OT MLB to PDX: We're talking baseball to PDX

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  1. HomerLovesKoolAid

    HomerLovesKoolAid I have a well-known member.

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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    I think a better example would be

    38 year old pitcher called up from the minors for the last game of the season and it gets rained out

    it was never going to happen
     
  3. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    So basically Portland is the Archibald Graham of expansion chances?
     
  4. tykendo

    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Man! Doom & Gloom in here. It takes vision to have hope. We have the vision. It takes Belief in the vision to keep the hope alive. And it takes a group willing to invest in that vision to see that it gets done. The Diamond Project Group has it all. Minor Leagues, is great for small towns, but Portland is over that. Bring The Show to Portland. The Crowds , and the support, will be Off the Chain.
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Yes
     
  6. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    It takes a billionaire that wants baseball in Portlandand a fucking government that wants baseball in Portland to make it happen.
     
  7. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    You'll have to forgive those of us who are more cynical about it. For me, it's not that I don't think Portland can support a team, or doesn't deserve one, it's that we've been played as a pawn for decades, and it just feels like more of the same.
     
  8. tykendo

    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Mike Barrett said the current City Government is on board. He was on Rip City Radio just the other day. He also said they have the group with the means to get it done.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Okay Eeyore, your turn.
     
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    AldoTrapani Well-Known Member

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    It will don’t worry
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Watching the city burn and engulfed in tear gas for months on Fox News night after night pretty much killed any chance this city has in the near future.
    I just don’t see it?
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    No. They need a government that is at Manfreds door demanding baseball. They need an owner at Manfreds door tell him he wants baseball in Portland

    on board and means doesn’t get shit done
     
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    That was years ago
     
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    Kano John Start 'em young!

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    Yes there certainly are a number of nattering nabobs of negativism out there on this subject!
     
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    Go talk to pretty much anyone who lives east of Mt Hood to New York City and say that. If they do not live in Portland and don’t visit regularly this is still what they think the city is.
     
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    I do. I tell them that was years ago and they say usually just say “true” lol
     
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    Keep up the good fight. I'm doing the same. No need for Portland to keep paying the price forever.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    We can thank FUX News for their personal "War On Portland" diatribe for that. I have seen a lot of tourist magazine articles that have been favorable of late, which is good for a change.
     
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    I think some of the issue is that the problems that Portland has (and did a horrible job of sticking up for itself), was evident in other cities just as bad, but people watch the news with their heads crammed firmly in the sand.

    So when people who don't even live in the region (or hell, the state) saw footage of Portland being "overrun" by homeless and protestors, they were allowed to ignore their own warts and be critical of Portland instead. Made them feel powerful and like they were doing something.

    Hell, we have a thread on this forum that displays that mindset to a T.
     
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    Whenever I would travel to the east coast, mid west, or south years ago, people would ask does it really rain that much in Oregon, and we hear its a beautiful State we'd like to visit some time. This was before cable and internet crazies. Back then the national media wasn't as polarizing and lined up politically. They seemed to offset any negativity, with something good, which I'd like to see us get back too. But we are teaching youngsters to take sides, and take no prisoners instead.
     
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