Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Last Slow Dance

The Last Slow Dance: minor league baseball in Portland.

"THE PORTLAND Urban Minor League Baseball Experience begins at the New Moon Tavern before the game.  It begins in Fred Vranizan's long tunnel across the street from the stadium, Westside, the New Moon Tavern, where pennants hanging from the ceiling cite championship years for the Beavers, where the walls are papered with superstars from Ruth to Mays, where behind the bar autographed baseballs and Louisville sluggers are found instead of go-go girls."

Bullpen Tavern, Portland
I have baseball fever. Here's something I wrote some 40 years ago for Northwest Magazine. I think "the last slow dance" today is distance running, the longer the "slower."

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