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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What if the Expos won the 1994 World Series?

I don’t want to live in a world where Loria’s glorious home run machine in Miami doesn’t exist.

World Series champions always experience an attendance craze in the following season, sometimes several seasons. With the revenue increase down the stretch in 1994 with postseason games and everything, isn’t it possible the Expos kept the core together?

If so, the Expos don’t alienate their fan base and finish last in 1995. That’s a whole different ballgame now.

It was obvious the Expos needed a new stadium with a better location, and it’s also possible that a World Series championship (or more, should they have kept the band together) would have provided the momentum necessary to get Labatt Park built.

And if that happened, Montreal may have been able to keep supporting the Expos to this day.

The implications seem infinite.

As far as the Expos not becoming the Nationals, Washington, DC, would still be without a team, but maybe the threat of moving to DC would be real enough to have created better leverage in stadium situations for the Rays and/or A’s.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 12, 2014 at 02:41 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bud selig, expos, strike, work stoppage

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   1. TerpNats Posted: August 13, 2014 at 09:47 AM (#4770023)
If keeping the huge, affluent Washington market out of MLB looked ludicrous in 1994, it would seem insane today. Would D.C. fans have had to wait for Cuban Pete to kick the bucket?

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