am stuck at minimum wage. It’s going to take time for me to work my way up the ladder.

  49. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 9:54 am

    lol, Stretch!

  50. Stretch March 15, 2011 9:54 am

    jm – hold on a sec, Screecher might have homework to do so can’t go to the UH game, but would be able to go to Tsai Jr’s game?? That don’t make sense. Sounds like an excuse to me.

  51. Kekoa March 15, 2011 9:56 am

    ST ~ Will the father of a certain vb player be offering advice to the coach? Is that the real reason for attendace?…and what if that advice is rejected?

    Since the dad is a powerful, influential member of the media, is the coach under the gun?

    Is the son going to be pressured to earn a schollie from a mainland college? So many questions, maybe you should ask WSF for his expert advice.

  52. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 9:59 am

    My apologies for not really paying attention to this debate. Hey, it is spring football time.

    But Stretch is correct in that WSF might have good suggestions but he hasn’t spelled out any other than to think big.

    My feeling is that WSF is trying to play the odds. The dare is for UH to win a national championship or bust. What are there, something like 300 Division I softball teams? Basically, WSF is taking 299 of the 300 teams in the pool. I think it should be turned around. Let WSF pick any Division I team that he feels is doing it the right way, dreaming big. If that team wins a national title, then it lends support to some of his ideas. If that team doesn’t, well, it’s a bust. That’s the same criteria WSF places on Hawaii, only this time he gets to pick his choice of any team.

  53. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:04 am


    I don’t offer advice to anybody, especially not to coaches who don’t get paid for their hard work. I just do what all parents do: Cheer loudly or sit there with a constipated look. (Then again, my constipated look could be traced to my eating habits.)

  54. Stretch March 15, 2011 10:06 am

    ST – and give crap to the refs who are paid?

  55. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:07 am


    Shhhhhh. One of the refs came up to me after the game said he sometimes posts on the blog.

  56. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 10:08 am

    haha. ST, you do look constipated sometimes. But don’t we all?

  57. jm2375 March 15, 2011 10:09 am

    Stretch – Tsai Jr’s game starts at 6 and probably only lasts an hour and half. Besides, it’s against UHS!! So, who do I root for? Basketball starts at 7 and we won’t get home till 9:30 at the earliest.

  58. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:11 am


    but do they have killer nachos? 😆

  59. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:12 am

    jm, you’re welcome to come. You don’t bring enlarged pictures like a certain blogger we know.

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2011 10:15 am

    Okay, here’s my two cents…

    WSF, I don’t know you and have nothing against you. What I wish to say to you is this:

    If you really want to support any sports program, don’t single out any players or coaches for special critcism. The best leaders, bosses and coaches know not to whip their stallions in front of the other horses.

    Secondly, affirm the positive. We all have opinions, but if yours appears to be almost entirely negative regardless of which sport you are discussing, you lose credibilty as a fan and poster here. For every bad thing you say, make sure you say ten good things. Read your posts carefully – do you think you are truly helping UH athletics with your tone? What would a prospective recruit think of UH if they saw your comments. Are you helping or hurting?

    Why not embrace the thoughts of other posters here. Just like you, they are true UH fans and want the best for all UH teams. And trust me, they walk the walk. I think if you were to get to know most of them, you would be impressed with them as people and as sports fans. And I think you’d be surprised at how much in common you may have with many of them.

    Singling yourself out as being unquely correct in all of your opinions only isolates you in the long run. We’re in this together.

    I hope I haven’t offended you by suggesting this. My only intention is to ask you think on these things, and hopefully find your way into a happier place as person and as a fellow UH sports fan here on the Warrior Beat.

    I hope you have a great day WSF. Blessings and Aloha to you.

  61. J March 15, 2011 10:16 am

    Hey, I only show up to greet people at the airport with 5′ 4″ headshots of themselves. Oh, you weren’t talking to me…

  62. SteveM March 15, 2011 10:18 am

    Unrelated to looks, slugger is the rep for some pills that prevent that problem without causing the opposite effect. I take them whenever I travel…especially when I travel. 😐 Ask her about it when you see her next. It works!

  63. NCAA March 15, 2011 10:18 am

    I’d like for the Wahine to win the softball world series but my random pick of the top 25 drew Alabama. Rolltide 😆


  64. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:19 am


    Royce Pollard wants to know if you have any other pictures of his high school basketball days. Preferably one where he out-jumping the opponent.

  65. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:21 am

    I’d like to see some more unique fan interaction.

    At Idaho football games, everybody stands and sings the fight song.

    Fresno fans get crazy, too.

    The only comparable thing is when Hawaii fans sing Hawaii Pono’i.

  66. al March 15, 2011 10:21 am

    WSF…perhaps you should switch your attention from Softball to Tennis.

  67. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:22 am

    I remember Mike Wilton used to make his players learn the lyrics to Hawaii Pono’i. It was kind of funny to see Costas Theocharidis sing it.

  68. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:22 am


    Or the combination.

    The OIA plays soft tennis.

  69. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 10:23 am

    what the heck is soft tennis? now you want me to google that, too? lol

  70. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:24 am

    Sorry for the multiple posts but my car is in the shop.

  71. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 10:25 am

    sometimes, I wonder why I bother to read and comment on the Warrior Beat, especially since I don’t follow many of the sports you all like to discuss.

  72. jm2375 March 15, 2011 10:25 am

    al – WSF was seen at the softball games standing off by himself watching the games with no emotion. Never bothered to come find the Tsaiko group and introduce himself.

  73. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:26 am

    Not sure what soft tennis is. But Derek Inouchi, UH’s sports media relations director, was once a soft tennis champion.

    And, yes, he was a Rough Rider.

    “Tis with hearts full of pride dear Alma Mater … “

  74. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:26 am


    😆 😈 😛

  75. NCAA March 15, 2011 10:26 am

    Mr. al,

    Golf team needs help too. There must be someone on here who can tell them the correct swing path; how to make consistent square contact with the ball off the drive; how to have that perfect swing with the irons; how to hit from rough, mud and stand; and how to correctly read putts. A few other pointers will also be greatly appreciated.

  76. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:27 am


    I just come here to read the food comments …

  77. NCAA March 15, 2011 10:28 am

    stand should be sand.

  78. Stretch March 15, 2011 10:28 am

    #72 – all the Tsaikos going to softball games should go and introduce themselves. maybe he’s shy. next game I see him there, I’ll go talk to him.

  79. J March 15, 2011 10:29 am

    I’ll look, but the best leaper in the gym during those games was the 5’7″ point guard from LJ.

  80. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 10:29 am

    Tsai, are you a Rough Rider, too? I was page 2 editor of the Rough Rider, the school newspaper nobody read. lol.

  81. jm2375 March 15, 2011 10:29 am

    ST – #70 – you’re the blog host, we all want to hear your tidbits of wisdom. 🙄 😆

  82. Kazz March 15, 2011 10:30 am

    A belated “Happy Birthday” to Sarah Robinson.

    Per the birthday tradition, she “ran the gauntlet” last night after the Wahine defeated Longwood.

    Nice birthday huh? Hit a triple that set the table for the win!!!

    My friends and I used to have a similar tradition for birthdays, t’was more brutal though. We called it “The Unblinking Eye” with reference to the Stonecutters Episode of The Simpsons. I won’t say anymore…

  83. koakane™ March 15, 2011 10:30 am

    gigi soft tennis originated in Japan (?). my daughter played it in HS and it improved her finesse game. played with a rubber ball and had to use modified racket similar to badminton type. funny in the beginning but as one master it becomes a great game.

  84. Kazz March 15, 2011 10:30 am


    Duffer and Whitey’s ears are ringing.

  85. haka March 15, 2011 10:30 am

    soft tennis is like hitting a tennis ball made of a fortified condom. it warps and wobbles and makes you whiff!

  86. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 10:31 am

    gee, thanks for the graphic info, guys! lol

  87. Bwhaha March 15, 2011 10:32 am

    history repeats itself


    March 15th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Tsai, are you a Rough Rider, too? I was page 2 editor of the Rough Rider, the school newspaper nobody read. lol.

  88. koakane™ March 15, 2011 10:33 am

    kden gangie have a lunch engagement so catch yu’all latter

    one cup of kope den I go

  89. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:34 am

    Speaking of golf, we always give the coach grief that he is never seen with his team. But, alas, saw the coach and his team Saturday. They were heading out to a tournament. John Estes’ brother is supposed to be a member of the team, I think.

  90. Kazz March 15, 2011 10:34 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    March 15th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Fresno fans get crazy, too.

    Oh you mean tossing hot coins on opposing players and FSU fans calling visiting softball players b—— and c—-?

  91. koakane™ March 15, 2011 10:35 am

    haka: soft tennis is like hitting a tennis ball made of a fortified condom. it warps and wobbles and makes you whiff!


  92. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:35 am

    Ah, the Rough Rider. I think I saw the adviser working the Sodxho booth a couple of weeks ago.

  93. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:36 am


    ToeMaytoe, ToeMahToe.

  94. koakane™ March 15, 2011 10:37 am

    oh last one …… dem lurking 100’s wanabe will be here soon

  95. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 10:38 am

    Wife’s here. I gotta do a quick errand.

  96. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2011 10:38 am

    I count on Kazz to put things into such brilliant perspective. 😆

  97. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2011 10:39 am

    100 perhaps?

  98. J March 15, 2011 10:44 am

    #95, hmm… family blog.

  99. Da Punchbowl Kid March 15, 2011 10:49 am

    *Everyone lurks, plays the waiting game for the 100 post*

  100. Ralph March 15, 2011 10:49 am

    Last night i asked everyone to ignore WahineSoftballFan, I open the WB and there are “uku Pile” posts started by buddy Al last night.

    You’ve all made WSF day, now he stands before his mirror and in all his glory, he tells his other half, looks like only the two of us know anything about sports.

