My opinion strictly depends on ownership's willingness to spend on personnel. By the time itd happen my kids wont be getting up so ridiculously early, so maybe I'll be able to enjoy left coast baseball again.Living in Portland, the town is abuzz with talk about Portland Baseball and as much as I would love to buy in, I'm skeptical. It was bandied about before in the early aughts when the Expos were looking for a new home, but when they landed in Washington, the dream here kind of died. But new funding, great ownership group, plans for a new stadium with all sorts of development the city desperately needs and this time it feels....different. And with Oakland and Tampa needing new parks and perhaps new home cities (potentially) I think it might just happen in my lifetime (assuming these kids don't put me 6 feet under too soon).
So curious what you outsiders think about baseball to Portland. Does it even touch your radar screen? Is it ever something that's talked about outside of this state? I would imagine die hard baseball guys who are well read are in the know, but my curiosity extends to perhaps the casual fan who might post in here. Would love others' thoughts on the matter and didn't feel like starting a new thread.
TIA, will answer yours. And as always, to the extent Portland ever does get MLB, beers on GM if you come here to escape your heat and catch a game.