Oregon Stadium Campaign News

Portland, Play Ball!
February 9th, 2004 :: Issue #11

OSC Interview with Dale Murphy

As part of the ongoing effort to cover the broad spectrum of baseball, the Oregon Stadium Campaign is pleased to debut our latest online interview with MLB great and Portland native Dale Murphy. Dale is arguably the greatest player to ever come out of Portland, and is currently on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Interview topics include his love of Portland and the Northwest, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre, Pete Rose, athletes as role models, and his willingness to "suit up" if an MLB team comes to Portland.

"It's Time to Bring Baseball Home"

Portland Tribune columnist Dwight Jaynes recently highlighted the urgency of the MLB campaign with a spirited piece entitled, "It's time to bring baseball home". Jaynes reviewed the current status of the campaign and outlined the final steps that remain, concluding that "major league baseball is just a hook slide away."

What can you do to help?

The Oregon Stadium Campaign has made incredible strides thanks to the support of countless donors and volunteers. There are out of pocket campaign expenses that are necessary to continue our effort to assist and accelerate the public process. For that reason, we are actively seeking support from our thousands of supporters to help pay for marketing and public relations efforts as the campaign enters its final stage. We encourage you to consider a small donation of $25, $50, or $100 to help make MLB in Oregon a reality. In return, you will receive recognition for the donation on the OSC website and complimentary OSC gifts. Go to the OSC Supporters page for details! Thank you to all of those who have already stepped up to support the campaign.

The proud founding sponsors of the Oregon Stadium Campaign are: Pacific Power, Platt Electric, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon Sports Authority, Portland Baseball Group and Moffatt/Rosenthal.