  101. Ralph March 15, 2011 10:50 am


  102. Ralph March 15, 2011 10:56 am

    ESPN Poll

    #ESPN.COM/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25#


    ESPN.COM/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

    (Records through March 14, 2011)


    —- — —

    1. GEORGIA (7) (21-1) 480 3

    2. ALABAMA (5) (24-1) 479 2

    3. FLORIDA (8) (25-1) 474 1

    4. WASHINGTON (19-0) 428 6

    5. ARIZONA ST (24-1) 411 7

    6. MICHIGAN (25-1) 406 5

    7. ARIZONA (21-4) 360 4

    8. OKLAHOMA (22-5) 358 9

    9. CALIFORNIA (16-2) 329 11

    10. STANFORD (17-3) 290 12

    11. (tie) TENNESSEE (20-4) 280 8

    11. (tie) UCLA (20-5) 280 10

    13. MISSOURI (16-3) 277 14

    14. TEXAS (18-3) 235 13

    15. BAYLOR (22-3) 215 22

    16. OREGON (18-4) 209 14

    17. NEBRASKA (19-2) 187 20

    18. OKLAHOMA ST (20-6) 142 18

    19. UL LAFAYETTE (20-3) 131 16

    20. HAWAII (21-5) 123 17

    21. KENTUCKY (16-4) 116 23

    22. TEXAS TECH (29-1) 88 19

    23. TEXAS A&M (20-6) 73 24

    24. AUBURN (22-2) 58 NR

    25. LSU (15-10) 20 21

    Dropped Out: No. 25 HOUSTON

    Others Receiving Votes: NOTRE DAME 15, DEPAUL 12, FRESNO ST



    Last Updated: 03-15-11 12:55

  103. NCAA March 15, 2011 10:56 am


    I was actually referring to WSF. He is an expert in the sports performance field, therefore he would be a valuable asset to the golf team. For all we know he could be playing in the Pro Senior golf tour. All the golfers would line up to drool over his perfect swing and wish that one day they could emulate it. Since Tiger is not so much in demand nowadays Nike could hire him to do TV commercials and children would say, “I’m WSF”.

  104. Ralph March 15, 2011 10:58 am

    USA Today Poll

    USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll – Week #5 (Mar. 15)

    The USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll is voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches, one representing each conference. Records as of Mar. 13, 2011 are shown, first-place votes are in parentheses.

    Rank Team Record Pts Pvs

    1 Georgia (25) 21-1 744 1

    2 Florida (4) 25-1 715 2

    3 Alabama (1) 24-1 692 3

    4 Washington 19-0 659 5

    5 Michigan 25-1 608 6

    6 Arizona St. 24-1 600 8

    7 Arizona 21-4 246 4

    8 UCLA 20-5 517 9

    9 Oklahoma 22-5 506 10

    10 California 16-2 486 11

    11 Tennessee 20-4 450 7

    12 Texas 18-3 415 12

    13 Stanford 17-3 387 13

    14 Nebraska 19-2 347 16

    15 Oregon 18-2 323 15

    16 Hawai‘i 20-5 290 14

    17 Missouri 0 NR

    18 Baylor 22-3 237 23

    19 Louisiana-Lafayette 20-3 224 17

    20 Oklahoma St. 20-6 169 20

    21 Texas Tech 29-1 158 19

    22 Texas A&M 20-6 124 22

    23 Auburn 22-2 105 NR

    24 Kentucky 16-4 77 NR

    25 LSU 15-10 31 21

    Others receiving votes:

    Fresno St. 17, DePaul 13, Georgia Tech 10, Notre Dame 7, Virginia 5, Syracuse 3, Long Beach St. 3, Kansas 1, Northwestern 1, S.C Upstate 1, Troy 1

    Dropped out:

    No. 25 Syracuse

  105. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 11:03 am

    Hey, I know who the Tsaikos are at the softball games, and where they sit. Talk about no emotion, seeing them you would think they were sitting in a library, or somewhere needing to be quiet.

    I am all for the Wahine Softballers, just sad they are not getting the kind of coaching they so rightly deserve.

  106. NCAA March 15, 2011 11:05 am

    Need some clarification here. This is what Darren Pai said as written by the SA in an article about a letter of apology and a $50 gift card.

    “Also, customers will not be billed for any electricity usage during the outage, “ Pai added. “This is standard procedure. Customer bills are based on their use of electricity. So they are not billed for any electricity usage during any outage.”

    My question is, how can someone be billed for electricity usage if there is an outage? I’m not a homeowner and don’t pay the electricity bill so I don’t know the specifics about electricity usage and payments. All I know is don’t put your finger in the socket.

  107. d1shima March 15, 2011 11:08 am

    With the exception of UL-L, every other team on the Top 25 has vastly superior resources available to what Coach Coolen can access.

    Maybe a recent frequent poster here is a Rajin’ Cajun staffer?

  108. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 11:12 am


    If Coolen is as organized and plans for the future as you say he is, then why is it that the Wahine are not constantly in the Softball World Series, let alone, the NCAA tournament like some teams are. That must tell you that he is not doing some things right.

  109. jm2375 March 15, 2011 11:22 am

    BCS money being put to good use?

    “Everybody is playing a gamble that something like this won’t happen,” said Dana Buntrock, associate professor of architecture, at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Buntrock, like many others, sees California’s past as a present danger. The university is spending more than $300 million to retrofit and renovate its ancient sports stadium, tucked into the hills overlooking the bay.

    “There are places where two walls that were aligned in the 1920s have moved a half meter apart,” she said.

  110. SailorBlue March 15, 2011 11:26 am


    For the most part I have stayed out of this spat, but the LIE you have just uttered made me see red and my hands shake with anger. To say that the Tsai-kos “were sitting in a library, or somewhere needing to be quiet” is just a bald face LIE.

    After every player has an turn at bat we clap and offer words of encouragement whether they get a hit or make an out. When they field we cheer when they make a good play and groan when they don’t. At the end of the inning we clap. At the end of the game we clap, louder if we won.

    As a Naval Officer with 26 years in, your LIE deeply offended my sense of HONOR. Debating coaching and playing is one thing. I’ll respect your position even if I don’t like it. It’s what I have devoted my life to since I was seventeen. But a flat out lie is another thing.

    Please see me at a game if you wish to discuss further. CDR Jerry R. Boster, U.S. Navy

  111. NCAA March 15, 2011 11:26 am


    Is this you? ski8401 at yahoo dot com

  112. Ralph March 15, 2011 11:29 am

    The USA Today’s poll and the ESPN poll reflects the BCS resources available to these teams, everyone ahead of UH plays in the SEC, Big 12 or Pac 10. It’s an honor for UH to stand with these programs and I might add, hold their own. Remember, the Pac 10 owns the College World Series, even the SEC is without a CWS title in softball. The Big 12 is knocking on the door more often than the SEC, but can’t bust through. So don’t find fault with UH, we are in good company, the SEC and Big 12,we are looking in and trying to beat the Pac 10.

    UH as a non BCS program had to go through the Pac 10 to win any regional, once they were placed in Kansas in Big 12 country when Brooke Wilkins tried to get them to the CWS.

  113. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 11:29 am


    No, it is not.

  114. Ralph March 15, 2011 11:33 am

    There are times we measure a coaches accomplishments by standards that are above and beyond wins and losses, conference championships and National titles, and one of these times is reflected in the story of Justine Tjaden of Murietta Valley High School who will matriculate to UH next fall.

    We can be proud of coach Coolen, a coach of our student athletes and a man of compassion.

  115. NCAA March 15, 2011 11:35 am

    That’s funny, I wasn’t posting to WSF.

  116. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 11:35 am


    The same top teams in the Big 12, and SEC are constantly in the World Series, not to mention the NCAA tournament. The Wahine are in the NCAA tournament on a very random basis, and have been only in the College World Series just once. With the talent the Wahine had, they should have been in the College World Series, and also, the NCAA tournament more then they have, but coaching has held them back.

  117. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 11:40 am

    But they were in the College World Series last year, with essentially a young team with new starters at several positions.

    What people want to know from WSF is what is your suggestion. What would you suggest they change. And, again, who is your pick to win the College World Series. And explain why.

  118. NCAA March 15, 2011 11:42 am

    Mr. Ralph,

    Thank you for that article. Coach Coolen is the man!

  119. roy March 15, 2011 11:43 am

    Is the eastman d-line kid in spring ball?

  120. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 11:44 am


    Sorry, as for who I feel will win the College World Series, I am torn between either UCLA, or Arizona, the only reason, boils down to Coaching.

  121. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 11:44 am

    Tick … tick … tick …

  122. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 11:47 am


    That’s good. What do you like about their coaching? Is the preparation? In-game strategy. They’re different teams. Arizona seems to be more of a power team. But that could be dry-air aided. Specifics. And there are no wrong answers. Just opinions here, right?

  123. NCAA March 15, 2011 11:48 am

    I’m with Mr. al and Ms. gigi-hawaii and want to know what sports WSF has coached, how well did his teams perform (undefeated), the names of players that went through his system and now play at a higher level, and what sports he played or currently played. He must be quite an athlete and coaching mastermind. Could he even be better than the late Wally Yonamine.

  124. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 11:53 am

    Actually, I’m not really interested in WSF’s background as to his opinion other than the coaching needs to be better. I’m curious to how, given the roster, how he would decide on each situation. What about the pitching rotation. Flip flop it? Go with one pitcher all the way, like some teams do?

  125. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 11:53 am


    #117, that should mean the Wahine should not only get into the NCAA tournament but also the College World Series, also. The way they are being coached, both seem quite bleak.

  126. NCAA March 15, 2011 11:55 am

    Wait ST, he is now consulting with his Ouiji board.

  127. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 11:57 am

    In football, coaching can be evaluated on strategy, schemes, etc.

    But softball coaching comes down to, basically, situational strategy. For instance, in football a team can run various offense. In softball, a team is either power hitting — think Earl Weaver’s teams — or slap-and-run hitters. But UH doesn’t have any left-handed slap hitters, so it can’t play that style. So if it comes down to situational strategy, where does Coolen need to improve?

  128. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:02 pm


    I think WSF’s original premise was UH was not a success because, basically, it did not win the College World Series. To me, that’s not a very bold dare because he basically is taking the field against UH. My point was to turn it around and let WSF take a team, any team, while everybody else gets the field. WSF’s odds should be greater because he can pick anybody whereas the readers were locked into just UH.

    But then he picked two teams.

  129. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:04 pm


    Pitching and defense are quite solid right now, as long as the coach does not mess with it. It is the hitting that I am quite disappointed in. Not the number of home runs but the inability to be consistant in their hitting. Especially, the Big 5. Coach Coolen’s inability to correct what is wrong. There should have been some indication of improvement since the beginning of the year, but still the same, which could only mean lack of coaching.

    The Wahine got lucky with Oklahoma, and Stanford, in that they did not throw their Ace pitcher against the Wahine. When their Ace did come in, the Wahine could not get a hit.

    The Wahine have even struggled against an Ace from an average team.

  130. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 12:04 pm

    I am sitting here, chuckling at this conversation. Quite funny.

  131. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:05 pm

    Now if WSF takes a team, which most likely is ranked No. 1 or been a traditional power, and that team doesn’t win the College World Series, that’s coaching, right?

    If the Miami Heat doesn’t win the NBA title, that’s coaching, right?

  132. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:06 pm


    I assume you’re just messing with us because you do know that Coolen is the pitching coach, right?

  133. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:08 pm

    Let’s assume that the more UH plays, the more its games are televised and scouted, that opponents have a better understanding of ways to pitch.

    What flaws in the swings, or the approach, do you feel need to be corrected?

  134. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:11 pm


    #127, it is quite simple, and it cost the Wahine, last year. Not missing in the short game with the power. This year they need to mix in alot of the short game, go for the line drive base it. Forget about trying to swing for the fences, which Coach Coolen wants them to do.

