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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Montreal Gazette: Playoff Nats like salt in unhealed wound

At least they still have the KHL to cool the burning.

Dave Kaufman, the host and producer of The Kaufman Show on TSN Radio 690, wrote an editorial in Wednesday’s Gazette under the headline: “ ‘Our’ franchise is off to the playoffs”.

Wrote Kaufman: “The Nationals seem proud to share in the achievements of the Expos. And yet I don’t know one Montrealer who is genuinely excited to see them make a playoff run.”

I know one: Steve de Montbrun.

Greg Franklin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 01:25 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: expos, fan, history, nationals

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   1. O Tempura, O Morays ('Spos) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 01:41 PM (#4256787)
I'm happy to see them in the playoffs, but they have nothing to do with the Expos.
   2. TerpNats Posted: October 06, 2012 at 01:53 PM (#4256802)
De Montbrun is a 51-year-old Montreal truck broker and former Expos season-ticket holder. I wrote about him in a column in April 2005 after the Nationals played their first home opener in Washington. De Montbrun went to Washington for the game, which was on a Friday, but it was sold out and he couldn’t get tickets. So he stuck around for the weekend and went to games on the Saturday and Sunday. He has continued to make trips to Washington each year to cheer on the Nationals.
Well, since that first game was on a Thursday (though I'm sensing this mistake was the writer's, not De Montbrum's).
   3. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 02:04 PM (#4256815)
I find it hard to believe that Steve couldn't have gotten a ticket on the street or through a ticketbroker. Somehow I think he could have afforded the upcharge.
   4. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 06, 2012 at 02:15 PM (#4256826)
   5. Flynn Posted: October 06, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4256843)
There were a few nice articles on the Expos in the Gazette today.

Drew Storen...Expos batboy?

The handful of former Expos employees (and Ian Desmond)
   6. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 06, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4256861)
There are some fascinating parallels to what happened when another beloved but long time suffering franchise was stolen

Yeah, but at least in 1965 Washington had some sort of a team, if you could call it that. Sort of like the position of Cleveland fans when the Ravens won the 2001 Super Bowl, while the replacement Browns team was going 3 and 13. The sweetest feeling must have been what Baltimore fans felt when the Ravens won a Super Bowl while Irsay's Colts were just crawling out of the coal mine in Indianapolis.
   7. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: October 06, 2012 at 03:23 PM (#4256874)
That article about Ian Desmond and the others is great. Why link to this one instead of that one?
   8. Greg Franklin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 05:15 PM (#4256981)
That article was posted to the Gazette after I submitted this one.... a pretty good reason why, I think. Thanks to Flynn for following up with the extra links.

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