Meeting Matt Ware

M.Ware Former NFL safety Matt Ware made an appearance at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. This wasn’t his first visit to the practice, he’s been a long time patient of Dr. Liu’s. During the visit Matt had his eyes checked followed by an autograph signing for staff and fans.

Matt is a local kid who played his college ball at UCLA and went on to play seven seasons in the NFL. He is currently playing for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League.

M.Ware photo

Facts about Matt

  • Full name is Matthew Jesse Ware.
  • Was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
  • 2x NFC champion.¬†
  • 2010 Ed Block Courage Award.


Meeting Howard “HoJo” Johnson


I made a short trip to San Bernardino to meet former major league All-Star Howard Johnson. During the offseason, Howard got the gig of managing the High Desert Mavericks in the California League.

After waiting a short while after the game, Howard came out and signed for the few of us that were waiting for him. The New York Mets great was thrilled to see that I had a 16×20 photo of him.

H.Johnson HoJo ball HoJo photo

Facts about Howard

  • Full name is Howard Michael Johnson.
  • Nicknamed “HoJo.”
  • 2x All-Star.
  • 2x World Series champion.
  • 2x Silver Slugger Award.