Friday, May 31, 2019

Planning My National Trip. Seeking Advice From Chicagoans

Aloha, everybody, 

I'm taking the leap, and traveling to Chicago this year for the big show ~ The National (July 31 - Aug. 4)

Since I've never been to Chicago before, I'm totally unfamiliar with the areas around the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont and Wrigley Field. I'm also planning to take in a Cubs game. 

I'm considering staying at the Comfort Suites in Schiller Park. Is this a sketchy area? If so, can anyone recommend another area? 

I could use any and all advice about getting to Wrigley Field from Schiller Park. Are the trains easy to take? Safe? and so on. 

Last, but not least, are any of you down for a beer while I'm in town? Of course, that goes for anybody else who might be traveling to the National also. I'd love to have a get-together with my fellow collector/traders. 

One more ~ how about must see spots while I'm there. Are there any places that were featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives that I should check out? How about the best spot for deep dish Chicago pizza? I loooooove deep dish. 

I'm looking at Base Card  Hero, Dime Box Nick, The Hopeful Chase, Waiting Till Next Year, Wrigley Roster Jenga, and anyone else out there. 

Just drop a word in the comments below, or an email to me. Any advice is appreciated. 

Thanks, aloha! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

My Latest Art: El Caballo de Pablo Picasso Oilstick and ink on paperAloha, everybody,

Aloha, everybody, 

Today I present a print revisited. My latest art: 
El Caballo de Pablo Picasso
Oilstick and ink on paper


Friday, May 24, 2019

Preview of my Latest Art: Tromperia

Aloha, everybody, 

Tromperia is my latest art project. A five-card set based on the Mexican Loteria game, and inspired by tragic and true events. 


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Who is the Dodgers' Ace - Clayton Kershaw or Hyun-Jin Ryu?

Aloha, everybody, 

Clayton Kershaw has been the Dodgers' Ace for almost a decade. Hyun-Jin Ryu is a monster on the mound and at 31 scoreless innings. Is it time to proclaim a new Ace in LA? 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Opening a Mystery Beer Box Part 2

Aloha, everybody, 

I bought a Mystery Box full of Beer and opened the contents in Part 1. There were a few awesome beers in there. Let's see what remains in the box in Part 2.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Aloha, everybody, 

The arrest of Julio Urias has fans making hard choices about fandom and forgiveness.  Not just about the player, but about the Dodgers organization. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Julio Urias Arrested - but That's Not The Dodgers' Biggest Problem

Aloha, everybody, 

LA Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested for domestic violence. That would be bad enough, but this is not an isolated case. This is, unfortunately, the latest and most public in a line of ugly incidents involving young Dodger players. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

I Bought a Mystery Beer Box - What Was Inside?

Aloha, everybody, 

I bought a "Mystery Beer Box" for $20. Let's open it up and see what we can see. 


Friday, May 10, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Kenley Jansen Asked About his HR Problems - Here's What He Said

Aloha, everybody, 

Kenley Jansen was asked about his pitching troubles and about Craig Kimbrel coming to the Dodgers. His answers might surprise you. 


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

LA Dodger Report: State of the Dodgers

Aloha, everybody, 

News, update and commentary on the State of the Dodgers, May 8, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A Surprise PWE Full of DonRuss Dodgers Cardboard

Aloha, everybody, 

Let's open this surprise PWE and check out the DonRuss Dodgers cardboard goodies inside. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cinco de Mayo Beer Review: East LA IPA from Angry Horse Brewing

Aloha, everybody, 

It's Cinco de Mayo! 

A perfect day to drop this review of a beer named after my old stomping grounds: East LA IPA from Angry Horse Brewing. 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Tequila Review: From Casamigos Tequila, 100% Agave Azul AnejoAlo

Aloha, everybody, 

It's time we expand from beer reviews, am I right? 

Let's review this wonderful tequila, Agave Azul Anejo, from Casamigos Tequilas en Jalisco, Mexico.

 How high did I rate it? Watch and see! 


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Opening a Cards Package From Too Many Verlanders Blog

Aloha, everybody, 

Dennis from Too Many Verlanders sent a surprise package my way. Let's open it up and check out the cardboard goodness inside. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rich Hill Wants to Talk About His Son, We Should All Pay Attention

Aloha, everybody, 

L.A. Dodgers pitcher, Rich Hill, just wrote an article for The Players Tribune. In it, he tells us about enduring the worst tragedy that could befall a family, and how they came out the other side. Powerful stuff!