Kala Ka’aihue is picked up by Oakland

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       12 April 2008: Infielder Kala Ka’aihue (20) of the Mississippi Braves, Class 
       AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in a game against the Mobile BayBears 
       at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. Photo by:  Tom Priddy/Four Seam 
       Images/MiLB.com
It’s good news to hear that after being released by Atlanta, first baseman Kala Ka’aihue has been picked up by the Oakland organization and is playing in Stockton.
Kala has been one of my favorites for quite some time, and I recall the time in the Mississippi dugout last year when he patiently explained how to pronounce his name. 
Most of the PA announcers get it wrong, he said. The first name is pronounced Ka-LA, emphasis on the end. (I won’t even try to do the last name phonetically here.)
I hope you’ll get a chance to hear it pronounced on the MLB Network one of these days . . .
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       13 April 2008: Infielder Kala Ka’aihue (20) of the Mississippi Braves, Class 
       AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in a game against the Mobile BayBears 
       at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. Photo by:  Tom Priddy/Four Seam 
       Images/MiLB.com

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