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

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  1. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Went to a Giants game down in SF last weekend. Holy hell, baseball is freaking boring. But hanging out at the stadium was nice. Decent food options and great views. For a casual fan like me who rally hates the game with a passion, these things are a must.
     
  2. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Even all that can't make me watch that shit. There is a reason you constantly see fans asleep in the stands.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    My kids all played and loved baseball while growing up, but they don't seem to want to watch it much on the tube.
     
  4. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    We left after the 6th inning but were already 2.5 hrs in. I think I legit watched about 15 pitches in total in that time and we had decent seats.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    This movement sure lost a lot of steam it seems.

    They're still in the stadium concept phase ffs.
     
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    santeesioux Just keep on scrolling by

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    I'd honestly rather we got a hockey team.
     
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    santeesioux Just keep on scrolling by

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    Yep, pretty much all they tweet out now is merchandise for you to buy with their logo on it lol.,
     
  9. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Beer + Heat?
     
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    I kind of said that a few months ago in this thread. Im not a baseball fan, but I’m not against it. Maybe they just dont have any news, but things definitely seem to have slowed down.
     
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    It's all behind the scenes stuff. They can't go all-in until they get a team. So until the A's and the Rays have their situations resolved or one of them come here then there will be no news.
     
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    Im aware of that, something’s always felt weird about this group to me though, like I don’t really trust them. I still hope Portland gets a team, even if its with this group.
    I assume when they’re “quiet” its more or less a they just don't have any news to share.
     
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    Building a stadium at T2 is going to take at least 3 years. I just don't know what they're supposed to say.
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    You don't trust Mike Barrett? The dude is like as pure as the driven snow.
     
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    He’s just the face though...
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    So you are saying that the rest of the participants are using him and he isn't smart enough to know it? Or are you insinuating that he is smart enough and really does know it's all a front and he just doesn't really care because there is money involved?
    This is where conspiracy theories start to tear apart good people. Here is my opinion. I think the entire thing is being done by good people who are trying to do something good for this city. I believe the people involved are truly invested in this and they are doing their very best to make it successful. I feel they are going to have to make some hard decisions and they will indeed have to sell it to those who are not as optimistic that it can be successful.
    This is a long road. Making this happen has already created jobs and the entire venture would effect a great number of people. Tearing it down on a premise that it could be all just a hoax is wrong. Way too many solid people involved in this.
     
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    I'm saying that I am always cautious about sales pitches, and people who want to sell me a product they don't actually have yet. I'm saying they had a lot of steam about this time last year (maybe not quite a year), but then while their waiting has kind of become just a merchandise selling group. I understand they have to play a waiting game, for the MLB, and the city and there are a lot of factors that go into it. I just haven't ever been comfortable with this particular group. Who they get as their face doesn't really mean a lot to me. I like Barrett and I believe sure there might be a lot of well-intended people behind it but, that doesn't mean that it's going to happen, and that doesn't mean that they know what they're doing either.

    Edit: Also when did I say "tear it down?" Are they so far beyond reproach that they can't be questioned...?
     
  18. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Look Mike Barrett Is the Managing Director.
    He isn't just the face.
    https://portlanddiamondproject.com/leadership
    I have a hard time believing he isn't fully invested.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    My dawg wouldn't lead us astray.....

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    Ok they gave him a title, did you think the title would be “Face of...”?
    Im not saying he isn't fully invested, and they aren't trying, I just have my doubts.

    Im allowed to respectfully have my doubts just as much as you’re allowed to not doubt it.
     

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