Summer’s only just begun, yet Portland’s sports fans already find their thoughts turning to autumn and the promise of football. With the dog days of August fast approaching, we need something to look forward to. The Mariners have returned to their regularly scheduled irrelevance, and the Timbers aren’t far behind. With no baseball team, what do we have but our daydreams?
Fortunately, enough happened over the past week that we could be forgiven for being distracted from the mediocrity of summer.
“Baby, you KNOW you’re the only one for me!!”
The Trail Blazers have re-signed Nicolas Batum. I know; quelle surprise, non?? Despite the Sturm und Drang surrounding Batum recently, no reasonable person expected the Trail Blazers to let Batum go to Minnesota. Whatever drama may have existed was manufactured by the media- Hey, we gotta sell newspapers, knowhutimean??
After Batum’s agent asked the Trail Blazers to let Batum go where his heart was- to Minnesota- things went off the rails...