When the announcement came down a while back that Timber Jim was hanging up his chainsaw in 2008, I felt surprised and saddened at the thought of home matches without him. But to be honest, I kind of socked that nugget of info into a small nook of the memory banks and didn't summon it again until now. Now, in a little more than a week, Timber Jim's reign on the victory log will officially come to a close and it's definitely starting to sink in.
Check out the details of Jim's farewell in this rare sports-related story in the Portland Mercury.
My hope is Jim continues to wear his normal garb and bang his drum while he takes in matches as a "fan."