From: PDX Columbian
PORTLAND High-and-tight fastballs?
There were few.
The fans who showed up at Cucina! Cucina! in the Rose Quarter on Tuesday night didn't knock down Trail Blazers president Steve Patterson, interim coach and director of player personnel Kevin Pritchard or center Joel Przybilla.
They didn't impersonate Randy Johnson.
The Blazers are headed to the NBA's draft lottery for the second consecutive season. They are wrapping up one of their worst seasons in franchise history at 24-45, one that has seen its share of difficulties on the court and away from it.
But rather than fire away, most fans tossed batting practice at Tuesday's fan forum. Baseball analogies aside, there were some pointed questions, but most were soft................
.....The evening started with a man in a Lakers cap, which he called a statement, saying he really is a Blazers fan who wants to support the team. But, he said, "You guys have given me nothing. Tell me why I should continue to support the Blazers.".....