Stupid question, I know.
I'm just curious.
Yes, deeply, it's quiet here.
No, team wouldn't last anyway
I don't know
I don't care
Stupid question, I know.
I'm just curious.
In hindsight I miss the "REAL" Expos - I've spent so much time researching Expos history that now I think of the team from 1998 & after differently than 1997 and before ... the last 7 seasons, except for a few great moments (i.e. 2003) were miserable ... I don't miss Frank Robinson, Tony Tavares, the art-collector and his midget step-son ...
But do I miss travelling half a day to get to the Stade, do I miss Jarry Park, I miss Vlad, Rock, Eli, Cro, Hawk, the Kid, Sigh, El Presidente and the remaining cast of charatcters .. sure do!
I'll miss Brad Wilkerson, Le Grand Orange, The Hawk, The Kid, Tim Raines and everyone except: the father(loria ), the son(samson) and bud-the greased.Originally Posted by awexpos4ever
I sure miss them.
I miss them because of their ability to develop players and a lot of them. Had they been able to retain players, they may have fielded one of the greatest teams of all time. The 1994 team was the best in baseball before the season was canceled, and a World Series victory could have been the start of something big.Originally Posted by awexpos4ever
I think the first nail in the coffin was Olympic Stadium, the second one was the strike shortened 1994 season, and the third was baseball economics. It bothers me that MLB didn't try harder to save the franchise in Montreal.
Not a stupid question there.Originally Posted by wilkerson_rulz
I miss the Expos too.
I miss seeing those cool uniforms.
I sure miss them. I miss the search for the results. I miss positive feeling when I saw that they won and the anger when they lost.
To me it is a lot easier to bear, because I am not from Montreal and I have three other teams to root for. But they were sure my second favorite team.
I will always cherish the two Expos caps I have.
Yeah, miss'em as well....sure wish MLB would have let them move toOriginally Posted by Chisox73
Detroit, and set up shop in vacant Tiger stadium....
love the uniforms, wasn't too fond of the original hats...ugh!
the later uniforms, at the end and hats--were great as well..
How could you not miss such colorful franchise?
I wish MLB could go back to Montreal someday.
any baseball is beautiful. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose; it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance – thrown hard and with precision. Its feel and heft are the beginning of the sport's critical dimensions.
I confess I Miss the Expos of Montreal,when i was very much-younger,i had a friend,who adopted the Expos,He was also a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens,The American Basketball Association,off the chart kinda teams..Well I was much more a "conservative",with my allienances,growing up here in New England,Bruins,Red Sox,Pats,Celtics,etc...When we were growing up,we got our hands on as many APBA,or strat-o-matic games,that we could play...we played for hours on end......I can still remember it vividly..I can still remember,my 67 Red Sox,defeating his 73 Expos in a 7 game series,on APBA game,with 4 hitless innings of relief by John Wyatt,and Jose Santiago,winning 2-1...When we got a little older,we didnt play as much as we used 2,but(when we did)The Expos were a damn good team in the mid 70s...He got his revenge,The Expos,Carter,Dawson,Rodgers,That Outfield,Dave Cash,et al,beat my 75 Red Sox,or The Phillies,or The Reds,of that era...We got a lot older,and,"those games"didnt happen much anymore,but in 1995,we happened to meet again,we had a chance to talk about how the strike of 94,prob cost the expos their chance to be in the WS,well for the last time,we rolled the dice,and played that game,again,i think i was the 93 Phillies,well i beat him in the series like 4-1,it was a good weekend....My friend died at 47 about 4 yrs ago,and thats why i miss the Expos
I miss the Expos. They had talented players for sure.
Also, I believe Duke Snider did broadcasting for the Expos . . .
The first major league game I ever went to was Montreal vs Philadelphia at Veterans stadium, So I always had a soft spot in my heart for the Expos.
It seems like MLB was dead set in moving the Expos, and did nothing to keep them in Montreal. It is a shame.
Baseball. The official sport of god.
I'm a Red Sox fan, but when I was living in Ft. Lauderdale, I'd usually hit some Expos ST games (West Palm Beach was about 45 min from my house), as well as a lot of WPB Expos games..I still have ticket stubs from those games as well as a WPB Expos t-shirt and cap.
Those were great times and I miss going there...
Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!
The Nationals are not as interesting to me as the Expos were. I miss the Expos.
I started working nights this summer. Those west coast road swings would have been even more enjoyable than before.
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Sure I miss them... I remember the 03 season, that was our year, we had Bartolo Colon, Livan Hernandez, Orlando Hernandez (El Duque = The Duce), Armas Junior, Vidro, Guerrero, Orlando Cabrerra, Michael Barrett ..... Man, I 'm tellin' you guys, the 03 season was ours..........(We shouldn't have lost against the Philies in the last series of the season)
Loria and his partner in crime, Samson, will pay for this!!!!
REMEMBER THE EXPOS
Hi everyone! I can't believe I just found this site being a life-time baseball fan. I'm from a coaster city in Mexico named "Mazatlan" (you might've been there if you were a spring-breaker, hehe ), with its own baseball team named "Venados" (Deers) who won the 2005 Caribbean Series.
Anyway when I found this thread, many memories came to me again... It was mid december 1990, a few days before Christmas, when wandering around a store, I suddenly saw it... it seemed funny at first glance, so I took a second glance... it wasn't funny! it was quite outstanding among the others!... it was a Montrèal Expos cap; the first model they wore: white, blue and red.
I was 13 y/o, completely broke at the time, wishing to have in my pocket the $20 USD it costed. Then, like fallen from heaven, there she was: my mother (1953-2004)... I begged for money like a dog! , I promised I would behave (didn't! ), promised more than a politician and after all that struggle, I got it as one of my Christmas presents, maybe one of the most reminded gifts I've ever got. From that day on, I knew I would cheer for the Expos no matter what... and the years went by... some thrilling seasons, like the 1994 season, I was in the US at the time, I was 17 y/o and eager to attend to a MLB game at San Diego, hoping the Expos were playing against the Padres those days I was staying there, but they didn't... then, the strike.. Oh, my good Lord, they were first in NL and now they suspended the season! I felt frustrated like no other time in my life...
And then, one of those days, one of my friends, a girl from Montrèal I met over the Yahoo! chat quite a few years ago, gave me the stunishing notice: Lacking attendance, The Expos were broke and the other MLB teams were to buy them... It sound bad, very bad... the rest is history. I was eager to sell my soul if that got me a ticket to attend my beloved Expos' last season's game. Some tears rolled down my face when the last man was out... It was the end of the Expos and a part of my teenage memories was taken apart from me...
So my answer to that question is: YES! A LOT! I do miss them althoug I never got the chance to watch them play live.
The best season ever!Originally Posted by Gjm130
I saw them the night they crushed the PHillies 8-0 and tied the MArlins (who lost 9-0) for the wild card lead.