Jim Etzel the CEO of Sport Oregon sits down with Justin and discusses the origin of the Oregon Sports Awards and the reincarnation of the Awards in the early 2000's. They also dive into the bigger events that have come into Portland and the real possibility of getting baseball to Portland.
On the most recent episode of The Bridge Podcast with Justin Myers was joined by K.L. Wombacher, president and GM of the Hillsboro Hops.
Among the topics discussed included both of their experiences in minor league baseball, how to grow a fanbase, what the wackiest themed nights at the ballpark have been.
Wombacher talked about how the Hops strive to provide a great family environment because “baseball is the sport where your parents or grandparents take you to games.” He wants kids to have a blast at the game so when they grow up with a love for the Hops, they’ll instill that love of the team to their children.
We want to introduce people to baseball that haven’t been to a baseball game before. We want to build future baseball fans...when we moved the team here we talked about creating a generational fanbase. We want to really start at the grass roots with kids coming out to games with their families. Inspiring these kids to develop a love for baseball, hopefully play and then 30, 40 years from now they’re bringing their kids to a game.
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On the latest The Bridge podcast, Portland Trail Blazers reporter Brooke Olzendam joins host Justin Myers as the two discuss: Brooke's upbringing in Spokane, Washington; the daughter of a basketball coach; her time at Washington State University, and so much more!
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On the latest The Bridge Podcast, host Justin Myers sits down with former Oregon State baseball player Darwin Barney.
Barney, now with the Portland Diamond Project, had a Major League Baseball career, was a 2x National Champion at Oregon state, and State Champion and stand out at Southridge High School outside of Beaverton, OR. In this two part series, Darwin dives into growing up playing youth baseball outside of Portland, winning the state championship and of course going on to start what would become a dynasty with Oregon state baseball and his Major League Baseball career.
Tinker Hatfield joins the show to talk a lot about shoes with Justin and his contributions to the Air Jordan line, and dives into what it is like to work with Michael Jordan. They go into where Tinker was when news broke on Jordan retiring and where he was when Jordan announced he was coming back to the NBA. It is a great conversation for anyone who likes basketball, shoes, and everything in between.
Trail Blazers Guard, Anfernee Simons sits with host Justin Myers and digs into his rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers, and what it took for him to get there. It wouldn't be the Bridge Podcast without some hot takes on fast food, and bonding over shoes. Get to know the second year point guard in this episode of The Bridge Podcast.
Former University of Portland All-American defender, Olympic medalist, and U.S. Women's National Team assistant coach Michelle French sits down with Justin Myers and dives in to her time with the US National Team and her past year with the Portland Pilots.
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Justin sits down with Bob Gross to discuss his basketball career in the northwest spanning from playing college basketball in Seattle, being the 25th pick for the Blazers, and winning the NBA Championship.
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Portland lost to the Wizards earlier this season, but the Blazers had a better result against the Wizards this time around. How did it all go down in D.C.? Joe, Shain, and Danny break it all down on this episode of the Outsiders Podcast.