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i don't think it's really any worse than the other 70s stadiums like three rivers/riverfront/the vet. which admittedly isn't saying much

mookieproof, Friday, 31 March 2017 23:26 (two years ago) link

Now, just because a group of investors have met MLB’s conditions, it does not mean baseball’s return to Montreal is imminent.

no, it means manfred has a francophone stick with which to beat the local oakland and tampa governments

mookieproof, Friday, 31 March 2017 23:31 (two years ago) link

un baton.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 1 April 2017 02:50 (two years ago) link

le bâton

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 April 2017 02:53 (two years ago) link

lol

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 1 April 2017 03:13 (two years ago) link

French government has been trying to reform that accent out of existence since 2008. You could say it is a bit like the Expos.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 1 April 2017 03:59 (two years ago) link

id say i liked the view from my cheap seats better than i ever enjoyed the view from the cheap seats at the skydome.

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 1 April 2017 18:44 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

I guess it's not universally accepted that manfred's just yapping to get Oakland and TB their taxpayer parks

qualx, Friday, 14 July 2017 22:15 (two years ago) link

i'm sure that's part of it, but . . . the rockies paid a $95m expansion fee in 1992. the new las vegas team in the nhl just paid $500m. a new baseball team would be $1b at least, i would think, of straight-up free money? even split 30 ways that's a lot

mookieproof, Friday, 14 July 2017 23:27 (two years ago) link

i don't think it'll happen before those two teams get their parks though. really, they need to be relocated before anyone even thinks about expansion, but that isn't coming from a $$ standpoint.

i agree with AGon though, if the goal of mexico expansion is to open up the entire country's market and/or diplomatic baseball reasons, it doesn't need to be a logistical nightmare like mexico city. monterrey is at least a hell of a lot closer to the rest of the league and shorter than denver by several thousand feet.

qualx, Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:06 (two years ago) link

Jered Weaver in a brutalist bullpen would think his fastball is roughly 110 mph.

Andy K, Saturday, 15 July 2017 02:07 (two years ago) link

Montreal can't afford a new ballpark/billionaire's scam. Montreal can't afford a new ballpark/billionaire's scam. Montreal can't afford a new ballpark/billionaire's scam.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 15 July 2017 02:41 (two years ago) link

otm. isn't carey price enough?

mookieproof, Saturday, 15 July 2017 03:35 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://phildellio.tripod.com/raines.jpg

clemenza, Saturday, 29 July 2017 20:29 (two years ago) link

Oh man.

Andy K, Sunday, 30 July 2017 02:42 (two years ago) link

<3

mookieproof, Sunday, 30 July 2017 05:23 (two years ago) link

Posnanski pointed out the other day how incredibly close they were during their Expos years:

Games played in Montreal:

Tim Raines: 1,452
Andre Dawson: 1,443

WAR in Montreal:

Tim Raines: 48.5
Andre Dawson: 48.1

clemenza, Sunday, 30 July 2017 13:49 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

This video is worth checking out. Stick around until the end, the last throw they show is unbelievable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQwfvNtAFyk

earlnash, Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00 (one year ago) link

I remember when Ellis Valentine got hit in the face with a pitch and wore this helmet. Always thought this was a pretty cool card.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IBmZyF9wrGA/TVjWUNxAV1I/AAAAAAAAQUU/0YwpFu8NaXo/s1600/ellis_card.jpg

Lot of big name players in that Valentine clip. I believe that is Dale Murphy in that one against the Braves.

earlnash, Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:02 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

jacksonville expos cap circa 1985-90. nice

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyVrJQzXQAAzY7j.jpg

mookieproof, Friday, 1 February 2019 18:11 (nine months ago) link

five months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-0cveIWsAEYs6D.jpg

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 July 2019 21:25 (four months ago) link

Pitching another monster game through 5 (59 strikes, 19 balls!).

Somewhat related: going to the Canadian HOF for the first time on Wednesday. I hope there's more than a Fergie Jenkins jersey and a couple of Joey Votto's bats...

clemenza, Saturday, 6 July 2019 21:49 (four months ago) link

For a long time I just assumed Tim Raines was canadian because he got inducted there.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 7 July 2019 16:00 (four months ago) link

Would love to learn why LB Pearson is inducted if you can report for me.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 7 July 2019 16:03 (four months ago) link

My guess would be he had a hand in getting Montreal a team--he was PM up till '68? I think there are a bunch of non-Canadian Jays and Expos in there.

clemenza, Sunday, 7 July 2019 17:25 (four months ago) link

"Canada’s 14th Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson, was a fine all-around athlete who participated in a variety of sports, including hockey, football, rugby, basketball and lacrosse. But baseball was Pearson’s true passion. He suited up alongside his brother, Vaughan, with the Guelph Maple Leafs of the Ontario Intercounty Baseball League and attended games at Toronto’s famed Hanlan’s Point stadium as a youngster.

Later in life, the Nobel Peace Prize winner served as an honorary board member with the Montreal Expos. After his death, the Pearson Cup, named in his honour, was presented to the winner of an annual exhibition game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos from 1978 to 1986."

So...he liked baseball seems to be the reason.

clemenza, Sunday, 7 July 2019 17:27 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Go, Expos!

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 13:11 (one month ago) link

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/would-the-expos-have-won-the-1994-world-series/

In a word--three words--no, probably not (says Neil Paine).

clemenza, Saturday, 26 October 2019 19:50 (three weeks ago) link


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