    That philosophy can only lead to trouble, especially against good pitching. It has been proven out so far this season. When the Wahine face good pitching, they cannot hit, with any consistancy at all.

  135. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 12:11 pm

    It’s true that the Heat’s coach has come under fire and been criticized left and right.

    When is Coolen’s contract coming up for renewal, ST? I wonder what Jim Donovan thinks.

  136. J March 15, 2011 12:11 pm

    ST, maybe you should have asked WSF to pick a coach, since apparently it’s not really the team that wins or loses. Continuing with that line of thinking, the same coach should win the national championship every year if he or she offers the best coaching.

  137. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:13 pm


    The only reason I picked 2 teams is that I could not differentiate between the 2 coaches. If either coach were coaching the Wahine, I would be very confident in picking the Wahine.

  138. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:13 pm


    Good point.

    WSF: PIck a coach, any coach.

  139. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:14 pm

    So, if UH hired the Arizona or UCLA coach it would win the College World Series?

  140. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:15 pm


    #131, if the Miami Heat had the Laker Coach, mmmmm.

  141. Ralph March 15, 2011 12:15 pm

    six of the nine starters for Na Wahine are hitting .300 or better. Anytime a batter hits .300 or better is an accomplishment.

    another axiom, good pitching can beat a good hitting team, but 🙂 you got to score for your pitcher at least one run.

  142. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:15 pm


    #139, I would say, YES.

  143. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 12:16 pm

    but Miami beat the Lakers twice, right? so why hire Phil?

  144. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:17 pm


    What is their batting average, with runners on base????

  145. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:19 pm

    I think you mean with runners in scoring position.

  146. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:21 pm


    #133, Quit swinging for the fence, just swing for the solid line drive. The way the Wahine are swinging, all the opposing pitchers have to do is throw off speed pitches, have the Wahine swinging off balance cause they are trying to hit the ball out of the park. That is why alot of the Wahine are swinging off balance, leaning forward, way off balance, resulting in lazy pop ups and grounders.

  147. Ralph March 15, 2011 12:22 pm

    actually, most teams can’t hit against well against good pitching, but it doesn’t mean the good pitcher will always win, it will never happen. It is definitely a good start to have an ace pitcher on the mound for your team to begin the game and hopefully your batters can score one more run than the other team when the game is completed.

  148. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:23 pm


    #145, Runners do not necessarily have to be in scoring position, just on base. As soon as that happen, more so do the hitters try to hit for the fences.

  149. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:23 pm

    You still have to choose Arizona or UCLA.

    Anyway, back to hitting style. I don’t see UH’s big five trying to pull every pitch; swinging hard doesn’t mean they are swinging for the fences. So, for instance, what would you do to change, say, Rodriguez?

  150. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:25 pm

    Actually, hitting with a runner on first is quite different from hitting with runners at the corners.

  151. Ralph March 15, 2011 12:26 pm

    good pitchers mix location and speed with a variety of pitches, and that is what makes hitting a baseball or softball difficult.

    Inducing pop ups and ground outs is a testament to good, sound pitching, not necessarily bad hitting. Advantage-good pitcher. and in some places, very helpfully to have an umpire with a wide and high strike zone for a control pitcher.

  152. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:28 pm

    Again, WSF, I’m not here to put you on the hot seat. It just seems you’ve made some statements that have caused a commotion. Since I don’t cover softball anymore and haven’t been to a game this year, I’m curious as to what you think the coaches are not doing well, and how would you correct it? I mean, say if I were to question the Lakers’ coaching, you’d want a better answer from me than “they should score more points.”

  153. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 12:35 pm


    I believe WSF is criticizing the Wahine’s hitting, especially their tendency to try to hit beyond the fence. That is his main premise or critique.

  154. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 12:41 pm


    As someone who has attempted to play fast-pitch softball, I think making contact is an accomplishment. That’s why 70 percent failure in softball and baseball is considered to be a success.

  155. Pride. March 15, 2011 12:42 pm

    Much needed prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Japan.

  156. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 12:47 pm


    #152, Just have the hitters hit the ball up the middle, do this by not swinging as hard. Or, hit the ball where it is pitched, do not try to pull it. Coaches need to put less stock in the home run. Re-teach the value of the base hit.

    Last year, the players would just swing for the base hit, homers would come naturally, not trying to be forced, like this year.

    Take Rodriguez for instance, with no runners on base, she has that nice easy swing, which ends up being a nice hit ball, but with runners on base, she jacks up her swing, inotherwards swings harder, faster, end result most often then not, with a negative result.

  157. d1shima March 15, 2011 12:57 pm

    Hit ’em where they ain’t!

  158. d1shima March 15, 2011 12:57 pm

    A walk’s as good as a hit!

  159. d1shima March 15, 2011 12:58 pm

    Choke up!

  160. duffer March 15, 2011 12:58 pm

    Hey WSF, maybe you can help Tiger regain his winning ways.

  161. d1shima March 15, 2011 12:59 pm

    and the ole reliable….

  162. d1shima March 15, 2011 12:59 pm

    all together now….

  163. d1shima March 15, 2011 12:59 pm

    Keep your eye on the ball!

  164. NCAA March 15, 2011 1:03 pm

    A chameleon! Hitting (last mainland tournament), then fielding (last mainland tournament), then coaching, and now hitting again.

    Mr. Pride,

    Prayers all that are affected by the tsunami. Thank you for the reminder that there is more to life besides perceived bad coaching and abysmal hitting.

  165. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:04 pm

    So, anyone go to Hall & Oates? I had tix, but couldn’t go at the last minute. Wotta waste.

    Will be going to the Doobie Brothers with War and maybe BB King.

    But I’m really hoping for a SNSD concert here. As if. Gigi, do you know them? If not, what happened to your hallyu pride?

  166. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 1:05 pm

    The only Wahine I see trying to work on her hitting is Kelly. She is always in the batting house by herself, at least an hour, before any of her teammates show up. Rest can be found in their clubhouse. They must feel that they do not have to work on their hitting, cause they are all hitting close to 400.

    If they have time to be in the clubhouse, they have time to be in the batting house, cause they all need it. But does coach Coolen care, NO!!!!

  167. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 1:05 pm


    huh? lol

  168. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:05 pm

    SteveM, not sure about 4/16 yet. Hopefully.

  169. Pomai March 15, 2011 1:05 pm

    #110 – He obviously has not seen our brother Kazz at the games. LOL

  170. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:06 pm

    Gigi, google. Gigi, google. Gigi, google.

    That’s kind of fun to say, actually.

  171. NCAA March 15, 2011 1:07 pm

    I meant “Prayers to all…”

  172. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 1:07 pm


    #160, the great one does not need help. I would not want to make him worst. He knows exactly what to do.

  173. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 1:08 pm


    yeah, google!

    I googled FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY today. das enuff!!!

  174. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:08 pm

    Everyone should know about SNSD as they will soon take over the world.

    Or they will, if the world is a fine and honorable place.

  175. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 1:08 pm


    I have seen move from one side of the stands to the other. Meaning 1st base stands to 3rd base stands. He does move alot, I must say.

  176. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 1:10 pm


    Who is the guy that is always eating sunflower seed, and disposing them into a red cup?

  177. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:10 pm

    No, Gigi, seriously, you should google SNSD. They are conquering Asia and the West is next.

  178. Kazz March 15, 2011 1:11 pm

    i spit fire

  179. papajoe2 March 15, 2011 1:12 pm

    al, hahaha, he got ST too.

    Just delete the bitch.

  180. papajoe2 March 15, 2011 1:13 pm

    sorry, I’m stooping low.

  181. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 1:13 pm


    I must admit you do move alot during games.

  182. NCAA March 15, 2011 1:13 pm


    If you spit fire then I know where you should spit it.

  183. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:13 pm

    ST: I’m hoping David Lefotu gets a chance to play as I need new candidates for my favorite player rankings since Pepa, Alex Green and Kamalu Umu are done.

  184. SteveM March 15, 2011 1:16 pm

    I hit a home run once in fast pitch softball. Once. It was an accident and I was swinging the way I always do. All my previous contacts were line drives to the second baseman. I hear baseball commentators say things like, “if he hit that ball 1/8″ lower, it would have been a home run”.

    So, one can coach hitting a ball with a bat with 1/8″ precision? A player can swing to hit with 1/8″ precision to make a home run versus a hard hit liner?

    Excuse my ignorance and lack of coaching– I usually play softball and come home with stitches in my face. So I don’t play very often…glasses are expensive too. 😐

  185. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:18 pm

    ST, would you still prefer the 200 $1 million winners if you were the one $200 million winner?

  186. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 1:19 pm


    OK, I googled SNSD and read wikipedia. IMPRESSIVE 9 KOREAN GIRLS PERFORM ROCK.

    I wonder if I can hear them on Pandora.

  187. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:20 pm

    ST, do you still keep in touch with Best of Friends? Whatever happened to J. Ito?

  188. Kazz March 15, 2011 1:20 pm


    Do any of the softball WAC umpires post on here???

    I have questions for them. Mostly rhetorical.

  189. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 1:22 pm


    You hit line drives a home run may eventually come. Why do you think Ichiro is such a good hitter for such a long time, cause he swings for the home run. No, swings to get line drive base hits. Home runs just happen from the product of the line drive swing. Inotherwards, he does not try to over power the ball.

  190. WarriorMojo March 15, 2011 1:22 pm

    Gigi, see, I told you you’d be interested. They just signed a deal to represnt INTEL. That’s huge.

    Anyway, check YouTube. TONS of videos.

    My better half is skeptical but I really like their music. I just prefer to listen while watching.

  191. LizKauai m/ March 15, 2011 1:23 pm


    Big time, small time… no mattah. Long as not Mean Time.


  192. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 1:24 pm


    they are that cute, huh?

  193. NCAA March 15, 2011 1:28 pm

    All great hitters have an upward swing through the hitting zone.

  194. tom mui March 15, 2011 1:30 pm

    Should I be coaching baseball or softball, and the bases are filled – I was advise my batter to go up there and get hit by the ball.

    But then that is the type of coach I am.

  195. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 1:33 pm

    hi Tom,

    what time is it over there? are you still in China?

  196. Pomai March 15, 2011 1:36 pm

    tom you sneaky buggah you

  197. Kazz March 15, 2011 1:37 pm

    My team is pitching, opposing team has the bases loaded and they have 0 outs.

    I call time and remind my pitcher that the girl coming up to bat was talking smack about our team before the game. I direct her to bean her in the face.

    Should I coach fastpitch softball or THUNDERDOME?

  198. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 1:38 pm

    #106…NCAA in business, this is how you make a “no brainer” situation look like you are doing something great for everyone. PR the situation and turn a negative image into a positive one. Some call it BS, by another name.

