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Day 2 of my trip to Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Samuel:

Recap time!

Originally posted on But at the end of the day...:

The problem with having a clueless millennial help you take a photo is that it’s not straight and it’s vertical. Oh well.

Sunday was the whole reason why I made this trip out to Cooperstown. It was time for the induction ceremony for four players from my generation. I was so excited to make it out there but I was also running on empty in terms of sleep. It took me an hour to get to my lodging area and because the doors to the museum opened up at 7AM for Hall of Fame members (that’s me) I woke up at 5AM to prepare my checkout and drive to the Hall. But one benefit of that was that the parking was easy to find (and free) in the area right next to the Hall.

It rained a little that morning but that wasn’t going to deter me. In fact, I…

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First day of my trip to Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame

What a tremendous day it was for me. I boarded my flight late Friday night after it was originally canceled. I had to work with Expedia to get it all fixed up. The new flight had me go to Detroit then go to Albany. I picked up my rental car and drove an hour to Cooperstown. I got to Cooperstown and since this was not my first time, I didn’t spend a lot of time marveling. I grabbed a quick BLTA for lunch and then went to the stores along Main Street.

The street is filled with baseball memorabilia shops and a lot of things that I know I might buy. One of the first places I went to was Mickey’s Place. It’s a great store of throwback caps that I buy from online. I didn’t visit it the first time I went so I had to do it this time. I didn’t buy anything but look at their selection!

HERE ARE ALL MY PICTURES FROM THE FIRST DAY ON MY FACEBOOK

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My Baseball Hall of Fame trip itinerary

You wanna know what I am doing this weekend?

Weekend itinerary:
Friday: Board plane
Saturday: Baseball Hall of Fame
Sunday: Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Monday: Basketball Hall of Fame
Tuesday: Boston Freedom Trail & Fenway Park
Wednesday: Return to California

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Happy birthday, Green Eggs and Lam

Wow, it’s been five years! I can’t believe I’ve maintained this blog for this long and not changed much. I haven’t blogged as frequently as I did compared to five years ago, but this is still my avenue of sharing my adventures and thoughts.

To another five more years!

 

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I saw Riothorse Royale perform last night and it was everything I wanted it to be!

Riothorse Royale sounds even better live.

Riothorse Royale sounds even better live.

Some of you know that Madi Diaz is an artist I’ve followed for a few years since I saw her perform live in my first concert when I moved to LA. Since then I’ve seen her a couple times but not as a member of her band. The band is Riothorse Royale and she teams up with bassist Emily Greene. Their sound is very unique in a way that I like it. It’s not poppy or upbeat, but rather very somber and very heart-wrenching. I kinda like that. I had been listening to their music since they made it available on SoundCloud so I was getting myself super ready for the show.

I knew about this show for a while but I initially didn’t think that I would be able to make it. My old work schedule had me working up until 10pm. There was no way I could make it to see this show if that was still the case. But last week, they changed up my schedule and I get off work at 5pm. That’s great! But I was so exhausted (and wanted to avoid traffic) that I actually slept in my car in the garage before I left work at around 7pm. Smart move on my end as the drive was a little easier and I made it to Echo Park with plenty of time to spare.

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Best Buy says their pricing error online is somehow my fault

Last night, Best Buy’s website had a pricing error. Certain $200 gift cards were for sale at $15. Naturally, people were buying tons of cards and for a brief moment, that was the big talk online. I bought 10 cards thinking that if it went through, I would have $1,000 in Best Buy spending money. Of course, I knew it was an error and expected that Best Buy would cancel the order. They have a right to do so.

Today, they officially canceled my order but the reason they gave was odd. They said that they canceled it because they couldn’t verify my information? What? Somehow my information was so inaccurate they couldn’t verify it? They won’t even admit that they had an error and they had to cancel it because of their own mistake.

Shame on you Best Buy. Grow some balls and take the blame.

EDIT: They emailed me this today 7/17/15

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Brandy I like you but you’re a fool for this NYC subway video

Brandy tries to get some people’s attention while singing on the subway in New York. But of course, being that she is living in NYC for the first time, she doesn’t know how things work in the city.

Even though I only lived in NYC for two months, I think I have an idea of how the people of the city operate.

  1. There are numerous people performing on subways and that doesn’t limit to singing. Most of the time, it’s not that great. So because of that, passengers ignore performers. Passengers want to mind their own business and don’t want people performing and bothering them. It’s not becasue Brandy isn’t talented. It’s because her performance was unwanted.
  2. Secondly, she wasn’t singing to anyone. Much like the man said, she was performing for the camera, not audience. And subways are loud. The performance suffered because of these two.
  3. Third, she dressed kind of oddly. Her presence along with her attitude was not endearing. It made her look kind of foolish trying to do something that produced such a disappointing result.
  4. Don’t be naive. When you truly learn about New York, you’ll know that subway performances usually produce such low reactions.

Welcome to New York!

 

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