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08-06-2008, 11:11 PM
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No Larry Walker mention yet? For shame, guys. For shame.

(Unless I'm blind and I missed it...)

Has anybody seen the Expos movie that came out this past weekend? If so, how was it?

The movie in question is called "Un été sans point ni cout sur"...

http://moncinema.cyberpresse.ca/nouv...e-en-1969.html
I dont think it's an expo's movie. Only has some references to them.

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No Larry Walker mention yet? For shame, guys. For shame.

(Unless I'm blind and I missed it...)

Has anybody seen the Expos movie that came out this past weekend? If so, how was it?
The movie in question is called "Un été sans point ni cout sur"...

http://moncinema.cyberpresse.ca/nouv...e-en-1969.html
Never heard anyone mention it.

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08-06-2008, 11:14 PM
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I dont think it's an expo's movie. Only has some references to them.
I saw a preview, and baseball/the Expos seemed to be a prominent part of the movie...

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08-06-2008, 11:16 PM
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I saw a preview, and baseball/the Expos seemed to be a prominent part of the movie...
What is the reference to the Expos? Like do they have actors play Vladimir Guerrero or do they just talk about them??

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I saw a preview, and baseball/the Expos seemed to be a prominent part of the movie...
It's basicaly a movie about a Kid who is cut from a baseball team and his father(who hates baseball) then starts an other team with all the kids who cant play.

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08-06-2008, 11:19 PM
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Damn me too. Them and the Yankees were my favorite teams. Now its obviously just the yankees. I would definitely welcome them back though.

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08-06-2008, 11:22 PM
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It's basicaly a movie about a Kid who is cut from a baseball team and his father(who hates baseball) then starts an other team with all the kids who cant play.
...and the movie takes place at the time where the Expos were new to Montreal...

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08-06-2008, 11:24 PM
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I went to see "Un été sans point ni coup sûr" yesterday. The movie is not too bad but it made me think so much about the Expos...especially *spoiler* when the little girl says "Une équipe de baseball, c'est pour la vie!"

I used to go see them between 4 and 10 times a season, most often with my father.

I'm 19 now so I wasn't born for most of the exciting moments in the Expos history but here are some I saw :
Vlad trying to get into the 40-40 club :
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2002/09/29/expos020929.html

Also in the same season I think, Bartolo Colon became the second pitcher in history to get 10 wins in both the National League and the American League...

Loooved that 2002 team. Our other pitchers Javier Vazquez, Tomo Ohka, Tony Armas Jr...

Vidro and Cabrera, great second base and shortstop duo.

Andres Galarraga, Brad Wilkerson, Cliff Floyd...

Also, Endy Chavez was great for a substitute hitter.


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08-06-2008, 11:39 PM
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...and the movie takes place at the time where the Expos were new to Montreal...
Does that make it about the expos ?

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08-06-2008, 11:51 PM
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i wanna watch that movie.

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I really liked Carlos Perez, he had the bad habit on giving up home runs but it was so much fun looking at him trying to dodge each time he threw the ball

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I went to see "Un été sans point ni coup sûr" yesterday. The movie is not too bad but it made me think so much about the Expos...especially *spoiler* when the little girl says "Une équipe de baseball, c'est pour la vie!"

I used to go see them between 4 and 10 times a season, most often with my father.

I'm 19 now so I wasn't born for most of the exciting moments in the Expos history but here are some I saw :
Vlad trying to get into the 40-40 club :
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2002/09/29/expos020929.html

Also in the same season I think, Bartolo Colon became the second pitcher in history to get 10 wins in both the National League and the American League...

Loooved that 2002 team. Our other pitchers Javier Vazquez, Tomo Ohka, Tony Armas Jr...

Vidro and Cabrera, great second base and shortstop duo.

Andres Galarraga, Brad Wilkerson, Cliff Floyd...

Also, Endy Chavez was great for a substitute hitter.
Yup, I'm like you. I'm 17 and I pretty much experience everything you have. I was at the second to last game of the season when Vlad was trying for 40-40. He hit the top of the wall and we all thought it had gone out. We all went crazy but then the play stopped and the Umps said it the ball came back in. I'll never forget that moment.

The best moment for me though was without a doubt the run they were putting together in 2003. That crazy series with the Braves that year in late July when they made two amazing comebacks. The friday game they were losing 8-2 and cameback and won 9-8. Then the sunday game they were down 8-4 and cameback and won that one too.