  199. NCAA March 15, 2011 1:44 pm

    Mr. NorthShoreFan,

    Or could it be intelligently stating the obvious? 😆

  200. NCAA March 15, 2011 1:49 pm

    Bases loaded no outs, challenge the batter. Let them earn the win and not give it away due to walk, HBP, or error.

  201. wafan March 15, 2011 1:49 pm


  202. wafan March 15, 2011 1:49 pm

    #115 —


    Good one.

  203. wafan March 15, 2011 1:50 pm

    So many unanswered questions.

    Lots of opinions, though.

  204. wafan March 15, 2011 1:52 pm

    Hope all of our student-athletes had a great day!

    Study hard!

    Practice hard!

  205. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 1:52 pm

    Kazz, you too funny!

    Ralph, mahalo for the link. she will be a great get whne she comes in. nobody will have any excuses to not be the best they can be with her around. Great story and model.

  206. Kazz March 15, 2011 1:52 pm


    Check your mail.

  207. Kazz March 15, 2011 1:53 pm

    I meant EMAIL

  208. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 1:54 pm

    One wise batting coach sid in order to be a good hitter there are two things you must do.

    1. See ball

    2. Hit ball

    Name dat coach!

  209. Kazz March 15, 2011 1:54 pm


    Dey you go again. You think I’m kidding.

    Brah I’d potato that —–.

  210. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 1:56 pm



    better than yesterday

  211. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 1:57 pm

    hey, what happened to WarriorMojo?

    hit and run

  212. Ralph March 15, 2011 1:58 pm

    NSF what you call the umpire that doesn’t see the ball?

  213. NCAA March 15, 2011 1:59 pm

    Now, now Kazz. I thought you don’t advocate violence when you posted to bb. If WSF was the batter what would you do?

  214. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:01 pm


    C’mon now. When a batter um… gets beaned it’s part of the game.

  215. wafan March 15, 2011 2:03 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Thank you!

  216. wafan March 15, 2011 2:04 pm

    #212 . . .

    Employed by the WAC’y?

  217. NCAA March 15, 2011 2:05 pm

    Now that is funny Kazz! I would also guess that no one from WSF’s team would rush the field and charge the pitcher.

  218. wafan March 15, 2011 2:06 pm

    #212 . . .

    The fumbler?



    Some other naughty name?

  219. wafan March 15, 2011 2:06 pm

    Or is the Karl?

  220. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:11 pm

    Now now… I like Carl Clapp.

    Nice guy. Genuine guy. Hard worker and not ashamed to say one of the first people very supportive of the development of the Na Wahine Softball Booster Club.

  221. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:11 pm

    Karl? Oh you mean Karl Benson.

    no comment.

  222. Pomai March 15, 2011 2:12 pm

    #212 Blind

  223. Pomai March 15, 2011 2:14 pm

    Kazz a fresnick fan is at the plate, what do you do?

  224. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:15 pm


    I can’t bring myself to say this during a women’s sporting event:


  225. NCAA March 15, 2011 2:15 pm

    Reminds me of a joke.

    The devil Challenged God to a baseball game. God said you don’t have a chance, we have Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and all the Yankee greats plus more!

    The devil said, “We have all the umpires”.

  226. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:16 pm


    March 15th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Kazz a fresnick fan is at the plate, what do you do?

    Give him a “Russian Mouthwash”. Ya know, have him “bite the curb”.

    I can’t wait 5 days to purchase a firearm.

  227. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:17 pm

    Oh that devil is one tricky buggah!!!

  228. Pomai March 15, 2011 2:25 pm

    NCAA good one.

  229. Pride. March 15, 2011 2:26 pm

    A little girl was trying to raise $100 for her softball team. She prayed for two weeks but nothing happened. Then she decided to write a letter to the Lord requesting the $100.

    When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to the Lord, USA, they decided to send it to the President of the United States. The President was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little girl a $5 bill.

    The President thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little girl. The little girl was delighted with the $5 and sat down to write a thank-you note to the Lord, which read:

    Dear Lord, Thank you very much for sending me the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through Washington, DC and as usual, those jerks deducted $95.

    Love, Sara

  230. Innocent Observer March 15, 2011 2:33 pm

    wsf – before you blame the coach for all the deficiencies of the wahine softball team, you have to look at the overall picture. The wahines plays in a less competitive league that the other BCS schools, their talent is not as great (but they have great talent for the league they play in (wac). Hence, the level of play and talent hinders what a coach can do. If he can recruit BCS type players and play in a highly competitive league, believe the current coach can field a competitive team. And, no matter how great your talent is or the coach, it is difficult to consistently go to the world series, much less win it consistently. Sure, there are better coaches in the BCS schools, but coolen is doing his best with what he has to work with. To blame the coach wholly for your perceived lack of success is unwarranted.

  231. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 2:39 pm

    What an accomplishment. No BCS talent but make it to the NCAA WCSC! Give dat man a new contract!

    Ralph, what was the name of the ump for last nights game?…HAR!!!??? HAR, HAR, HAR????

    Something la dat.

  232. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:46 pm


    I think that home plate ump is a PAC 10 guy.

  233. Pomai March 15, 2011 2:49 pm

    Just looking around and found out that there is 299 Div 1 schools that play womens fastpitch softball, so I guess being the number 16 team in the country isn’t that good. Fire the coach.

  234. PowderPuff March 15, 2011 2:50 pm

    That’s one damn noisy section of the “library” Tsaikos sit in at RWSS. Went to my first Wahine game this Sunday after the baseball game and marveled at how INTO the game the Tsaikos are. I even noticed Kazz jumping off his seat a couple of times. I never did that at a library – anyone else?

    jm, I think the basketball team needs some screechers tonight…whaddaya say?

  235. Pomai March 15, 2011 2:51 pm

    NSF no it was Haw as in HeeHaw like the jacka$$.

  236. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:53 pm

    Simply put, Coach Bob Coolen is the working man’s coach.

    The guy doesn’t stop. Every moment at practice spends teaching and coaching.

    He believes down time is the enemy. He has said NUMEROUS times, that if a student-athlete has any down time it should be spent taking care of academics first, their athletic craft second, and other things once the first two have been squared away.

    He takes care of his student-athletes, but does NOT “baby” them.

    Quite simply put, he takes care of his program and the individuals in it from his players to his assistants, GA’s, etc…

    Oh, and he likes to win.

  237. Pomai March 15, 2011 2:53 pm

    PP you caught him in his sedated mood, you should see him after a energy drink and a bag of skittles.

  238. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:55 pm


    I don’t swear in the library either.

    But I’m being good this season. I only swore once and yelled at umpires three times… this past weekend.

  239. Pomai March 15, 2011 2:57 pm

    Kazz that will be two Hail Marys and one Our Father.

  240. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:58 pm


    Like I said last night, I’m going to hate this week. The schedule has me rushing from the office to the stadium. I feel off walking in the game after more than half of it is done and I hate parking near the stadium.

    I just know my car is going to get blessed by a softball soon.

  241. Kazz March 15, 2011 2:59 pm


    March 15th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Kazz that will be two Hail Marys and one Our Father.

    WHAT? Two bloody marys and a shot of Jager?


  242. Pomai March 15, 2011 3:07 pm

    If it is Kelly who blesses your car does that make it memorabilia material?

  243. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 3:09 pm

    Kazz, I was just going to ask about the Hail Mary and One Father and how you mix dat!

  244. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 3:10 pm

    Have her autograph it, the dent or crack windshield.

  245. longboarder March 15, 2011 3:17 pm

    Steve, you’re a piece of work. You know how to make friends real fast don’t you. I have come to the conclusion that at least you are consistent. Once a clown. Always a clown.

    Stay classy Bozo!

  246. hawaiiansun March 15, 2011 3:34 pm

    sorry ST, most fans like critical yet constructive thinking.

    It keeps everything in perspective and management on their toes.

    Why not?

    These UHAD programs are paid for by tax payers and everyone should be held accountable.

    Unless reporting is balanced, fans are ill-informed by the media.

    On the other hand, sugar-coating is pure rah-rah stuff.

    That’s ok, but hardly credible.

    Loyalty to Caesar does not translate to fidelity to Rome.

    Program trumps personality.

    As for news reporters, a mix is good.

    Too much bad rapping puts you on the non-persona gratis list and too much bull, is not only annoying but also self-serving.

    There is so much info available on the local websites today. It has grown and exploded into a healthy cache of UHAD info on recruiting, statistics and program costs.

    Fans arent stupid and neither can they be compromised with self-proclaimed shouts of what a real fan represents.

    Having said that, it is fun to share info with a well-informed fanbase.

    And winning has a way of settling doubt.

  247. Kazz March 15, 2011 3:39 pm

    I don’t dig autographs. Besides the only autograph I’d be interested in is who signs the check to pay for the damage. 😆 😆 😆

  248. jm2375 March 15, 2011 3:45 pm

    PP – that would be one Screecher only. Thinking about it. We’ll see.

    (Of course, PP more than makes up for the absence of the Screechers 🙄 )

  249. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 3:57 pm


    Reconnected with Best of Friends about a year ago. They’re all still, well, best of friends. Believe Julie is now on the Mainland. Only sad thing is that Laureen recently began chemo. She’s a strong woman, and a woman of faith, so I’m hopeful she’ll beat this.

  250. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 4:05 pm

    Hawaiian Sun:

    Oh, I’m not talking about blind faith. I was saying that a natural response from say, a columnist, will always be: Postseason is too diluted. Hurts the purity.

    We all know that NCAA is the real tournament to pick a national champion. But there’s nothing wrong with the teams left out having a nice party, too. I don’t think anybody in the NIT or the other tournaments believes that winning will make them a national champion. But I think the other tournaments serve the purpose of adding extra good games and giving their fans a little more fun. I’m all for more games and more fun.

  251. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 4:07 pm

    Michigan Warrior… I was disappointed to hear of dad’s condition. Me and my patnah continue to send out healing energy to your ohana.

    Sorry we couldn’t spend more time with you and your ohana but your keeds are a delight!

    It was good to see you connect up with Makani’s ohana at the game. It was good to personalize the blog name! Hope to see you back here soon.

  252. […] Patricia Zapf posted about this interesting story. Here is a small section of the postNot sure of a major yet but I am interested in Forensic Psychology. Stretch: March 15th, 2011 at 9:18 am. WSF – instead of “just saying” let’s go Big Time, why don’t you give UH some ideas how they can get there within their budgets. … […]

  253. Garret March 15, 2011 4:27 pm

    I wonder how long it will take Akron to try to recruit a high school player from Hawaii…

    Kim McCloud, who has been secondary coach at Baylor for the past three seasons, has been named defensive backs coach at the University of Akron.

    McCloud, 42, who also has coached at Missouri, Idaho and Nevada, served as Baylor’s defensive recruiting coordinator the past two seasons, as well.

