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03-13-2012, 06:11 PM
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There's very few people I hate on this planet more that Loria & Bud Sellig.

They took our summers away from us.


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I sent in my request, I believe that the whole PIE-IX BLVD should be re-named Carter-8 including the Metro station. that's where we rode the train to see Gary play.

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03-25-2012, 10:39 AM
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Does anyone has heard something about Warren Cromatie project
http://mbp2012.com/
I've read that there would a press conference on April 4 about this project
I hope this will be serious

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03-25-2012, 03:32 PM
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My tickets to go boo the Nationals in Toronto in June. Can't wait!

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03-25-2012, 08:31 PM
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I got news on the Warren Cromartie project called the Montreal Baseball Project. Cro will be in Montreal from April 2nd to April 6th. A press conference is set for April 4th to announce their project and explain their mission, as well as the activities surrounding it. Cro will remain silent about it until the presser, where he will give all the details.

Hope it's something serious !

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03-28-2012, 10:18 PM
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Hoping it is serious

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03-28-2012, 10:37 PM
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I had a feeling on opening MLB day in Tokyo. Someone would bring this thread back up, The Cro cares.... seems he'll be up North a lot this summer.

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03-29-2012, 12:05 AM
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We need a downtown stadium and you know the provincial government won't pony up a dime for it.

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03-29-2012, 08:10 AM
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I can only imagine what the students would have to say if the government approved a stadium for an uncertain at best franchise costing the province hundreds of millions of dollars.


I'd be all for it though.

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03-29-2012, 09:19 AM
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We need a downtown stadium and you know the provincial government won't pony up a dime for it.
You have a downtown stadium..?

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The Montreal Baseball Project has begun, thx Cro....

http://mbp2012.com/index.php?lang=english

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Maybe the organizers of the June rally could make the rally around this time and get some of the former players to come!

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04-04-2012, 10:35 PM
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Any chance of an Expos fan gathering at a Nationals game in protest? I'm probably going to be in DC all summer. I plan on wearing an Expos shirt around DC tomorrow to mourn Nationals opening day, as I did last year.

All this talk about Loria's vanity park build on the back of taxpayers in Miami, that will probably be empty in a few months, has really gotten me angry. I can't believe that man got away with the same scam twice, gutting a team to get a city to give him money, and the second time around he actually got away with it. Have you guys seen how ridiculous Marlins Park is?

MLB should be ashamed.

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04-04-2012, 10:50 PM
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600M$ to buy a team
600M$ for a new stadium

It's gonna be tough.

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04-04-2012, 10:56 PM
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All this talk about Loria's vanity park build on the back of taxpayers in Miami, that will probably be empty in a few months, has really gotten me angry. I can't believe that man got away with the same scam twice, gutting a team to get a city to give him money, and the second time around he actually got away with it. Have you guys seen how ridiculous Marlins Park is?

MLB should be ashamed.
Yes indeed, he has scammed a city and mlb for a second time. I went to a marlins-dbacks game last summer in florida and the attendance was so pathetic, far worse than we had by the expos. On top of that, no one in Fl cares a bit about the team, half the people probably can't even identify the team. I'm willing to bet that by july 1, the marlins will be having the same poor attendance figures as always.

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04-05-2012, 06:46 AM
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I can only imagine what the students would have to say if the government approved a stadium for an uncertain at best franchise costing the province hundreds of millions of dollars.


I'd be all for it though.
J'ai ma place!

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04-05-2012, 07:32 AM
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That's Loria for you... showing up with a crippled Mohammed Ali to avoid being booed...

http://deadspin.com/5899264/the-marl...d-way-possible

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Both.

I don't know if Griffintown would be the ideal place for a stadium a la MTS Centre should a team move back to Montreal, though.





I couldn't divorce myself from the team after they moved. Plus I don't blame the city of Washington. I hate what happened to the Expos, but hating on the franchise that they became following their relocation never really made sense to me in a practical sense. On an irrational, emotional scale, I absolutely get it. Logically-speaking, I don't.

