Red Sox Fans of the Day

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Red Sox Fans of the Day
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Die-hard Red Sox fans in Oregon couldn't be farther from Boston's famed, 100-year-old Fenway Park. So one day in summer 2005, Ben Maciarello, the governor of the state's Red Sox Nation fan club, asked his dad, Jim: "How cool would it be to have our family and friends trying to hit balls over the Green Monster?"

Dad was more than game for building a one-third Fenway replica on the family property in rural Oregon. And so the pair spent 12 hours a day -- and $7,000 -- in June 2006 building the Green Monster scoreboard, the odd-shaped "triangle" in the center-field wall, and "Pesky's Pole" in right field. "We wanted it to look authentic," Jim says.

No worry there -- in giant letters, on the back of the Green Monster, you can't miss it: "Fenway West."

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Follow-Up of the Day: Springfield Isn't In Oregon?!

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Follow-Up of the Day: Springfield Isn't In Oregon?!
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Apparently, everyone misinterpreted Matt Groening's interview with Smithsonian Magazine in which he said Springfield, Oregon, was the Simpsons' hometown. After Sunday night's opening credits teased, "Now entering Oregon," the show's producers took to Bart's blackboard in an ambiguous attempt at keeping Springfield shrouded in mystery: "The true location of Springfield is in any state but yours."

"I have no idea where the hell it is," Groening said. "Like all Americans, I flunked geography."

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Time-Lapse Thing of the Day

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Time-Lapse Thing of the Day: From Ben Canales, John Waller, Steve Engman, and Blake Johnson of Uncage the Soul Productions, "Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in September."

We've filmed the Columbia Riv

Congressional Resignation of the Day

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Congressional Resignation of the Day
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Congressional Resignation of the Day: Despite his previous rebuffing of calls to resigns, it seems Rep. David Wu (D-OR) will do just that after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi increased pressure on the embattled Congressman with calls for a probe into accusations o

Life Imitates Art of the Day

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Life Imitates Art of the Day
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Life Imitates Art of the Day: The offices of Portland-based lawyer Randal Acker happen to be housed inside a quaint 1894 Queen Anne Victorian surrounded by ongoing construction associated with Portland State University, so he did what anyone in a similar situation would do: He tied a bunch of balloon to the house a la the now-classic scene from Pixar's Up.

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