    McCloud was a three-year starter at the University of Hawaii, where he earned honorable mention All-WAC honors as a defensive back.

  254. Garret March 15, 2011 4:28 pm

    Amazing to read about the Fukushima 50: 50 workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant have stayed on the job, risking their lives to try to save the lives of countless others. When a Japanese official was able to contact one of the Fukushima 50, the nuclear plant worker said that he was not afraid to die, that that was doing his job. If they cannot contain the contamination threat in a few weeks, they will need to find more workers willing to go into the nuclear plant to work…getting volunteers to go into a place so dangerous that anyone within 20 miles of it was asked to evacuate!

  255. Where to Buy Backlinks March 15, 2011 4:29 pm

    You make blogging look like a walk in the park! I’ve been trying to blog daily but I just cant find writing material.. you’re an inspiration to me and i’m sure many others!

  256. wowlaulau March 15, 2011 4:31 pm

    WSF = know it all that knows nothin, classic small man syndrome, classic back seat driver, classic finger pointer, classic whiner with no solutions or a clue, classic can’t see the forest through the trees person, classic my point of view is correct, even if I can’t give specifics or support my point of view.

  257. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 4:33 pm

    Garret, not to be morbid but I wonder how long one can work under these circumstances before radiation poisoning starts to affect performance?

  258. whitey March 15, 2011 4:33 pm

    Garret, doesn’t it sound familiar. Same thinking as Spock in the nuclear reactor on the Enterprise when it would have jepordize the lives of all. This is also the same mentality that made the 442 Inf and 100 Bat special and why they lost so many to save others.

  259. whitey March 15, 2011 4:36 pm

    NSF, i believe this mentality is inbred among the asians children and they just accept it. As they become more westernized, some lose this mentality, but most retain it.

  260. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 4:37 pm

    Duty, Honor, Integrity, do it for the many.

  261. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 4:38 pm

    Okagesama de, (sp?)

  262. whitey March 15, 2011 4:39 pm

    “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”.

  263. whitey March 15, 2011 4:40 pm

    NSF, yes, you are right.

  264. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 4:45 pm


    Interesting way Coolen teaches his players. While they are in the batting house he is elsewhere, most times at RWSS. A few times saw him walking either to, or from the Athletic office. Does he teach his players thru telepathy???

  265. koakane™ March 15, 2011 4:47 pm

    au’wryte whitey ….. where no man has gone before

  266. madeinhawaii March 15, 2011 4:49 pm

    In regards to being a color commentator for the upcoming March Madness, Charles Barkley said on Letterman last night when asked whether he knew basketball well enough to do that, “Well, I may not be able remember all their names, there are so many players. And, there are a lot of people that might remermber the player’s names. But just because you can remember the player’s names does NOT mean that they know basketball. I’ll tell you right now, they don’t know basketball for nothing… I know basketball.” — or something very similar…

    Kind of reminded me of the criticism towards Jim Leahey and his mistakes when calling out the names.

  267. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 4:52 pm


    If they keep hitting the way they have been, wonder where they will be ranked after this coming tournament. Keep your fingers crossed that they are playing on Saturday.

  268. whitey March 15, 2011 4:59 pm

    koakane, these 50 are truly going where no man has gone before, but will they be remembered??? In Japan, ABSOLUTELY!!!! In the US, especially the media, naddah.

  269. whitey March 15, 2011 5:06 pm

    saw an aritcle about a UCLA student (white haole girl) ranting about the “japs” being punished with the earthquake and tsunami and why are they at UCLA. some people will neva learn and this girl is studying to be an attorney. a prejuced student who will neva change her mind. somesome should have told her that she would possibly be not here in life if it wasn’t for the “japs”.

  270. whitey March 15, 2011 5:07 pm

    now back to fb. how was practice today???

  271. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 5:08 pm

    and notice there has been no looting in Japan. Amazing people who stand in line patiently, so willing to share…

  272. Garret March 15, 2011 5:10 pm

    Garret, not to be morbid but I wonder how long one can work under these circumstances before radiation poisoning starts to affect performance?


    That is the reason they are saying they are going to need others to volunteer to work in the nuclear plants soon if the radiation isn’t contained…the current workers aren’t leaving, so you can kind of read between the lines as to the timeline they expect them to live.

  273. Kazz March 15, 2011 5:15 pm


    March 15th, 2011 at 4:45 pm


    Interesting way Coolen teaches his players. While they are in the batting house he is elsewhere, most times at RWSS. A few times saw him walking either to, or from the Athletic office. Does he teach his players thru telepathy???

    Coach Coolen made it clear several times publically. During the week he works with his team and on gameday he feels the players have enough pressure on them so he doesn’t sit on them and breathes down their neck.

    Gameday he wants them loose to play the game that is front of them. Again, the preparation was done in the practices leading up to the games.

    So if we are in the business of asking questions today, what would you specifically do to change this since you feel it is 100% the coach’s fault for why the team is batting .280 instead of .850 or whatever?

    I take it you’ve never seen Coach Coolen work with his team during practice and no one really does and that’s fine. However, to make assuptions that he sits on his hands and is only busy doing yardwork 90% of the time is false and I have no problem addressing this based again on things a few of us have seen and what he has said in public interviews to back up facts.

    If one thinks Coach Coolen should be following his players around from the time they wake up on gameday and is watching every step they make like a bunch of pre-schoolers then that’s fine.

    Like I said, Coach Coolen instills maturity with his players and lets them know what needs to be done and he is not a baby-sitter.

    If I sound defensive, it is my right as is anyone right to come on this blog and cite sarcastic assumptions as if they were documented fact.

  274. whitey March 15, 2011 5:18 pm

    Garret, just out of curiosity, I know your mind thinks and comprehends thousands of words and picture a minute, but how many words can you type per minute???

  275. whitey March 15, 2011 5:22 pm

    Garret, also notice that you don’t have any typo errors and sentences are all structured correctly. You are good. No way my brain can go that fast and still comprehend what I am reading or writing.

  276. whitey March 15, 2011 5:23 pm

    Garret, by the way, did the WAC office respond to your letter to them???

  277. whitey March 15, 2011 5:24 pm

    with 4 in a row, brake time

  278. wilfred yamasawa March 15, 2011 5:28 pm


  279. Karry Courtway March 15, 2011 5:28 pm

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  280. Stretch March 15, 2011 5:36 pm

    Hey WSF – I know the president of the booster club who can introduce you to Coolen. Maybe you can be a volunteer coach and teach them how to hit. Take them to the “Big Time”

    BTW – I am very interested to see if there are forearm grooves in the wooden railing in the corner along the 3rd baseline.

  281. lopaka43 March 15, 2011 5:38 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko Ohana,

    On a positive note inspired by the belated birthday greetings for Sarah Robinson, I had car problems last week and the tow truck operator turned out to be Sarah’s dad who is a great guy. I told him that I was part of the Tsaikos that had helped get the bracelets for the team and he said that all the girls really appreciated the gift and the support that it represented.

    He told me the story about when the Wahine went to Tennessee to play the number one seed for the right to go to the World Series, a situation very similar to what they overcame last year in Alabama. He said Sarah’s older sister was pitching and doing well until her pitching arm was hurt by a “brush back” pitch ordered by the Tennessee coach. She could not continue and Tennessee won and went to the World Series.

    Seems to me the measure of a team is how they play the game, the spirit they have, and how well they represent the University and the State. As Bulla says, by the memories they create. By that standard, WSF’s carping seems very insignificant. The team’s body of work over the years that Coach Coolen has led them shows consistent progress with very limited resources. It reminds me of the determination shown by Coach Les and Coach Shoji in building their programs from similar modest beginnings.

    And as Liz famously says,

    Feed a Tsaiko

    Starve a Troll

    Go Warriors! Go Bows!

  282. kama krab March 15, 2011 5:41 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    WSF ok now your just looking for something to grumble about. I am a coach myself and I don’t know to much head coaches out there that stays around and patrols there players during pre-game. That is why they have assistants and that is why you teach responsibility at a young age. Coaches at the college level are not paid to be babysitters. They are paid to teach and win. Teaching happens during practice not pre-game.

    Get over yourself already cause you have been sounding like a fool from the beginning.

    Oh and if you really want to learn about the game I’ll give a tutorial tomorrow. Just come by St. Louis around 3:30 pm and I can help you out so that you don’t sound so…..ah I’ll be quite now.

  283. wafan March 15, 2011 5:48 pm


  284. Stephen Tsai March 15, 2011 5:50 pm

    Love the softball debate. Five years ago couldn’t. Get anybody to btalk softball.

  285. Kazz March 15, 2011 5:52 pm


    14 months ago you couldn’t get anyone to talk about the game.

  286. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 5:53 pm

    Hey people,

    Like I have said before, the only one I see in the batting house hours before a game trying to get better is Kelly. If like Kazz mentioned early, during the girls spare time academics come first, then working on their softball game. The only one taking it to heart is Kelly. Where are the rest of the girls. You would think Coolen would have them in the batting house, not in the clubhouse. To get better it takes repetition. How can you get repetition sitting in the clubhouse. That is Coolen’s responsibility to get them into the batting house. But where is he….

  287. kama krab March 15, 2011 5:57 pm

    Kazz #285,

    That is very true. Only the faithful where talking about the team. Now the team is wide spread thanks to the efforts of the girls and there coaches. So I guess some buddy here just blowing smoke up his you know what.

  288. Stretch March 15, 2011 5:57 pm

    WSF – are you there for every practice??

  289. Lanaiboy March 15, 2011 5:58 pm

    Last year the Wahine hit 158 homers. When interviewed each Wahine said the same thing. They do not try to hit home runs. All they want to do is to make good contact with the ball and get on base. Home runs are gravy, but welcomed of course. I assume that they have the same hitting philosophy this year. As Bob Coolen always state, hitting is contagious. Majam last year was the source of this contagion with her All-American year; she led by example. This year the Wahine has great pitching from Ricketts and Parnaby. Sometimes this works to the disadvantage to a team. Graham Hays, the softball columnist for ESPU, has an interesting article about Washington University this week. This year Washington has a great hitting team. The past several years, when they had one of the all-time great college pitcher, Danielle Lawrie, the team’s hitting was good but far from outstanding. They did not need to be a great hitting team because the players knew that Lawrie needed only one or two runs to win. Hitting hunger was lacking.

    Hays, when discussing the Wahine in a previous column, stated that the Wahine, being a “mid-major” team, could not on a regular basis, recruit top-flight talent like the BCS teams. Majam was a major exception; she was heavily recruited by the traditional powers. Instead Hawaii depends on unappreciated local talent, hidden gems from California, and a steady stream of outstanding Australian players. With its World series appearance Coolen states that he is getting inquiries from top talent in the islands and the Mainland. Hopefully Coolen will be in the same situation as Shoji, in which Hawaii is always one of the teams considered by top talent, even if not as seriously as say Stanford with its tradition and academic reputation.

