Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Let’s Go “Catch the Dream!”Major Mynah t-shirt

Meet Major Mynah! He’s actually a vintage bird but I couldn’t resist getting his picture. This is an old logo dating back a decade or so ago to when Hawaii Winter Baseball first started making the rounds.

Currently, home base seems to be Hans L’Orange Park in Waipahu. There are games on Maui (at Iron Maehara Stadium and in Hilo on the Big Island (at Francis Wong Stadium). For a full schedule of games, times and locations, go here.

This is something interesting to me because I was, I have to admit, oblivious to it all until now. Suddenly there were these cute sports jerseys in a shop window in downtown Honolulu.

For those of you who were also oblivious to this, it’s real. No, it’s not little league, but it’s great for the little league players too! They have Little League Nights where the youngsters get to meet the players and accompany them to the bases for the National Anthem! Cool stuff!

Although our friend Major Mynah is a “Major Bird of the Mynah League,” he is retired. However, this does not mean that Hawaii Winter Baseball is without mascots and team logos!

North Shore Honu logoHonolulu Sharks emblem (my favorite!)

The Honu seems to be the most popular logo. The honu (turtle) itself has had its share of fans recently so its not a surprise that this logo is attracting baseball fans looking to purchase t-shirts, baseball caps or other logo items to take home or to the games. I prefer the shark myself, but I’m a minority in this area I’m sure.

Waikiki Beacg Boys logoCane Fires of West Oahu logo

Of course Beach Boys would be the logical tag for Waikiki, and anyone who hails from the West side of Oahu knows all about Cane Fires! I hope I’m not dating myself with that remark… there are still cane fires aren’t there?

Where are they now?

Here’s more information that I knew nothing about! There are 143 Hawaii Winter Baseball (HWB) players who have moved on to the major league! How awesome is that? This is the real deal you guys! Going and watching these games is watching the future stars of the majors! Why didn’t I know about this?

Caps and another major moverKudos to HWB for opening a little shop with information for the inquisitive and logo items for fans! You can go visit Mr. Clyde Nekoba, Vice President and Director of Operations, who is more than willing to assist customers and answer questions.

Hawaii Winter Baseball Administrative Office
1000 Bishop Street, Suite 904
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-973-7247

Don’t let the address fool you, the shop is on the street level just mauka of Starbucks. If you can’t make it downtown, you can shop online here. For tickets call the Administrative Office at the number listed above or for group tickets contact Russell Terao at 808-587-7068.

So go grab a hat or a t-shirt, or both, and go “Catch the Dream!”

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  • 1 Carnival of Cities in the Exit Row Seat // Oct 8, 2007 at 2:39 am

    […] Homespun Honolulu points out that baseball does not have to end in October. Taking a winter break in Honolulu this year, catch a Major Mynah game and see the future stars in action[…]

  • 2 Kuanyin // Oct 9, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    My partner has been going to all the games on Maui and getting to know many of the young players. He’s come home with baseballs and other goodies and great stories.

    BTW, I finally submitted one of my posts to the Carnival. Let me know if you think it’s ok…if not, I can always submit another.

  • 3 Evelyn // Oct 9, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Hi Kuanyin! Thank you for sharing that about the Maui games! I saw your post for the next Carnival of Aloha, and it’s just fine. 🙂

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