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03-29-2011, 12:13 PM
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2012 MLB / Montreal Expos Thread (June 2012 - A Rally for the Expos)

Do not know where Le Troclore's thread went.

Anyway, the 2011 season will start this week. I still follow MLB but I just don't cheer for any team.

As for my love for the Expos well that did not die down. Part of the 1994 team were at Cummings Square yesterday for the hommage to their ex-owner.


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ya seriously, why did the thread mysteriously disappear! Kind of like our Expos


edit; any news or video clips of the Cummings event?

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Miss the Expos terribly....I don't even watch MLB anymore...do you guys think an owner with big $$$ will ever try to bring them back???

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I think the Expos have enough talent to win the Wild Card race since they're stuck behind the Braves.

Oh wait...

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baseball needs 16 teams in the playoffs, then i'll watch more. If this was the case in the first place, the Expos probably wouldn't have had to move.

I don't want to buy tickets and watch my team every night when there is no chance they will make the playoffs and have a chance to win a world series anyways. i.e. Bluejays stuck behind sox and yanks.

I'll also add in that I dearly miss the expos.

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'94 MLB broke my heart.
For the the next 10 years..they stomped all over it.

The only ball I watch now, is my kid playing.


I miss the Expos terribly!!

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I kinda started following the Cubs in recent years, National League Rules! Works well since WGN is avail in Montreal & they carry most of the games. Nice Rotation, iffy lineup.

Still eyeball our old players as well, thinning group as it is....sigh! I miss our spring. just not the same.

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I miss the reports from Denis Casavant live from Jupiter, FL.

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Once Vlad retires, I'll have no reason to follow baseball.

Go Vlad! Hope he gets 500.


and F--- Jeffrey Loria.

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I'll never forget my last Expos game, an incredible comeback against the Phillies, 11-9 and we were losing 9-0 after 3 innings!

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Another thing is that it was always depressing to watch games without any fans. That was the toughest thing of all. Even in 94 we were only averaging in the low 20s.

Best series ever played at the Big O was actually the final weekend of the 93 season against the Phillies. That was the absolute loudest I've ever experienced and it was jam packed. Had we swept the series we would have tied the Phillies, but we lost the second game. I was there for the Friday night game, but I don't remember much. I recall Walker hit a huge chopper on Sunday that won the game, but the Friday game is vague. I think Williams threw a bunch of wild pitches and walks, which amped up the crowd. Best memories for me was that weekend, but was mostly about the fans and the experience and almost winning the pennant.

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I give a lot of credit to Montreal Expos fans still. I see them wearing Expos caps all the time on the Island in spring/summer, on VIA Rail & even in Toronto at the Jays games. Solid group of fans, wearing the cap gives you the E-Z OK approach to chat a bit on the road.

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baseball needs 16 teams in the playoffs, then i'll watch more. If this was the case in the first place, the Expos probably wouldn't have had to move.

I don't want to buy tickets and watch my team every night when there is no chance they will make the playoffs and have a chance to win a world series anyways. i.e. Bluejays stuck behind sox and yanks.

I'll also add in that I dearly miss the expos.
I wonder how many playoffs the spos would have made if there had been a wild card spot? They were always close near the end.

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I wonder how many playoffs the spos would have made if there had been a wild card spot? They were always close near the end.
2 more. 1979 and 1993

They were 94-68 in 1993. The World Champs Jays finished 95-67.

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5 All-Stars in 1994

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5 All-Stars in 1994
What a team....we always seemed to be the bridesmaids...never the bride, until 94 and then the PA and MLB screwed us over...

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5 All-Stars in 1994
Such great players. I remember liking Fletcher for no reason.

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I do think a rich person with money would consider bringing one back but the problem is the stadium.

If the government would pay for the stadium and put it downtown, for sure they'd get it off the ground. If the plan would be to stay in the Olympic stadium and be another failing franchise due to **** stadium, **** location, **** everything, then I'd rather they don't even bother.

Imagine how awesome it would be to have a ball park much like the bell center but in the heart of downtown Montreal? I guarantee they'd fill the stands a lot quicker and at least the first few years they'd have great revenue from it, enough to justify bringing a team back here.

Problem is how many other places could use a team that would support it better than Montreal could? Likely a lot. I'm sure Baseball franchises don't just grow on trees. I don't follow MLB but aside from Montreal, which other teams have moved in the last 25 years? What other teams have been created as part of an expansion? (Not rhetorical, I really don't know, are we the only one?)

PS: My dad still till this day wears an expos hat. The logo is cool, baseball is fun and nothing sucks more to be in a city where a sports franchise leaves. I feel bad for the fans of places like that.

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and F--- Jeffrey Loria.
Couldn't have said it any better....except maybe f--- u Bud Selig too.

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People who loved the Expos, don't watch the MLB anymore. People who loved baseball and cheered for the Expos still do.

I'm a Jays fan now, as I love baseball and couldn't just drop it because the Expos were gone.

And no, I don't think baseball will ever return to Montreal.

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http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MON/1994.shtml

Get a load of these batting averages. Utter and complete ownage. When your ,260 catcher is the worst average on your everyday lineup, you got it good.

I miss them.

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I'll never forget my last Expos game, an incredible comeback against the Phillies, 11-9 and we were losing 9-0 after 3 innings!
I was at that game sitting in my favorite spot, just behind the 3rd baseline foul pole.

What a ride

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People who loved the Expos, don't watch the MLB anymore. People who loved baseball and cheered for the Expos still do.

I'm a Jays fan now, as I love baseball and couldn't just drop it because the Expos were gone.

And no, I don't think baseball will ever return to Montreal.
Well, either that or, you deal with the pain by pretending the sport doesn't exist anymore.

edit: I don't want to follow MLB by choice, not preference

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People who loved the Expos, don't watch the MLB anymore. People who loved baseball and cheered for the Expos still do.

I'm a Jays fan now, as I love baseball and couldn't just drop it because the Expos were gone.

And no, I don't think baseball will ever return to Montreal.
I don't agree, by your logic Mitch Melnick was never a baseball fan ?

I loved the Expos and miss them dearly. I don't watch baseball anymore at all and don't think we should even dream about getting our team back until baseball fixes itself. Baseball is sick. Pittsburgh, Kansas City et al have no chance every season...and if they ever do get close they will have to tear down the team the following season.

Ugh...baseball.

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