    In other sports blogs there is a lot of discussion about the power of conferences in the football BCS and how it affects all sports, including women sports. As someone pointed out there are only two non-BCS schools in the top 25 NCAA softball poll—Hawaii and University of Louisiana—Lafayette. Dave Shoji brings this up all the time in discussing the difficulty of competing against the rich BCS schools and their luxurious facilities and training equipment. We should value coaches like Vince Goo, Dave Shoji, and Bob Coolen who put up good and great teams year after year.

  290. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 6:01 pm

    Put it this way, the Warrior football players workout and practice as a group, on their own, which can only lead to good things. The only Wahine that does this is Kelly, where is everyone else. The rest must not need work on their game, especially the hitting side. Must all be hitting very close to 400 or over, mmmmm.

  291. kama krab March 15, 2011 6:06 pm


    Once again,

    That is why he has assistants. Does Coach Coolen have to be there? Absolutely not.

    Does that mean he is not doing his job? Absolutely not.

    Once again WSF stop digging yourself a grave cause the grave is getting deeper and deeper as you contiue to post. Stop searching for things to grumble about and just enjoy the ride. Cause when it is all said and done, the girls will be back in the tournament with a chance at another CWS.

    Remember, the hard work is put in during practice. Pre-game is a time to get focused on the task at hand. Different players do different things to get there. You should now that if you ever played a team sport.

    Ok I’m done. Oh and the invitation is still out if you have time tomorrow. See you at 3:30 pm down at St. Louis.

  292. WahineSoftballFan March 15, 2011 6:08 pm


    Last year the Wahine hit 158 homers. When interviewed each Wahine said the same thing. They do not try to hit home runs. All they want to do is to make good contact with the ball and get on base. Home runs are gravy, but welcomed of course. I assume that they have the same hitting philosophy this year.

    What you have said above is true, the problem is the philosophy has changed, in the they know try to hit home runs, instead of just making good contact with the ball and get on base. Swinging harder to put the ball over the fence. Not just swinging to make contact, there is a difference.

  293. kama krab March 15, 2011 6:11 pm

    Man I give up,

    Keep digging WSF. Keep digging.

  294. Kazz March 15, 2011 6:13 pm

    It’s clear this is not even a discussion on softball. It’s lies on top of lies of top of false accusations.

    Oh and if anyone actually believes only one player on this team is working hard for this season, don’t buy the lies.

  295. haka March 15, 2011 6:16 pm

    So I wonder how one would grade the “coaching” of Coach Coolen last year?

    Hitting – check

    Pitching – check

    Championships – check

    Post Season – check

    World Series – check

    All American Accolades – check

    Best Team Exposure ever – check

    Why I bet one might say it WAS bad coaching because we didn’t win it all!

    ONE might say.

  296. Kazz March 15, 2011 6:19 pm

    Sorry ST, I’m done. This is retarded.

  297. haka March 15, 2011 6:20 pm


  298. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 6:26 pm

    anybody want to talk about rats in chinatown? lol

  299. RedZone March 15, 2011 6:28 pm

    i think they should fire the rats but keep the coach.

  300. airsumo March 15, 2011 6:30 pm

    I’ve read most of the posts on the softball debate. I’ve concluded that WSF cannot be moved from his current stance on the Na Wahine coaching shortcomings. He has not responded to any questions asked and continually answers with another question. This shows that he is only interested in goading others to respond. The solution is to ignore his posts. Hopefully, he will stop or go away.

  301. hawaiiansun March 15, 2011 6:31 pm

    ST, I was talking in general, however, if you were aiming directly at your topic matter, I agree. Look, we know this tournament tonite isnt ciderella’s magic ball. Nor is it a knock on the door by the big bad wolf. It is precisely what it is–a post season tournamnet with an opportunity for Gib to extend his season. Our basketball program is on the threshold of breaking out of a nightmarish period and Gib has seeming put his team in goose step and we are headed for better times. That we can all agree. The tournament is good for the program at this stage.

  302. SteveM March 15, 2011 6:41 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    March 15th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Love the softball debate. Five years ago couldn’t. Get anybody to btalk softball.

    . Then 4 years ago you started to talk about the great chili and chili dogs there and leveraged it in. 😆

  303. Ralph March 15, 2011 6:46 pm

    Now can we all ignore WahineSoftballFan 🙂 and focus on the Na Wahine Softball team as they gear up for the Chevron Spring Fling tournament on Wednesday. They open WAC play on March 25 and 26 at home against Utah State.

    Ignore him and see for yourself, much of his posts is here say and uninformed opinions, please come out to the RWSS and watch these young ladies play the game of softball at its highest level.

    Tournament starts on Wednesday at 12 noon, UH has a single game at 6 p.m. against Cleveland State.

  304. hawaiiansun March 15, 2011 6:51 pm

    It amazes me to no end the overwhelming rebuttle to what opponents characterize as stupid and lies.

    I would agree with WSF, that something is wrong in Denmark and Coolen is no sacred cow.

    As coach, he is accountable for the performance of his team. The fab5 has not ignited.

    And that raises questions.

    Batting issues can be complicated and without precise info it would be foolish to dabble in speculation. That’s up to Titcomb and Coolen. But, I have observed a obvious batting quirks and revealing statistics that lead me to believe there are issues this year. Also, Coach Coolen has been been shifting so much furniture on deck Im still not sure he has any solution.

    He appears puzzled. That is apparent.

    So, Im just watching to see what Coach does next.

    He is tweaking every game for sure. I would like to know his reasoning for not giving Ricketts a shot at DP. Everyone else has bombed!

    We all know Coach is stronger in pitching than hitting.

    I also know Coolen is a worker and dedicated to his wahine as well as program.

    He has great coaching instincts, but that wont neccesarily improve wahine hitting woes until he conducts batting forensics in the cage together with Titcomb.

  305. Ralph March 15, 2011 7:00 pm

    I think Kaulana and Dickie worked with the hitters, and now John has returned to help the staff while Kaulana enjoys the birth of her daughter, he will also assist with the hitters.

    Coolen works with pitchers and does all the drills with the infielders and outfielders. Coach Dee works with the infielders on individual drills, etc, and Dickie the outfielders. Coach John also worked with the outfielders in the past.

  306. Ralph March 15, 2011 7:04 pm

    What’s wrong with a 21-5 record, a #16 ranking in the USA Today poll, #20 in ESPN, and one of 2 non BCS teams to be ranked in the top 25 poll out of close to 300 college teams fielding a softball team.

  307. Slugger March 15, 2011 7:12 pm



    Let the Mrs. know that my friend in FLG is the father-in-law to Patrick’s wife’s son. Small world.

    GO WAHINE!!!

    GO BOWS!!!


  308. hawaiiansun March 15, 2011 7:13 pm

    I know Titcomb made the difference last year. I saw amanda breakout after whiffing and popping up early on. She started to top the ball on her swings to put it on the ground and in play. That reduced KOs and popups. She regained her eye, leveled her swing and bam!

    This year there are several of the vets struggling with their swing and ball selection. Lots of pops. They are going deep into the count and not attacking. Of course, there are many other factors we are not privy to so, fans just measure results and stats. Even stats say volumes if you know which categories to look at. But that only brings us back to the problem. Like I said, it must be resolved in the cage.

  309. hawaiiansun March 15, 2011 7:20 pm

    Ralph, dont play dumb.

    In football we beat up on 90 lb weaklings and our record looked good. But, when we played kids on the block our size, we folded.

    In major competition, a team’s weakness will be exploited.

    That is where the grousing begins and ends.

    That is WSF’s point of contention–

    How far will wahine team 2011 go, without resolving its hitting woes?

  310. duffer March 15, 2011 7:24 pm

    I think WSF has valid points, but his handle is a misnomer. He’s not a FAN but none the less he has a right to express his opinions. Maybe he can help me with my golf game, I’m that desperate! Nah on second thought I’d ask PP or Stretch first. :-). Maybe even Gigi. Aw what the heck I’ll take up bowling and kick ST’s & Jm xxxx butts. 🙂

  311. jm2375 March 15, 2011 7:32 pm


    Didn’t make it to either game. Screecher was working on a class project till 6 and then was too tired to go anywhere but home.

    Duffer – #310 – you probably would kick our butts, we haven’t gone in so long!

  312. Ballpicker March 15, 2011 7:43 pm

    Great first half. Let’s

    Play a better second.

    Go Rainbow Warriors.

  313. Ballpicker March 15, 2011 7:47 pm

    Miah O is the person that makes that team go. He shouda been a Q B.

  314. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:04 pm

    #269, whitey, Beck has been spewing that same venom. The report about his show sounded like he made the statement about it being punishment then tried like heck to make it sound like that was not what he was saying.

  315. Ralph March 15, 2011 8:05 pm

    Na Wahine is hitting above board, they have 6 batters hitting .300 or better. They may not have last season’s home run pace but they have blasted 33 to date. Doesn’t seem to be hitting woes, yes, their hitting can get better and it will, but no one is panicking, after all this is pre season.

    The team’s hitting categories may not match last season’s pace to date but they will get better and hopefully peak during the WAC season and carry over to post season. Their current numbers are better than the 2007 season and we all know that they were good enough to make it to the super regional in Knoxville. They took a game from the Vols to force a winner take all to advance to the CWS. Tennessee prevailed, nothing to be regret, and the VOLS with Monica Abbott could not prevail against the Pac 10.

  316. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:07 pm

    Watching the first half on OC16, next year the bball team will be exceptional. Miah will have to come back though. Miah is the one who stirs the stew and make it taste GUUD!

    Dashefskey and Santi doing pretty good. Enjoying the telecast down here on the northside.

  317. duffer March 15, 2011 8:12 pm

    Nice crowd tonight. Did they announce the attendance?

  318. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:14 pm

    I’ve enjoyed every game I attended at the RWSS. I like the 2011 team. I don’t expect them to win every game. I do expect them to play good heads up, hustle ball and they have. They still working on some things and that is what sports is all about. Try to get better the next game. Chemistry is not something that you can achieve over night. It’s specila. Last year’s team was special. This years team will find it own course with s differnt cst of characters. The season is sill young. I have a feeling they will go a long way this year. Getting to the point of reloading instead of rebuilding.

  319. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:18 pm

    What’s with the Lime Green shoes?…WalMart sale this week?

  320. madeinhawaii March 15, 2011 8:23 pm

    Off topic…

    Now a report links diet sodas to a 61% increase in strokes and heart attacks.

    The American Stroke Association held their International Stroke Conference a few weeks ago, where researchers presented the findings of a landmark study on diet drinks. They followed more than 2,500 New Yorkers for nine or more years, and found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including heart attack and stroke. … more…

  321. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:24 pm

    The bboyz are starting to get comfortable with each other. Excellent entry pass and interior pass for a flush! All started with Maiah.

