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Friday, March 28, 2014

The old ball game comes back to Montreal

46,000+ tonight, 50,000+ expected tomorrow.

crict Posted: March 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: gary carter, jays, mets, montreal expos

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Baseball Is Coming Back to Montreal, for a Weekend

It’s been a decade since the Expos played their last game at Olympic Stadium and packed up for Washington, D.C. But now, the much-maligned stadium will host the Toronto Blue Jays (Canada’s remaining MLB team) and the New York Mets (who the Expos played their first and last games ever against).

The wounds of the Expos’s dysfunctional final years are healing, replaced by nostalgia. So far, 75,000 tickets have been sold, with event programming catered to people strictly there to remember when the city had its own team. On Friday, there will be a ceremony for Gary Carter, one of the most popular former Expos, who died in 2012. And on Saturday, the locally mythologized 1994 team, which many argue was good enough to win the World Series had it not been for the cancellation of the season that August, will be honored.

No mention of Youppi! attending ... one can hope.

eddieot Posted: March 25, 2014 at 04:31 PM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: gary carter, les expos

 

 

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