Study on feasability of return of MLB to MTL (UPD Post #70)
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12-14-2013, 09:41 AM
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Well, for one, that's not what Kimota said. Kimota said they didn't draw well. That's false, they were one of the best drawing teams in the National League.
That has declined after they left Park Jarie. That has again declined after the Carter trade. By the late 80s, the Expos had trouble maintaining an audience at the Stadium.
Also, francophones support baseball. The overwhelming majority of MLB players from Quebec are francophones, baseball has been played in the francophone community since the 1850s. I totally reject the idea francos don't care about baseball. If they didn't care then Expos baseball would never have been successful at all, since even in the 60s francos were no less than 60% of the population.
It's not that the francos whatever would not love the return of Baseball or the Expos, it's that really the new generation of kids don't play the game and have no interest. And we have had a generation of kids that grew up in the 90s and the new Millenium that have not been exposed to it. Because of that a lot of guys in their 20s and 30s who should be the paying audience in this generation have zero interest.
A NFL franchise would have a greater chance of success in my opinion.
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