  322. madeinhawaii March 15, 2011 8:24 pm


    lime green? St Patrick’s Day.

  323. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 8:24 pm

    hmmm. I drank 3 Diet Pepsis today…

    my blood pressure is normal.

    no stroke today, MIH.

  324. Stretch March 15, 2011 8:28 pm

    WSF – you haven’t responded to my offer to be introduced to Coolen so YOU can take the team to the Big Time with improved hitting.

  325. madeinhawaii March 15, 2011 8:28 pm


    I used to get severe heartburn daily till I cut out canned coffee and other canned drinks. Now I don’t drink anything with artificial sweeteners or corn syrup. Even our jams, I make sure they are sweetened with sugar, not corn syrup.

    Way too much connection to cancers, strokes, and heart attacks with those artificial sweeteners. The latest sweetener is manufactured through a chemical reaction with a poison so deadly that less than a drop could kill a man.

  326. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:28 pm

    WOW!…he is a WARRIOR! coast to coast! … does he look tired?..been running the show all game

  327. Shoko March 15, 2011 8:29 pm

    Warriors shooting 80 percent from the charity stripe. Guess they emphasized FTs after the loss against SJSU. 🙂

  328. madeinhawaii March 15, 2011 8:34 pm

    Hey? Live Stats is Dead… hasn’t moved at all the past 5 minutes.

  329. jm2375 March 15, 2011 8:36 pm

    mih – #328 – i was just about to complain about the same thing!

  330. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:36 pm

    #322 mih…nah…should be kelly green huh?

    Anyhoo, who cares as long a they keep playing like this, who cares what they wear!!

  331. Ralph March 15, 2011 8:36 pm

    OT Alexandra Wallace, a UCLA student, produced this controversial video “Asians in the Library” and it is creating an uproar on the UCLA campus.

  332. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:38 pm

    4 on Sikma, work the inside…go after him

  333. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:41 pm

    Ralph, if its venom, no need to spread it.

  334. LizKauai (macbook) March 15, 2011 8:41 pm

    wilfred. Is that really you? If so, the web link doesn’t work.

  335. Ralph March 15, 2011 8:44 pm

    no venom, just lacking common decency in the wake of the tsunami in Japan and including it in her rant on social behavior.

    The Huffington Post coverage:

  336. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:47 pm

    Ralph, sad commentary on our people that we would do this in the wake of tragedy, pain and suffering.

    Notice not much about looting and stealing like what happened in Loosianah huh?

  337. LizKauai (macbook) March 15, 2011 8:48 pm

    What’s happening with BB?

  338. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:54 pm

    up 69 – 60 2:25 to go. Miah playing like a demon! Sikma just fouled out 2:02 to go.

  339. Shoko March 15, 2011 8:54 pm

    Has Portland even shot a FT this game?

  340. LizKauai (macbook) March 15, 2011 8:55 pm

    Wish the livestats was working!

  341. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:55 pm

    70 – 60 1:43 to go…to play on Friday!

  342. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:56 pm

    yup they have…excellent at the line!

  343. LizKauai (macbook) March 15, 2011 8:56 pm

    cmon BB’s!

  344. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 8:58 pm

    70 – 62…1:33 to go, Maiah just missed two ft

  345. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:00 pm

    Maiah just fouled again…stragey obvious, fouls as soon as you can.

  346. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:01 pm

    71 – 64..1:06

  347. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:02 pm

    74 -64….36 to go!

  348. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:03 pm

    Johnson to the ft line…looks like Bows play on Friday!

  349. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:04 pm

    76 – 64!….a WIN!

  350. LizKauai (macbook) March 15, 2011 9:05 pm

    Yahoo! Mahalo for the live stats! 😆

  351. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:05 pm

    Looks like the inside play, rbs came up big tonight. my player of the game…Ostrowski!

  352. jm2375 March 15, 2011 9:05 pm

    Congrats to the Bows!!!

    Definitely going Friday! Portnoy reporting opponent will probably be Air Force.

  353. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:07 pm

    Kudos to OC16…terrific telecast, good play by play peeps. Hanahou!

  354. RedZone March 15, 2011 9:08 pm

    Way to go Bows. What a battle.

  355. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:10 pm

    I wouldn’t mind watching this game over and just watch Maiah. Really looked like he has been doing this the past three years and not football.

    Coach Mac gotta wait a little loonger!

  356. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 9:11 pm

    17 pts, 6 rbs, 4 asst. First year D1 bball player? Nutz!

  357. gigi-hawaii March 15, 2011 9:25 pm

    congrats, bows!

  358. Derek March 15, 2011 9:41 pm

    You can’t beat High Definition. It’s crystal clear and it’s a lot more enjoyable to watch also.

    Thank you OC 16 for the telecast. I will thank my son too as he works at Oceanic.

    I’m tired of all the bantering about Wahine Softball. The way I look at it we’re getting spoiled with all the accolades that the Wahine got last year. This year is a different team and we’ve got a long way to go. We lost 4 starters with Grimes, Taualii, Yoshikawa, and Puu -Warren. We are playing a freshman catcher, a junior 1st baseman, and rotating players at 2nd base and at right field. It will take time to jell. I would say let’s be patient hopefully the team will find its stride by the time the WAC season starts. Losing to Oregon, Nebraska, Virginia, and Syracuse isn’t a disgrace. They are either ranked or have votes in the polls. Longwood has a very good pitcher. The key is if the team is learning from their failures and if they can improve as the season goes on. Me, I think this team will make a run before it’s all said and done. How far is anybody’s guess. You have to get some luck and some breaks along the way.

  359. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:13 pm

    Terrific W for the BasketBows!

  360. al March 15, 2011 10:13 pm

    one could sense that miah was due for a breakout game scoring wise. he still doesn’t have his shot so he took what they gave him. he’ll need to start knocking down the freebies since he will find himself on the charity stripe quite often.

    great game…they played their butts off.

  361. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:15 pm

    Kudos to Hawaii “Bigs”; outplayed Pilots inside and came out to extend the D just enuf.

    What can ya say about Miah?

    40 minutes, no fouls. Amazing!

    Take the rest of the night off, guy. You deserve it!

  362. jm2375 March 15, 2011 10:16 pm

    Saturday, not Friday?

  363. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:17 pm


    Hard to fault Miah for the 1 for 3 FT’s in the last 2-3 minutes. Legs musta been like rubbah!

  364. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:18 pm


    According to DR on fb, it’s Saturday against USF if they win or AFA otherwise.

  365. al March 15, 2011 10:18 pm

    okay so i missed pops and artie.

    dash and santi tried their best, but, they fumbled often with names and stuff.

    was just wondering why oc16 couldn’t have contracted pops and artie for this game.

    the future though is kanoa doing play by play. he also is knowledgeable having played basketball all his life. pairing him with artie would be a good thing.

  366. al March 15, 2011 10:20 pm

    d1…that is correct. at least you know he’l be in great condition for part2 spring training.

    btw, you may have been the only one who caught on about the tennis. oh, and st did too.

  367. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:24 pm


    Watching the first half on OC16, next year the bball team will be exceptional. Miah will have to come back though. Miah is the one who stirs the stew and make it taste GUUD!

    As much as we all enjoy his participation this season, I gotta hope Gib Arnold can find someone who can do it in his place next BB season…Miah needs to focus on the gridiron after this run.

  368. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:25 pm


    WTF? 😆

  369. cocobean March 15, 2011 10:27 pm

    New rules on exist speeds of bats have cut down home run numbers at Les Murakami. Have the lowering of exit speed of softball bats lowered the number of homers at WSS.

    Last season was the first for the pitcher’s circle at 43′. The intention was to boost scoring, make the game more “entertaining” for the casual fans. The result was a dramtic rise in home runs. Too many in fact for the the softball keepers of the game. Rather than moving the pitching circles forward or increasing the minimum outfield demensions they choose to lower the exit speeds of bats, have a list of “acceptable” bats.

    This is the second season with the circle 3′ feet back. I sure pitchers have made adjustments from what worked and didn’t work from last season. Much like when the Major Leagues lowered the height of the pitchers mound. There was a period of adjustment.

    I feel these are two of the reasons the Wahine are not mercy ruling as many teams as last year. New equipment and pitchers adjusting to the new distance.

    Obviously these aren’t the only reasons for lower than expected hitting numbers. One would expect the Wahine to adjust to their new equipment and adjust to the pitches they are seeing.

  370. Stretch March 15, 2011 10:30 pm

    WSF – put it this way…. answer all the questions above, then people might give you a little credibility

  371. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 10:36 pm

    #367…d1, agree wit dat one. I have a hunch though, that we have all been spoiled wiht Miah. Whoever comes in to take the point will have to really step it up.

    I’m amazed at how Miah just broke down the defense. He a broke it down and hit the open guy for points or pass off for points/fouls. This is his first year of D1 bball after 2 years of no bbbal! He is fearless on drives but aware enough to dish. When his shot comes, watch out!

    Tonight’s 17 won’t be nuthing!

  372. NorthShoreFan March 15, 2011 10:37 pm

    Won’t it be something if he makes All WAC bball and football!?!?@!?

  373. al March 15, 2011 10:44 pm

    i wonder if all of the current basketball roster players will return next year?

  374. al March 15, 2011 10:48 pm

    is usf wins they will be our opponent on saturday. afa if usf fails and they win.

    so what if usf and afa goes down?

    will we host idaho???

    that would bring 7500 to the game.

  375. al March 15, 2011 10:50 pm

    oddly, the cit will now seed the top four out of the twelve first round winners who will have a bye. the next eight, i guess hawaii included, face off to determine the final eight.

    interesting concept.

  376. SteveM March 15, 2011 10:53 pm

    On this day (March 15) in the first year (2007) of The Warrior Beat blog … a consistently high 256 comments on another “no schedule/HF” day and no night shift. Long Time UH Fan was MIA and the las vegas showroom was dark. ST shares this at the top of his blog entry for the day…

    Posted on: March 15, 2007 at 9:10:20 am


    About 25 UH football players attended yesterday’s softball doubleheader, cheering on the nationally ranked Rainbow Wahine.

    Quarterback Inoke Funaki, who organized the outing, brought a drum. The players held signs for each UH player, sang and yelled out original cheers.

    Afterward, Colt Brennan asked shortstop Valana Manuma to autograph his throwing arm.

    A stunned Manuma said: “Are you kidding?”

    Brennan responded: “I really want it. Your team works really hard. We appreciate that.”

    She signed.

    …. [more]

    Final wrap up of yesterday’s Cattle Call day had homey jumping in from the sidelines with a 12 comments (up from 0-3 per day). Similarly, the shy prideperiod logged a high 14 comments. James (a.k.a. (J) James), hurtin’ from missing the Cattle Call due to work, checked in with 29 comments edging out gig-hawaii’s 27 comments. Together they accounted for 32% of comments.

