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Monday, October 21, 2019

Raines recalls Montreal, roots for Nats; others, maybe not

MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Raines started wearing the tricolor cap as a teen and proudly sported the Montreal Expos logo for years, all the way onto his Hall of Fame plaque.

So no wonder who he’ll cheer for when his old team — albeit now in Washington — plays in its first World Series, a half-century after the franchise debuted far away.

“I’m happy,” Raines said in a phone conversation from Arizona. “Actually, I’m happy, even though it’s not Montreal it’s still a part of the Montreal franchise. Even though they’re not the Expos — they are the Nationals, but they wouldn’t have been the Nationals without the Expos.”

“So even though I never played there, I wasn’t a part of the Nationals logo, but in actual speaking it’s still the Expos franchise that has been moved to another site,” he said.

Recollections of a team as its successor prepares for the World Series.

 

QLE Posted: October 21, 2019 at 12:23 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: expos, nationals, tim raines

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