I hate Bud Selig, and the Florida Marlins' head honchos. I don't hate the Nationals because for me, they were the Expos in another city.

Besides, the team today is nothing like it was in 2004.

I know it seems wrong, and my dad keeps giving me hell for it (he hates the Nats), but it's not easy for me to just sever an emotional tie to a team because they're no longer in this city. That's what happened in 2004, and that's why I'm a Nationals fan today.
Amen man, I feel the same way. Obviously I'm all for a team coming back to MTL and if they were to return, I would switch my loyalties back to Montreal, but for now, it's let's go Nats. I blame the MLB, not the city of Washington for the relocation. I've followed that team ever since they moved.

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04-05-2012, 11:21 AM
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NO WAY I WANT BASEBALL BACK.
Nothing has changed since the Expos.
Baseball has promised a salary cap and an even playing field for 30 years and STILL has done nothing. Baseball is a big LIE.
Maybe people have forgotten just why the Expos are gone.
Expos had one of the best minor league development teams ever. Yet every time the Expos brought up a great rookie some team like the Yankees would just wave a lot of money and bye bye mr . rookie.
With unlimited funds the top 5-6 baseball teams just control all of baseball. When the Expos complained bitterly to the MLB they were lie too and told it's about to happen. 30 years and counting ?????
LIES LIES and more LIES. it's not fair at all. It's NOT an even playing field. How would you like to see Price+ Patches+ Subban+ Cole+ all get huge contracts form NY with NO compensation coming back to the Habs. A total loss to the Habs. Now add the Fact the the NHL would LIE to us and promise to fix this but it's been 30 years !!!~
a Riot ? a MEGA RIOT? WAR?

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04-05-2012, 11:34 AM
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I'd welcome back baseball the day Selig gets the **** out/dies.

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04-05-2012, 11:47 AM
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600M$ to buy a team
600M$ for a new stadium

It's gonna be tough.
Though? I'd say impossible

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04-05-2012, 11:56 AM
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I'd welcome back baseball the day Selig gets the **** out/dies.
Lets kill him.

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04-05-2012, 12:17 PM
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Lets kill him.
I don't want to set foot in Milwaukee...

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NO WAY I WANT BASEBALL BACK.
Nothing has changed since the Expos.
Baseball has promised a salary cap and an even playing field for 30 years and STILL has done nothing. Baseball is a big LIE.
Maybe people have forgotten just why the Expos are gone.
Expos had one of the best minor league development teams ever. Yet every time the Expos brought up a great rookie some team like the Yankees would just wave a lot of money and bye bye mr . rookie.
With unlimited funds the top 5-6 baseball teams just control all of baseball. When the Expos complained bitterly to the MLB they were lie too and told it's about to happen. 30 years and counting ?????
LIES LIES and more LIES. it's not fair at all. It's NOT an even playing field. How would you like to see Price+ Patches+ Subban+ Cole+ all get huge contracts form NY with NO compensation coming back to the Habs. A total loss to the Habs. Now add the Fact the the NHL would LIE to us and promise to fix this but it's been 30 years !!!~
a Riot ? a MEGA RIOT? WAR?
This. Must-read for all baseball fans.

I was a huge fan but haven't followed since they took the team. Don't kid yourselves, there will never be an MLB team back here. Remember they tried to contract us once, took the Twins to stave it off.

The field is so tilted it is ridiculous w/o a cap. I was looking at following the Dodgers this year, but there is zero chance for them, none at all...until their new ownership gets approved and they can spend like NYY, Boston, Tex, Anaheim. Another Expos team would just end up another Pirates / KC, no chance ever to really compete financially.

AAA or even AA would be much more feasible here. Royals, anyone?

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04-05-2012, 12:52 PM
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As much as I like to see a team back in Montreal, MLB is basically a sham, with no salary cap. Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Kansas City, are examples of what even a new Expos team would be like.
If the strike didn't happen in 94, most likely, the Expos are still around, or at least would have stayed a few years longer.

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