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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Montreal Gazette: Diamond dream alive in Quebec City

Keri est toujours sur le qui-vive.

Playing host to ALS Quebec’s sixth annual Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday, Municipal Stadium in Quebec City - home to the independent Can-Am League’s Quebec Capitales - couldn’t have been a more ideal setting. On hand to lend their support for the cause were former Expos Tim Raines, Pedro Martinez, Moises Alou and Denis Boucher. Former Canadiens captain Vincent Damphousse, a spokesperson for ALS Quebec, also suited up for the game.

This marked the first year the event took place in Quebec City, after five years at Montreal’s Jarry Park. .....

The Capitales are doing their part to keep professional baseball alive in the province. Recently, the team unveiled a Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame section in the stadium, complete with painted plaques of all the members. Throughout the corridors of the stadium, special tributes are paid to Quebec baseball pioneers and heroes.

The right-field wall pays homage to the Expos, listing the franchise’s retired numbers - Gary Carter’s No. 8, Andre Dawson and Rusty Staub’s No. 10, and Raines’s No. 30 - and acknowledges the 1994 Expos as the best team in baseball for that season, which was cut short because of a players’ strike.

Greg Franklin Posted: August 09, 2011 at 08:58 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: expos, history, memorabilia

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   1. Greg K Posted: August 09, 2011 at 10:35 PM (#3896525)
My favourite Damphousse family story:

Pride of Carlyle, Saskatchewan Brenden Morrow was making his first impression on the NHL with Dallas and so a bunch of people from Saskatchewan were watching a Dallas Stars playoff game, including his high school sweet-heart. Except apparently he had neglected to give her the old "I'm in the NHL now so I need an NHL girlfriend" talk, so when they flashed Vincent Damphousse's daughter in the crowd and described her as "Brenden Morrow's girlfriend", there was a bit of sadness in the room.

Got to love hockey players.
   2. Tim Wallach was my Hero Posted: August 09, 2011 at 10:42 PM (#3896530)
Let me say this: I never thought I would read an article about my hometown (Quebec City) on BTF. I'm emotional right now!

It was awesome to see from really close Pedro, Raines and Moises. I mean, these guys are the reason why I love the game. (BTW, Raines is getting really fat...).

A pic of the three.
   3. Tim Wallach was my Hero Posted: August 09, 2011 at 10:50 PM (#3896535)
Greg, Brendan Morrow goes out with Guy Carbonneau's daughter, not Damphousse.
   4. Greg K Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:05 PM (#3896544)
Greg, Brendan Morrow goes out with Guy Carbonneau's daughter, not Damphousse.

Way to ruin my great story with FACTS!

Despite the fact that it is now evident it has no relation to the article linked, I still stand by my story as a fun one. In retrospect it seems obvious...Damphousse spent the latter part of his career with the Sharks, not the Stars.
   5. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 09, 2011 at 11:24 PM (#3896557)
A pic of the three.
Pedro is the guy who looks fat in that picture to me, but perhaps I'm being unkind. Of course, at least we know Tim Raines is staying off the rock.
   6. Hugh Jorgan Posted: August 10, 2011 at 04:46 AM (#3896898)
BTW, Raines is getting really fat...

On a new twist to the hunger strike to have your demands met, Raines has decided to go on an eating binge until his deserved induction into the HOF.
   7. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 10, 2011 at 05:36 AM (#3896909)
On a new twist to the hunger strike to have your demands met, Raines has decided to go on an eating binge until his deserved induction into the HOF.


Nah, he's just trying to deliver visual evidence that he remains every bit Tony Gwynn's equal.

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