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Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a lifelong Portlander who works with mentally ill and marginalized adults at Amistad Inc.. He has worked on a lobster boat, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.

Deceased Massachusetts woman declares Tom Brady’s innocence in her obituary

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For all the sports radio hosts, ESPN analysts, and rabid New England Patriots haters who’ve obsessed over the nonsensical “Deflategate” drama for the past few months, a deceased woman from Auburn, Massachusetts has left a message in her obituary. “Brady is innocent!!” declares Patricia M. Shong, who died last week at the age of 72 surrounded […]

Maine’s Ryan Flaherty punched by umpire during Baltimore Orioles game


Ryan Flaherty, a 2005 graduate of Deering High School in Portland, has made a career for himself as a second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles with instinctive defensive play and a natural slugging ability. During Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees in New York though, Flaherty found himself on the receiving end of the […]

Caner-Medley’s Corner- Following Michael Jordan’s lead

Note: This will be Nik’s final entry for “Caner-Medley’s Corner.” It’s been a lot of fun working on this series with him. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as Nik and I have enjoyed putting the whole thing together. Thanks- Chris “I’m excited to say that we made the playoffs! This is a huge accomplishment […]

Pirates super fan inducted into team Hall of Fame


The Portand Pirates square off against the Manchester Monarchs in the first game of their opening round playoff series tonight. No one will be rooting for the Pirates harder than super-fan Raymond Dudley. Dudley, known to generations of Pirates fans as “Switchboard,” has been a popular, beloved mainstay for the team since its inception in […]