The moment is upon us. It's time to give this blog an official name. The secret ballots have been collected and tabulated by international auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the winner is... Ax to the Road, submitted by Obi-Wan. My sincere thanks to everyone who submitted a suggestion. Booth Jockey Confidential, Soylent Green, etc. - great stuff. The grand prize will be delivered to the Bull Pen following Saturday's match against Rochester.
Speaking of home matches... It seems strange to suggest that a home win over Puerto Rico was huge, but based on how things have transpired lately, it was the closest thing to a "must win" this season. Great to see Hugo back on form, and Dizzy continues to establish himself as the hardest working target man in the league. Keep eating those burritos big man.
After the match I had a chance meeting with the granddaughter of Mr. Swangard, who's name is affixed to the home stadium of the dreaded Vancouver Whitecaps. She allegedly roots for the Timbers, but claims to have no power to lift the Swangard Curse, an evil spell that has limited Portland to one victory in 1,238 matches on British Columbian soil. For all I know, she could be a double agent and should be approached with extreme caution on match days.