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Saturday, February 02, 2019

The MLB expansion could bring the Seattle vs. Portland I-5 rivalry to new heights

If you have ever been to a San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game, you may have noticed the intense rivalry feeling with the “beat L.A.” chants ringing in your ears.

Now imagine a similar feeling when attending the future I-5 rivalry between the Seattle Mariners and Portland…

The time can’t come soon enough. But let’s take a look at how the proposed MLB expansion from 30 to 32 teams will actually effect the league.

Question, for those who are more familiar with the area than I am- is this a rivalry that actually exists?

 

QLE Posted: February 02, 2019 at 04:27 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: expansion, portland, rivalries, seattle

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ready for a $2.5 billion swing at Major League Baseball? Portland Diamond Project charter investors revealed

The Oregonian/OregonLive has learned the identities of the other “Charter” investors with the group that aims to bring a Major League Baseball club to Portland.

The roster of investors includes:

• Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

• Recording artist and entrepreneur Ciara Wilson

• Former MLB player Darwin Barney and David P. Barney and David M. Barney

• Retired business owner and philanthropist Samantha Richardson

• Retired CEO of Platt Electric Harvey Platt and wife Sandy Platt

• Opus Agency co-founder and restauranteur Grant Hammersley

• Portland Gear founder and CEO Marcus Harvey

• Kamp Grizzly founder Dan Portrait and wife Sheena.

• Avamere Group founder and CEO Rick Dillon

• DWFritz Automation CEO Mike Fritz

• Nike Inc. Vice President of Global Footwear Product Creation Mark Allen and wife Peg

• Jevo founder and entrepreneur Tyler Williams

• Real estate broker Kelsey Williams

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 17, 2019 at 03:36 PM | 48 comment(s)
  Beats: portland

Friday, November 30, 2018

Portland Diamond Project announces plan to build MLB stadium at Terminal 2 site

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Diamond Project announced Thursday afternoon that they’ve signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop the 45-acre Terminal 2 property for a “state-of-the art ballpark,” a major step in their effort to bring a Major League Baseball team to Portland.

The group also released artist renderings for the stadium, which features a retractable roof, gondola suite, and centerfield and home-plate plazas, among other features. The capacity of the ballpark would be between 32,000 and 34,000, according to John McIsaac, a spokesman for Portland Diamond Project.

McIsaac said the group has talked with MLB and he said they “love” the announcement. Portland Diamond Project is targeting 2022 for first pitch. McIsaac said he believes if the group has a stadium, Portland will get a team one way or another.

In case you’ve been wondering how MLB clubs will extort your hometown for paying up the nose for a stadium, look no further.

QLE Posted: November 30, 2018 at 06:50 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, portland

 

 

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