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January 20, 2013


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another great memory of portland lost! now we have foreign soccer! soccer sucks!

My dad-Don Schaefer- was probably in this crowd - he was a life long Beavers fan. Born in Portland in 1907.
I was too-in 1945. He took me to many Beavers games in the '50s & '60s. He played "sand lot"
baseball in Portland when he was young - a south paw pitcher. He lived & breathed baseball his
whole life. Great memories - a hotdog & a Coke @ the 7th inning stretch.

i miss being at the park for a beavers game with my dad too! and after he was gone, i took my sons there just as he had taken me! and looked forward to the day i might take a grandson (dont have one yet) but now all we have is a foreign sport, and no baseball in portland for over two years! first time thats happened since 1903! screw the timbers!

I spy the Steel Bridge in the background! Only 2 male spectators in outfield aren't wearing a hat that I can see. Perhaps this was taken June of 1947..?? I see some short sleeve shirts.

June 1 OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
June 11 WW II sugar rationing finally endd in U.S., began May 28, 1942
June 17 Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline
June 24 Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career
June 25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
June 25 Tennis shoe introduced
June 29 Yankees beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak

should be starting spring training this week, but no not in portland anymore, in portland we have the timbers falling down in their purty boys shorts in a foreign sport! thanks to little boy lover sam adams and idiot merrit paulson! they threw out 107 years of portland baseball history!

John is forgetting that a large majority of the fan base is also to blame for the loss of the Beavers.
Maybe if people filled the seats, they would also still be here, John.
The didn't even sell out their last game! How do you expect to keep a team that can't even draw more fans then a Friday varsity football game at Franklin?
Is Paulson and his short stack cronies partially to blame? Of course they are, so is Adams. However, you forget who WASN'T there to help the Beavo's case, and sadly that was the fans.
You can place part of that blame on apathetic fans, not others after the fact.
No fans in seats, no team on the field.

P.S. The Timbers have been in town since the 70's, sport.
Learn a little more before blathering your uneducated dung.

no thomas they did sell out the last game! 16,000 seats and of course i was there! i did my part! most beavers fans were still in shock and never for one second thought a foreign sport would replace 107 years of americas past time! and i dont give a fuck how long the timbers were here >>> 70's you say? fine! the beavers were here since 1903! shove it! sir!

and did i mention i supported the portland beavers for 40 years? longer than the purty boy timbers have even been a disgrace to portland?

I was at the last game as well, John, working for the Beavers.
A.) They did not sell out, check your facts and quit stomping your feet like a kid every time your convoluted "facts" are checked by others. You're wrong.
B.) See above
C.) You really have no clue about the attendance value in seating for the previous 7 years of the Beaver existence, none. I do, I worked for them for the better part of a decade.
Do you also remember they left and came back as different teams 3 other times? Do you remember the Portland Rockies, Buzz, Mavericks, etc?
Were you stomping your feet around for them as well? Short term memory and nostalgia doesn't make you right, it makes you a fact less ass, John.

I am not a Timbers fan, but it's hard to argue with something that actually sells out every game, a teams that has outsold the last decade of Beavos tickets combined in just 3 seasons. Nostalgia and well wishing don't sell tickets and keep teams in place. Enjoy your sour grapes, sport.

ok then where oh where would a person have sat when every single seat was taken? i have pictures if you must see them!

yes thomas! i was there for the rockies and the mavs and 107 years of baseball! for an american sport! not a foreign soccer sport!

and if i may, there was no "buzz" that was salt lake city! the bevos played in portland until 1975, the the mavericks played for 5 years, then the beavers again until 1991 then the rockies then the beavers until idiot paulson threw them and 107 years of baseball in portland away!

so you worked for the beavers>? really? then im sure we must have met many many times? and now you work in burger joints? lol! is your first name chuckie? instead of thomas? lol! do you work at the goodwill too? i saw what i saw at multnomah/civic/pge park, but you might have to ask your grandfather about it!

No, my name is not listed. Did I say I worked for "burger joints" anywhere, John? MAybe your reading comprehension is as bad as your fact analysis.
To be fair, the Beavos sold sellout size tickets their last game, 15,639 fans attended, it was only the THIRD time they had done that in 2 decades. Pretty weak.
The Buzz was the name for a two week span before the Rockies, that;s when I started working for them in PR and them moved to Outreach.
IF you're keeping tabs, stalker, I now work as an editor and PR for several publication firms and food incorporated media companies.
Anything else you need to know?

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