    Comment from: prideperiod [Visitor]

    DPK. Couldn’t make it yesterday. But I’m certainly looking forward to the next one. Think that I could have given big al a run for his money.

    I would have given anything to see the look on the owners face when she saw me walking in.

    03/15/07 @ 10:10

    Comment from: Stephen [Member]

    One last rant: While I’m not pleased with the scheduling delays, I do not endorse firing anyone.

    Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age, but I don’t like to mess with other people’s livelihood. People are people, and everyone is worthy of some compassion. That’s why it was upsetting when Riley was fired, and that’s why I don’t want that to happen to anyone else, even the athletic director.

    03/15/07 @ 10:11

    Comment from: gigi-hawaii [Visitor]

    I’ll be the wahine in a long muu — just so you all will know where to congregate as a Tsaiko bunch. So far, 4 have signed up for spring practice on 4/21. Any others interested?

    03/15/07 @ 18:40

    Comment from: SteveM [Visitor]

    My first post today and final comments on yesterday’s Camellia lunch: No more weekday Tsai-ko buffets for me if I gotta work the next day. But I’m off next week…

    Remember all those days on the blog with Da Punchbowl Kid trying to get at Al’s food? Consider this…

    1. Al, da Kid and I are sharing the same cooking grill.

    2. Al and Kid are cooking mostly the same stuff.

    3. Al’s got the fastest pair of chopsticks I’ve ever seen.

    4. The Kid looks up from the grill when he speaks.

    – – – – – – – –

    When going to get our first round of food, an oriental couple about 5′ tall looked at me nervously and dashed in front of me. I was thought that was rude until I saw them snatch some kal bi that bulla missed, turn their bodies and gingerly escape through the small opening between bulla and the Kid. Al and bulla were along the meat line and Kid was standing behind Wreckineyez for the veggies. When I went in behind the kid, the entrance was totally blocked and there was still Addahknowjoe behind me. Then I realized the couple didn’t want to trapped among us. The entry was blocked for a while 😉

    03/15/07 @ 22:31

    Comment from: bulla [Visitor]


    your recollection is accurate, i didn’t want to be trapped by you guys either….Al, is nothing short of a culinary marvel, the way he can use those chop sticks…..shoot, he looked like the drummer for jimi hendrix the way he was twirling. Kid did a good job, never saw someone eat so efficiently with one chopstick clenched in each paw….i mean fin….i mean hand. joe was very polite, but i think when i wasn’t looking he grabbed some of Eyez’ food, but i won’t tell. you know Eyez, he’s the distinguished dapper don when he is with us, telling us that he has to dress like that for work, ha, i saw him lurking in the shadows by Tiffany waiting for unsuspecting tourist women…with his looks and those locks……whew, i’d run too.

    it was a fun time, made for one supah nap for me, haha, but i hadn’t slept since the day before, so it was all good.

    g’night boys and girls, i’ll check on you in the morning.

    03/15/07 @ 22:39

    Comment from: Da Punchbowl Kid [Visitor]


    Wait until Prideperiod joins us next time. BTW everybody, SteveM took written notes during lunch. 🙂

    03/15/07 @ 22:42

    Comment from: al [Visitor]

    kid, stevem said that he was taking down your words so that one day he’ll quote you given the right circumstances.

    and you know you were going for it. [I never said that–but I guess it came true] 🙄

    03/15/07 @ 23:03

    The Warrior Beat blog will continue to ascend in the coming weeks before the blogship hits the first crisis. It was scary and we took casualities. I might not post those days nightly. But the saying, “What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger” has some truth… since we’re still around. 🙂

  377. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:55 pm


    March 15th, 2011 at 7:12 pm



    Let the Mrs. know that my friend in FLG is the father-in-law to Patrick’s wife’s son. Small world.

    Congratulations! You have managed to stump a Filipina with the most convoluted relational description EVER! 😆

  378. PowderPuff March 15, 2011 10:55 pm

    Stretch, someone’s ignoring you. Maybe you should introduce him to your new friend.

  379. al March 15, 2011 10:57 pm

    hahaha…too funny.

    stevem was writing down the names of each person because he has a hard time remembering names. could that be the onset of alzheimer’s?

  380. d1shima March 15, 2011 10:58 pm


    Yah, I was wondering from the time they announced the bid if Hawaii was ruled out of a chance at a Top 4 seeding from the “jump”?

  381. d1shima March 15, 2011 11:01 pm

    Well, starting to settle down after “the thrill of victory”

    Nice going BasketBows! Proving you don’t need to go the the Big Dance to have your own “Elite Eight”!


  382. al March 15, 2011 11:03 pm

    d1…it sure sounded like it. but, hey if we get another home game who’s gonna complain???

    this weekend would be a great time to bring in that last two recruits for an official visit.

  383. al March 15, 2011 11:08 pm

    attendance being reported as 4431.

  384. al March 15, 2011 11:09 pm

    i would think that the additional 3 foot setback this year will aid a pitcher with a good riser.

  385. whitey March 15, 2011 11:14 pm

    al, i got a 3″ setback, but no riser. hahahahahahaaaaaa

  386. whitey March 15, 2011 11:16 pm

    wow, haven’t seen stretchie posts this much for awhile. are you eating a chocolate mochi???? hahahahahahaaa

  387. whitey March 15, 2011 11:17 pm

    congrats to the basketball bows. great game guys and now get ready for the next.

  388. PowderPuff March 15, 2011 11:19 pm

    He keeps waiting and waiting for WSF to answer…think he finally gave up for the night.

    That was pretty electric tonight at SSC for under 4,500.

  389. whitey March 15, 2011 11:21 pm

    pp, how are you???? just got home from the far east. great trip!!!!!

  390. whitey March 15, 2011 11:22 pm

    also belated thanks for helping my friend

  391. SteveM March 15, 2011 11:22 pm


    March 15th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    hahaha…too funny.

    stevem was writing down the names of each person because he has a hard time remembering names. could that be the onset of alzheimer’s?

    Yeah…you guys still tease me about that and I got some nervous looks and tentative responses 😐 But I got the info. Actually, I wrote the reason why the next year… and called it “Bus Stop and the Blog”…

  392. homey ℞ March 15, 2011 11:24 pm

    The way I see it, Stretch and Sailor Blue will meet up with WSF aka Steve at a softball game one day.

    I have extended to Steve aka WSF to meet up and have a round table discussion. We can now include in our discussion a detailed coaching plan and a detailed breakdown of the Wahine swing analysis to determine what faults if any can be corrected and the swing tweaked to better enhance performance.

    Hopefully we can meet up at the end of April during the Boise St or NMSU homestand since I will not be available till then. It would be nice to meet up with Stretch, A-Joe, J(J), PP, Kazz, Ralph, Pomai, Kekoa, and the rest of the gang once again.

    Congratulations to BasketBows! Great game.

  393. PowderPuff March 15, 2011 11:25 pm

    Hi, whitey! Glad you had a great trip…I was going to ask you about your friend. Forgot all about it…anytime again, just ask. 🙂

  394. whitey March 15, 2011 11:26 pm

    stevem, need to change my address back to the original. thanks. left homey’s country in great shape.

  395. PowderPuff March 15, 2011 11:30 pm

    Homey!!! What’s happening? Would be great to see you soon…no fo’get my balls.

  396. whitey March 15, 2011 11:30 pm

    did da warriors practice today?? although spring ball practice has just started, i am amazed how TommyH has kept da warriors injury free.

  397. homey ℞ March 15, 2011 11:31 pm

    PP – I will make it a point to attend one or a couple of those games and will definitely be carrying your balls.

  398. whitey March 15, 2011 11:33 pm

    just looking forward at the jc programs, many will have very good players returning and da warriors already has drawn interest from some. way to go coach mc.

  399. homey ℞ March 15, 2011 11:33 pm

    whitey – My country? Which one?

  400. whitey March 15, 2011 11:33 pm

    just around the bend is a magic number

  401. whitey March 15, 2011 11:34 pm

    homey, how many homes you have in the far east???

  402. homey ℞ March 15, 2011 11:34 pm

    Time to sleep, no can handle being out late at night.

  403. whitey March 15, 2011 11:35 pm

    like wafan says, third century

  404. whitey March 15, 2011 11:35 pm

    nite homey

  405. whitey March 15, 2011 11:36 pm

    ok, nuff for tonight and time to get some r&r.

  406. homey ℞ March 15, 2011 11:37 pm

    whitey – Far east? You mean like Hawaii Kai?

    Goodnight all…

  407. al March 15, 2011 11:37 pm

    hey whitey. how you? still can walk?

  408. al March 15, 2011 11:38 pm

    so homey you are going to be out for awhile?

  409. tom mui March 15, 2011 11:59 pm

    My idea of football coaching is simple: get a TD everytime no matter how.

    My idea of baseball or softball coaching is to hit a homerun everytime even if you undercut or overcut the ball.

    My idea of coaching basketball – men or women’s – is to make a basket everytime you have the ball or subtly, without getting caught, foul the opponent.

    Simple no?

    The other method is leave up to the experts – ie. the ones that’s getting paid for it.

  410. Ralph March 16, 2011 12:11 am

    pp got balls? and Homey holding them!

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  412. haka March 16, 2011 6:11 am

    Great game last night!

    Go Warriors!

  413. d1shima March 16, 2011 6:28 am

    Great Morning All!

    Tough choice for Saturday….

    Ah, go widda BasketBows!

  414. d1shima March 16, 2011 6:29 am

    Batten down the hatches and hold on to yer hats!

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  415. hawaiiansun March 16, 2011 7:37 am

    Well, well. This morn’s artcle on wahine sb seems to acknowledge wahine batting woes by Coach Coolen, IB Sarah Robinson and Jason Kaneshiro.

    Funny stuff.

    Seems WSF has some merit and credibility in his conclusions.

    Supports the old axiom, if you dont acknowledge a problem, you cant resolve it.

    Coach Coolen says:

    “We can’t let up right now because our bodies are tired, our minds are tired and we’re coming off a big stretch of a lot of games…We just need to punch through it and just enjoy playing rather than putting pressure on ourselves. We have to got out and start free swinging and let our pitchers do what they’re capable of doing.”

    Robinson comment: “This past tournament our bats started coming around and I think that’s just going to carry over into the next tournament.

    Kaneshiro sums up Coaches offers a few hints, “Coolen tinkered with the lineup last weekend, moving center fielder Kelly Majam from the leadoff spot to seventh in the order on Sunday and fifth on Monday. Majam, who continues to deal with the effects of offseason cancer treatment that included removing her thyroid, spent a game in the designated player spot and said a bit of rest helped her break out of a slump with a home run on Sunday”.

  416. hawaiiansun March 16, 2011 7:49 am

    Miah, you are an inspiration to every kid that cant reach a light-switch and to every Hawaii fan who supports local boys who stay home to play. Stay the course and best wishes at slot for warrior team 2011….

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