Then the 4 game sweep of the Phillies which tied them for 1st in the wildcard in late August was my greatest moment as an Expos fan. I was at the 1st and 3rd game of that series. The 1st game Vladdy hit a 3 run homer in the first inning and passed Andre Dawson on the Expos all time home run list. The Expos won the game 12-1 in front of 30,000 people. Then the 3rd game they won 9-6 even though they blew a 6-2 lead when Hector Almonte gave up a grand slam to Marlon Byrd. The best game from that series though was the 2nd when the Expos cameback from 10-2 and won 14-10.

All the Memories. God I miss the Expos

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08-07-2008, 12:04 AM
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Does that make it about the expos ?
Expos related, at the very least...

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08-07-2008, 12:38 AM
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maybe someday one of the Gillet's will try to bring them back?a long shot at best UNTIL a new stadium is built but it seems the city is intent on continuing to sink money into the old big O for many years yet.

Since they left they haven't done much better drawing fans to the ballpark in Washingtion thats for sure and they just opened a brand new ballpark .



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http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns
The Nationals’ season-ticket base, though up from 15,000 last season to 18,000, remains significantly short of the 22,500 sold during their first season in 2005 after moving from Montreal.


http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...znZ4WYoVLv4iyQ
Washington is a team that has no superstars, a ton of injuries and not much personality. A team so uninteresting that a meagre 9,000 households - the fewest by far in the country - are watching the average game on television in the local market.


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Speaking of the Expos...does anybody know where a guy could purchase an Expos jersey besides e-Bay?

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Yup, I'm like you. I'm 17 and I pretty much experience everything you have. I was at the second to last game of the season when Vlad was trying for 40-40. He hit the top of the wall and we all thought it had gone out. We all went crazy but then the play stopped and the Umps said it the ball came back in. I'll never forget that moment.

The best moment for me though was without a doubt the run they were putting together in 2003. That crazy series with the Braves that year in late July when they made two amazing comebacks. The friday game they were losing 8-2 and cameback and won 9-8. Then the sunday game they were down 8-4 and cameback and won that one too.

Then the 4 game sweep of the Phillies which tied them for 1st in the wildcard in late August was my greatest moment as an Expos fan. I was at the 1st and 3rd game of that series. The 1st game Vladdy hit a 3 run homer in the first inning and passed Andre Dawson on the Expos all time home run list. The Expos won the game 12-1 in front of 30,000 people. Then the 3rd game they won 9-6 even though they blew a 6-2 lead when Hector Almonte gave up a grand slam to Marlon Byrd. The best game from that series though was the 2nd when the Expos cameback from 10-2 and won 14-10.

All the Memories. God I miss the Expos
Holy ****. I think I remember most of the events you talk about...if only I could go back in time and relive all of these moments...

BTW I still have 5 bobbleheads, well my father keeps them for me...I think I have Rusty Staub, Andre Dawson, Gary Carter, Tim Raines and Vladdy Guerrero...Probably gonna keep them for the rest of my days


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08-07-2008, 06:03 AM
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It agree, it's tragic, not the same city since they let...Mayor Tremblay..the Saputos..a Bronfman, too bad nobody could step in and do something.

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I started a thread about this a little while ago. This city is a major baseball City. RDS doing Yankee's game in French last night is proof enough that there is a huge amount of supporters in both official languages.

Just after the All Star game is the toughest for me. Sure wish my Expo's were in the middle of what is the greatest season of Division races in many, many years....


Hate Loria & his weasel son & despise Bud Selig, I won't even shop at Jean-Coutu, that guy is another reason we lost our team! Thanks Arse's for ruining a great pastime in a city that was so important to baseball's history since the Montreal Royal's days.....

Go Cub's...Go Red Sox!!!!

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It's nice to see that a lot of you miss seeing the Expos play. I'm a Jays fan, but it was still a sad day for me when the Expos left.

I've glanced through the thread and I've noticed many posters blaming the owner and other people for the Expos leaving. But I haven't noticed anyone saying anything about the attendance.

Game Average Season Total
1997 18,489 - 1,497,609
1998 11,295 - 914,909
1999 9,540 - 772,737
2000 11,435 - 926,272
2001 7,935 - 642,743
2002 10,031 - 812,537
2003 12,662 - 1,025,639
2004 9,356 - 748,550

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/montattn.shtml

I don't know all the insights for why the Expos left Montreal. But from looking at these numbers, it looks to me that the owner had a very good reason to move the team.

