City Council Candidate Debate: If Everybody Loves the Portland Beavers, How Come Nobody Watches Them?


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At today's City Club debate with city Commissioner Dan Saltzman and candidates Jesse Cornett and Mary Volm, the two challengers went after Saltzman for being the third (and therefore decisive) vote approving Merritt Paulson's proposal to bring Major League Soccer to Portland. The underlying theme of the campaign is that Saltzman, who is seeking his fourth term, has outlived his usefulness. The ...   More
 
Friday, April 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Triple-A Baseball, One Year Later


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For the dwindlng few of us who still attend Portland Beavers games, today is bittersweet. Tonight is the Triple-A All-Star Game in Allentown, Pa. One year ago, the game was in Portland's PGE Park, drawing more than 16,000 fans and actually making the city seem for a night like it cared about minor league baseball. Alas, PGE Park's re-configuration for when Portland begins play next year in ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 HANK STERN

Randy Leonard vs "Raging Architects" on Beavers Baseball


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Our newspaper neighbor to the north, The Columbian, has an account today of Commissioner Randy Leonard's last-ditch effort to keep the Beavers in Portland, now that PGE Park is being refashioned for Major League Soccer. Vancouver and Clark County had been mentioned before as possible new spots for the minor-league baseball team once PGE Park gets remodeled to the exclusion of baseball. But Leonard's ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

John Canzano vs Sam "Interim Mayor" Adams on Baseball


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Yesterday, one day after the Portland Beavers played at PGE Park for the last time, Mayor Sam Adams went on John Canzano's radio program to defend himself against the sports commentator's attacks. "Do you feel like you're an empty suit?" Canzano asks Adams at one point during the testy 13-minute exchange. The mayor doesn't hold back. "You're beginning to sound like the tea party spokesman," ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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