OT An [MLB] owner's word - The cautionary tale of Jeff Loria
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11-15-2012, 08:26 AM
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Reading again about the Expos, and the destroyed 2004 run, just burn my heart.
SEETHING WITH UNIMAGINABLE RAAAAGE
He also attempted to get a new building in Montréal. He tried very very hard, but the government at the time decided otherwise. I'm so thankful. I'm not thankful about my meathead government very often, but on that one I am.
Now we know what he would have done as soon as he would have gotten the building. Since Québec's provincial government and Montréal were not willing to play along, they just killed the team. A RICO charge wasn't off mark at all, that's truly and verily racket.
Yeah, the minority owners once they realized what Loria was doing got on the lawsuit right away. From what I understand, while everything looked fishy by Loria and the MLB, there just was not enough to prosecute.
There is an Expos book coming out soon I believe that is going to be considered one of the most indepth looks into the Expos saga.
I do think Loria and the MLB sabotaged the market intentionally, and do agree Montreal dodged a bullet. I wished Montreal stayed, but not with this man or under his terms.
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