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02-27-2011, 03:18 PM
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For those who say Montreal has no baseball history

and doesn't deserve a team. great article.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6164311

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Certainly Montreal has a rich baseball history. Unfortunately it has no future.

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and doesn't deserve a team. great article.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6164311
Awesome read. Thanks!

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Why aren't we organizing ourselves better to bring baseball back here. The sports fans in Montreal are useless, as are the corporations in this God forsaken city. We were part of one of the most incredible sports leagues in the World as the first foreign city granted a team, and people **** on that just because of the horrible circumstances surrounding the team's demise. It's not as if the team didn't exist and do well for nearly 40 years without ever having a real ball park. God forbid we rallied together, got some potential funding and lobbied to get a team back if ever the opportunity arose.

A baseball team with a proper stadium would do more than fine in this city, especially in this economic climate. Jesus, the Pirates are the worst team ever but with revenue sharing they are making an insane profit.

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Why aren't we organizing ourselves better to bring baseball back here. The sports fans in Montreal are useless, as are the corporations in this God forsaken city. We were part of one of the most incredible sports leagues in the World as the first foreign city granted a team, and people **** on that just because of the horrible circumstances surrounding the team's demise. It's not as if the team didn't exist and do well for nearly 40 years without ever having a real ball park. God forbid we rallied together, got some potential funding and lobbied to get a team back if ever the opportunity arose.

A baseball team with a proper stadium would do more than fine in this city, especially in this economic climate. Jesus, the Pirates are the worst team ever but with revenue sharing they are making an insane profit.
The city BLEW IT, plain and simple. All the billionaires and corporations here wouldn't step up.

Keeping it was 100% easier than getting it back. The land downtown for the stadium is now gone.

Not much else has changed since then, Montreal is still a 2nd rate city economically, it will take decades to recover and only then with major reform in Quebec, which is not happening.

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02-27-2011, 04:28 PM
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The city BLEW IT, plain and simple. All the billionaires and corporations here wouldn't step up.

Keeping it was 100% easier than getting it back. The land downtown for the stadium is now gone.

Not much else has changed since then, Montreal is still a 2nd rate city economically, it will take decades to recover and only then with major reform in Quebec, which is not happening.
Yes, and they blew it when it came to saving the Canadiens as well, and look at where we are now. There are plenty of reasons why the MLB would work in Montreal now

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If the Expos ever make a return, there needs to be a clause in that Jeffrey Loria, David Samson and Claude Brochu keep the **** away from this team.

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Yes, and they blew it when it came to saving the Canadiens as well, and look at where we are now. There are plenty of reasons why the MLB would work in Montreal now
it would work now - the dollar is at par and will remain there for decades + there actually is land --the basin at the end of peel where they were going to build that huge casino with the permanent cirque du soleil exhibit

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Why aren't we organizing ourselves better to bring baseball back here. The sports fans in Montreal are useless, as are the corporations in this God forsaken city. We were part of one of the most incredible sports leagues in the World as the first foreign city granted a team, and people **** on that just because of the horrible circumstances surrounding the team's demise. It's not as if the team didn't exist and do well for nearly 40 years without ever having a real ball park. God forbid we rallied together, got some potential funding and lobbied to get a team back if ever the opportunity arose.

A baseball team with a proper stadium would do more than fine in this city, especially in this economic climate. Jesus, the Pirates are the worst team ever but with revenue sharing they are making an insane profit.
The Body's still warn, in the sense of losing a major league franchise in sports/years. Give it time 10-12-15-20 Years & keep an eyeball on that failing Tampa team. The right people are in the City & never ever let them tell you baseball has no future in Montreal, that's what they said when Montreal beat out Buffalo for a NL franchise in 1969. Most of all Stay positive & keep talking/watching baseball in summer, it helps!

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I'd also like to point out that there's no reason not to push for a AAA team.

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Great article, I do miss the Expos and must say I barely follow baseball now. It was not an overnight loss of interest but slowly, year after year, I just stopped watching and caring.

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Yes, and they blew it when it came to saving the Canadiens as well, and look at where we are now. There are plenty of reasons why the MLB would work in Montreal now
Cuz the out of towner who rode in to save the Habs was a good man, while the a-hole crooks who bought the expos were acting in bad faith the whole time. Add to that, the Habs are a flagship NHL franchise protected by the league, while MLB aided and abetted the crooks who torpedoed the Expos.

The bottom line is the Habs were saved and Expos lost, getting them back is a lot more difficult than riding out a trough.

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I'd also like to point out that there's no reason not to push for a AAA team.
I totaly agree. AAA would do FANTASTIC in Montreal.
Thats the best suggestion, where were you 15 yrs ago.

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Expos are finished and will never come back. You should all support our soccer team now.

Soccer is much better than Baseball.

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Expos are finished and will never come back. You should all support our soccer team now.

Soccer is much better than Baseball.
As much as I respect Baseball fans and the history of the Expos in Montreal, I agree. Montreal's future lays in 4 sports:

1- Hockey
2- Football
3- Soccer
4- Boxing

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No basketball?

Oh, I'm moving to Toronto !!!!

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Expos are finished and will never come back. You should all support our soccer team now.

Soccer is much better than Baseball.
Soccer is boring... espacially L'Impact... it's like watching semi-pro hockey...

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Soccer is boring... espacially L'Impact... it's like watching semi-pro hockey...
Euro-snob. If every Hockey fan in Europe was like you , Hockey leagues would not exist over there. You're just like every other phoney band-wagon sports fan.

And the Impact is far from semi-pro, sure it's not EPL or Serie-A , but our showing against top Concacaf teams has proven that our level is not bad. Anyways you're obviously not a soccer fan , so your judgment of the level on professionalism of the team is bogus.

And you're telling me Baseball is not boring ?

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Soccer is boring... espacially L'Impact... it's like watching semi-pro hockey...
They'll have to get better for next year though, MLS and stuff.

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They'll have to get better for next year though, MLS and stuff.
have you seen them play this year ? no , so how do you know they have to get better ? Can you name one of the new players ?

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have you seen them play this year ? no , so how do you know they have to get better ? Can you name one of the new players ?
Next year meaning to play in the MLS where I assume the quality is greater than having a bunch of french players from the second division.

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have you seen them play this year ? no , so how do you know they have to get better ? Can you name one of the new players ?
Are you saying the current team is good enough for the MLS? lol

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The one problem the Expos had was no deep pocket owner. The only owner that actually made the Expos good was Charles Bronfman. When he left the team, we had owners who kept the payroll very low to make a profit. We were the farm club for the other teams. Then Jeffrey Loria came in and it was over.

Montreal is one of the biggest market in North America with a great baseball history. What MLB did to this city is unforgivable.

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Are you saying the current team is good enough for the MLS? lol
we obviously don't have a championship team, but our team is definitely not as bad as people make them out to be.The gap between MLS and NASL is not as that big.

we have a very solid core with Billy, LeGall, Hatchi, DiLo, Camara, Agourram, Gerba, Cosette( this kid will be good) and not to mention our new goalie Gaudette. We have done well in training against MLS teams and I'm confident going in against Vancouver for the Nutrilite Championship.

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I have no doubt that the city would have embraced baseball if it wasn't for the stadium. I'm not from Montreal and really don't know where the majority of people live, but going from downtown all the way out there is a pain in the butt, having a stadium downtown will bring in suits after work, which are the people you need to spend the $$ to get a team.

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