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Relocating a team to Portland makes sense

The idea of baseball in Portland, Ore., is new for a lot of people. But it has been a lifetime habit for Boston Red Sox icon Johnny Pesky, and he’s 87 years old. Pesky was born in 1919 and grew up following his hometown Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League. He has spent most of his life on the opposite coast, but is intrigued by the movement to bring…

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Drew Mahalic’s Response to Mayor Potter’s Comments on Major League Baseball

Yesterday was without question a landmark day in Portland’s quest to land a Major League Baseball franchise. We had a very productive set of introductory meetings with the Governor, Mayor, and many others who want to see Major League Baseball in Portland become a reality. Going into the day, we candidly did not know just how serious the Marlins were about relocation. After having the opportunity to meet with them,…

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