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09-24-2013, 04:29 PM
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Almost 70% want baseball back in Montreal

Thought this was interesting, and a lot higher then I'd assume. Would have figured after the Loria/Selig fiasco, it'd barely be at 50%, if not less.

http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/story/?id=432657

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09-24-2013, 04:38 PM
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No freaking chance.

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It's all about nostalgia. It wouldn't take 5 years before the attendance drops.

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It's all about nostalgia. It wouldn't take 5 years before the attendance drops.
Keep up the positive vibes guys!

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70% of 1500 people, that should get a stadium filled every game

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Keep up the positive vibes guys!
Some of us were the fans who went to a depleted stadium to watch our team regardless of where it was located or how bad the team was. I have a real hard time expecting any of these chumps who wouldn't watch back then to show up now and to continue showing up through thick and thin.


Forgive the bitterness, but I just can't see it.

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I'd love it but I have no hope. Not until Selig dies or something.

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Some of us were the fans who went to a depleted stadium to watch our team regardless of where it was located or how bad the team was. I have a real hard time expecting any of these chumps who wouldn't watch back then to show up now and to continue showing up through thick and thin.

Forgive the bitterness, but I just can't see it.
Ah cool, so you don't want baseball back because people didn't show up for a team that ****ed over the fans for a good 10+ years before they finally moved.

Come on, man.

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Ah cool, so you don't want baseball back because people didn't show up for a team that ****ed over the fans for a good 10+ years before they finally moved.

Come on, man.
Nowhere did I say I didn't want baseball back. I don't think there's a fanbase here for it anymore.

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Some of us were the fans who went to a depleted stadium to watch our team regardless of where it was located or how bad the team was. I have a real hard time expecting any of these chumps who wouldn't watch back then to show up now and to continue showing up through thick and thin.


Forgive the bitterness, but I just can't see it.
I was one of those people. I still have hope though. I guess im naive.

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I'd want to be a billionaire if some poll company asked me. Doesn't mean it's gonna happen.

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how i would rank my interest if we get a team :

Habs
Bulldogs in Laval ( any news? )
QJMHL
Alouettes
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Baseball

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09-24-2013, 06:34 PM
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Its just like hockey in quebec city everyone is for that
but no one wanted the govt to pay for the building

What % would be for baseball's return if the province/city paid the for the stadium

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Would go but not in Olympic Stadium. This place look like an horror show now.

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70% of 1500 people, that should get a stadium filled every game
Probably after an Expos nation meeting

Anyways, no new stadium = no chance. I refuse to cheer for anything inside that giant toilet bowl other than the unusual event.

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Montreal should never invest a dime to bring back baseball it's not worth it! Especially if you compare the payroll with the yankees.

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As fun as it would be I don't see it happening any time soon.

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It's nice if it's private money. Because honestly even if 2% of the population wants it and it makes them happy, no problem as long as others don't pay.

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Unless there is a salary cap and floor like in hockey, I say forget it. Otherwise the team will end up once again as a farm team for the big boys.

Would love to see BB back, but have to be realistic.

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As long as there is no stadium downtown there will be no baseball here. Someone with very deep pockets will have to be involved that's if Seilg would approve of a relocation or expansion to Montreal.

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Baseball will return to Montreal someday, this I believe.

Most of us will probably be old as ****, if not dead when it finally happens though.

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Nowhere did I say I didn't want baseball back. I don't think there's a fanbase here for it anymore.
Realism is the new pessimism, I guess.

I love baseball. I went to more Expos games then I can remember. I loved the Expos and would welcome them back in a heart beat and would attend as many games as possible. Do I think it will work? I have some serious doubts.

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You know, the biggest thing out of this is that MLB HAS pretty much set the condition for us getting a team back i.e. getting a new stadium.

There are some spots where they could put it... the Hippodrome... the old Planetarium... outside chance, but I think the location of the O is not really a problem, its the stadium itself that's too big and that has the structural issues. So you could always tear the Big O down and build the new one on top of it.

Anybody knows a billionaire willing to pay for stadium + team + payroll of the team?

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Did you hear the latest poll?

100% of current Baseball commissioners would let an MLB team back in Montreal.

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There are some spots where they could put it... the Hippodrome... the old Planetarium... outside chance, but I think the location of the O is not really a problem, its the stadium itself that's too big and that has the structural issues. So you could always tear the Big O down and build the new one on top of it.
Tearing the Big O down was estimated to cost $700 millions as they need to disassemble everything piece by piece.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...731/story.html

You can bet no one will ever build a new stadium on top of a subway again. Simply getting a new roof for this POS (they need one sooner or later) will cost about the same as getting a new stadium. Montrealers are not done paying for this fiasco for many many years to come.

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