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On a beautiful warm evening, in front of nearly 12,000 boisterous fans that included a young guy who wouldn't rest until he got a good wave going, and a tiny girl with pink glasses who kept shouting "Shut 'em down!" regardless of which team was up at-bat, the Portland Beavers closed out their 2008 home schedule in style, soundly beating the PCL North Division champion Salt Lake Bees 7-2.

Even though Portland has faltered a little down the stretch, it's hard not to call their 2008 season a success. With a few games still left to play, they have 70 wins – 12 more than last season – and will at least match their highest win total in four years. The many fans that came out to PGE Park this season usually didn't go home disappointed; an exciting and resilient team, the Beavers won...

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