Friday, August 15, 2008

Oregon Loves the Sox

let's take a storied history of the Boston Area, especially the Red Sox, and the great western state of Oregon (yes, the little one right above California, the "Green" state, if you will).

Jacoby Ellsbury, Obviously an Oregon State grad and Madras, Oregon hometown boy, (My hometown too, originally),
Jed Lowrie from our State Capital, Salem.

Now those are the two current, obvious ones.

Let's start with Johnny Pesky, from "Slab Town" (Portland, where the log slabs were left), worked for the PCL league Portland Beavers (knew the Dimaggios before they made the bigs) was a locker room attendant.
Bobby Doerr was fishing in Southern Oregon, fell in love with a small town Oregon Teacher
Ted Williams, said to have one of his favorite fishing holes, near that small town Oregon.

you want more? OK here we go...............
Don't forget other greats like Luis Tiant, Lou Pinella, Sam McDowell, Ray Fosse and other Local Beavers... I remember when the Beavers were the AAA twin's franchise in the 80's . . . but this doesn't even count the numerous players that have slipped in and out of our Fine cities and states, as ball players (like when I saw Tim Salmon play here in Bend as a A level player. . . )... so ... all tooting aside, I have one more, Not Sox related, but beloved in Boston as all get out, DANNY FRICKIN AINGE. Oregonian, I wont point out that the "NEW" Yankee . . Ritchie Sexson is an Oregonian.... but we'll leave that topic for another day.

Not to mention Scott Hatteberg, Alan Embree, Aaron Rowand, Jamie Burke,the once Yankee Scott Brosius, ok ok ok i'm done. . . OH yeah .. what about good ol' Harold Reynolds?? yeah we claim him too!

Phil Knight, Dan Fouts, Ahmad Rashad, Steve Prefontaine, Bill Bowerman (the Legend) Mary Decker Slaney, Picaboo Streeet, (Gold Medalist 2x) Mariel Zagunis, Dan O'Brien (Decathalete), Dick Fosbury (the Fosbury Flop), Matt Groening (The Simpsons creator LOL) don't forget Ann Curry from the Today Show : )...lots lots lots more, I think I've made my point.

Come To Oregon sometime, it's mellow here, BEAUTIFUL as all get out, and I'd love to buy you a world famous Oregon brew (some of the best in the world). . . Btw. . GO BEAVERS. GO SOX.


Fenway West August 15, 2008 at 4:10 PM  

I'll take you up on a Mirror Pond brew, but its still not as good as Sonoma County's own Lagunitas IPA...BTW, the Yanks put Sexson on waivers today. Welcome to Fenway West.

Anonymous,  August 15, 2008 at 4:14 PM  

Uh, Oregon is the original Micro Brew State, so I'd contest any good Oregon Micros. . against yours. .and thanks : )

dave,  August 15, 2008 at 4:44 PM  

Kinda partial to New Belgium (Fat Tire and Skinny Dip) out of CO, myself.
I do remember Narragansett brew.

dave,  August 15, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

Livin' just enough, just enough for the city!

Fenway West August 15, 2008 at 4:50 PM  

I wish I could forget about Narragansett brews....let's just say my internals were not happy with by beer choice that day.

Anonymous,  August 15, 2008 at 4:52 PM  

you guys need to try Obsidian Stout on Nitro at the brewery. . YUM. . also, Silver Moon rocks, as well as Bend Brewery Comany. . we have 5 (count 'em) 5 breweries in this little town (and one is the #2 biggest on the west coast). .. Plus Oregon has Widmer (#1 in the nation market wise) Full Sale, Portland Brewery, Bridgeport, Cascade Lakes, McMinemens, and more. . . *PHEW* I'm gettin' thirsty!

Anonymous,  August 15, 2008 at 4:53 PM  

most breweries can't touch ths. . Deschutes (mirror pond, and black butte) is sold in 12 states ONLY 12, and is the #2 top selling micro in the WHOLE country (out of the whole 50) do the math, that is a LOT of beer : )

Fenway West August 15, 2008 at 5:05 PM  

you're not going to believe this but my wife just came home with a sixer of mirror pond...I had not even mentioned it.


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