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It's nice to see that a lot of you miss seeing the Expos play. I'm a Jays fan, but it was still a sad day for me when the Expos left.

I've glanced through the thread and I've noticed many posters blaming the owner and other people for the Expos leaving. But I haven't noticed anyone saying anything about the attendance.

Game Average Season Total
1997 18,489 - 1,497,609
1998 11,295 - 914,909
1999 9,540 - 772,737
2000 11,435 - 926,272
2001 7,935 - 642,743
2002 10,031 - 812,537
2003 12,662 - 1,025,639
2004 9,356 - 748,550

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/montattn.shtml

I don't know all the insights for why the Expos left Montreal. But from looking at these numbers, it looks to me that the owner had a very good reason to move the team.
After Bronfman sold the team, it was taken over by a consortium that didn't care about baseball..ie Jean-Coutu & others. The Expo's were the most winning team in the 80's & soon after 1994 strike & the most obvious fire sale in sports history, just after having the best record in baseball!!! The product became so poor, that it was obvious that the owners didn't want to spend money & with losing team comes losing interest. Loria was supposed to be a savior, but he turned out to be a 2 face carpet bagger that never had the intention to improve the club. There are many, many reason's, including the stadium, which was never designed for baseball. Blaming the fans is way down on the list.

Anyway I'm sure all of this & more is in the other thread already.


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After Bronfman sold the team, it was taken over by a consortium that didn't care about baseball..ie Jean-Coutu & others. The Expo's were the most winning team in the 80's & soon after 1994 strike & the most obvious fire sale in sports history, just after having the best record in baseball!!! The product became so poor, that it was obvious that the owners didn't want to spend money & with losing team comes losing interest. Loria was supposed to be a savior, but he turned out to be a 2 face carpet bagger that never had the intention to improve the club. There are many, many reason's, including the stadium, which was never designed for baseball. Blaming the fans is way down on the list.

Anyway I'm sure all of this & more is in the other thread already.
I was just curious because I remembered coming across that website and I wanted to ask Expo fans their opinion. Because from an outsiders point of view it does look like the fans gave up on the team. Thanks for the insight AG.

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This guy (besides Vlad) in the late 90's was my favorite player. Nobody looked so much like a ball player.

Looking back he was probably a product of steroids...(sporatic seasons, constantly injured)...but he was great.

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I was just curious because I remembered coming across that website and I wanted to ask Expo fans their opinion. Because from an outsiders point of view it does look like the fans gave up on the team. Thanks for the insight AG.
I hear from a lot of people that used to be responsible for the city back when. That if Mayor Drapeau could have been alive, that he would never have allowed that team to leave this city. He always believed that Montreal should have an identity within North America, not just Quebec & Canada. anyway would never say never, but it will take 20 years now to get a team back. The culture in the city has to change a bit, there is more than one sport.

People from my father's generation are just as big Expo's fans as Habs fans.

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How I Miss the Expos

I am 34 now, but I remember growing up in Dorval as a Kid and Carter lived down the street from me. Anyway, for me summer was baseball and winter was hockey. I loved the Expos just as much as I loved the habs. I miss the stats, reading up on the game summaries etc. I remember the late 80's and early 90's really well..remember the big Langston trade that almost got us in the post season, remember Cliff Floyd's rookie season...remember being Mid-July in Montreal and playing the Braves on a weeknight in front of 30,000+ fans in 94. Anyway, so many great memories...so many great players. It hurts not having the Expos here..really does..a shame. Was so excited about that new stadium...just never happened unfortunately.

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I hear from a lot of people that used to be responsible for the city back when. That if Mayor Drapeau could have been alive, that he would never have allowed that team to leave this city. He always believed that Montreal should have an identity within North America, not just Quebec & Canada. anyway would never say never, but it will take 20 years now to get a team back. The culture in the city has to change a bit, there is more than one sport.

People from my father's generation are just as big Expo's fans as Habs fans.
When I was a kid growing up in the West Island (Dorval), in the early to mid 80's, I'd say it was pretty evenly split between kids who were Habs/Hockey fans first, and kids who were Expos/Baseball fans first.

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