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Must Love Baseball

Do you love Baseball?
Do you wish Portland had a Major League team?


The Breakdown

Our Goal is to bring a Major League Baseball Team to Portland.

Portland Oregon is the best new City in the US for hosting a Major League Baseball Team. Visit smww.com for more.


We’re passionate about baseball and hope you are too. It’s America’s favorite pastime, what’s not to love?


Wouldn’t you love to join your family and friends at a ball game? Watching Major League Players while chowing down on a chili dog.


Fans are good for business. Whether its grabbing dinner before the game, or shopping in the neighborhood after a win. There’s so many benefits to having a local Major League Team in Portland.

Who We Are

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, has spearheaded a 25 year effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, Oregon. In 2003, Lynn led the lobbying efforts that resulted in a $150 million construction bill for a new baseball stadium in Portland. Under his leadership, the group secured legislative action to subsidize a new stadium with ballplayers’ payroll taxes. Lynn has been consultant to a variety of groups making attempts to bring MLB to Portland including the Portland Baseball Group, Oregon Stadium Campaign, Oregon Sports Authority, and the most recent effort, the Portland Diamond Project. Over 25 years, Lynn has brought to Portland, numerous architects, HOK, Populous, nationally recognized baseball consultants, baseball attorneys, franchise consultants, MLB executives, government leaders, transportation and logistics experts, lobbyists, and city leaders. Lashbrook has an insight and expertise for MLB to PDX that is unparalleled. Lynn has been privy to numerous site selection analysis.  Lynn understands the necessary criteria to attract an owner and a team, including funding mechanisms, market affordability, political will, transportation availability, acreage requirements, ease of location to the population, timing constraints, the importance of community involvement, and MLB diversity vision.

Lynn is currently President & Founder of Sports Management Worldwide, (SMWW), the first ever online sports management school with a mission to educate sports business executives. SMWW, under Dr. Lashbrook’s guidance, offers a global sports faculty with over 15,000 sports business graduates, from over 162 countries. In addition, Dr. Lashbrook is an NFL registered Agent having personally represented over 125 NFL clients. For the past 15 years, Lynn and his company have hosted the annual Baseball Career Conference at the Baseball Winter Meetings. SMWW offers many courses including those taught by MLB leaders in Baseball Scouting, Baseball Analytics, Baseball Agency and Stadium Management. SMWW faculty includes five MLB scouts.

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