View Poll Results: Do you miss Nos Amours?

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Thread: Do you miss the Expos?

  1. #41
    I never got to see the Expos, but I have a relative who worked selling concessions around the time Vlad Guerrero was there...he'd always be "off duty" when Vlad came up, Vlad was his favorite player.

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    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!!!!!!

  3. #43
    Grew up in a dead zone out in the sticks near the Maine-New Brunswick border, and until they ran cable into the area very recently all I got was Canadian TV because the American towers were weak and on the other side of a large hill -- no signal at all. I only got to see the Sox when they played the Jays. And I saw plenty of the Expos.

    In a way, they were actually my first team. Sox on the radio, Expos or Jays on TV. Spent a lot of afternoons that way.

    I do miss them. It was too long ago to remember too many of the players, but Raines was there, and so was Galarraga. It was the late 80's when the Expos were sometimes good, sometimes very good.

    Some day baseball will return to Montreal, you mark my word on that. The Montreal market is too big to ignore indefinitely, and there's a few struggling teams, especially the Marlins but also maybe the Pirates or Royals, who would benefit from a new home.

    Even if not, it's been 10 years since the last league expansion, so going by history we're probably in a 6 year window of waiting for another wave of new teams. Montreal will probably be part of that.
    Last edited by Imgran; 10-05-2008 at 07:21 PM.

  4. #44
    I miss them deeply. I wear my Expos hats, shirts and jerseys with pride and always get comments on how everyone misses them. I never did get the chance to head to Stade Olympique from Saskatoon to see them play at home.

    But I still get chills remembering the Jays/Expos series in 2002, when I saw them play at Skydome. That game is likely the closest to a playoff atmosphere I have ever been a part of. The crowd was about 60% Expos fans and 40% Jays fans and for about an inning and a half the Expos faithful were chanting Let's Go Expos, only to be followed by the Jays fans repeating Let's Go Blue Jays. I remember the smells of the ballpark, the taunts from Jays fans towards the Expos bullpen (Hey Joey (Eischen) we love you in Ottawa!) and being able to see Youpi. I was in Toronto this summer and caught a Jays/Rays game and for some reason it wasn't the same. I expected the same smells, atmosphere etc. as that one weekend in 2002 and I was very disappointed.

    I would love it if next spring, some Montreal business person convinced the Nationals and the Jays to play one more Pearson Cup. Have the Nationals wear Expos uniforms for one more game and play it at Olympic Stadium. I think with all the nostalgia surrounding the Expos and all the fans like me who'd fly across the country for the game, they would have 35,000 or more in the crowd. If the NHL can do it for the Jets fans in Winnipeg, why can't MLB do it for the fans of Nos Amours?

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    They would have to market Shawn Hill heavily; he's probably gonna be the only Expo left on the Nats roster next year, unless they sign someone.
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    hi guys im new to this thread ive been a mets fan my whole life and the expos are my second favorite team and always will be, i know its weird{this coming from a met fan?! come onl ol] but i truly do miss the expos, the only time in my life i could have saw them was september 14th 2001 at shea but it was cancelled ...... and it kills me that loruia and selig killed a good, fun, beloved team like the 'spos , it tears me up inside.

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    i also forgot to mention that i visited canada this summer and saw very few huts on the bays with expos gear.....i was wondering if u guys know anywebsites or stores that still carry expos items such as hats, jerseys,or cards.could u lease let me know thank you And long live the expos

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    Well, actually, Expos gear are now more popular than they've been for a long time in this city. It's now retro chic, so all the cool kids wear it. You can find Expos paraphanelia much more easily now that then in most stores in the city. Now, for those who don't live here and rely on the Internet, I couldn't say.
    From now until the end of September, I'll be chronicling in real time on Twitter the 1946 season of the International league's Montréal Royals, when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Check it out: https://twitter.com/Royals_46season

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    thanks augustin..i have to keep tht in mind next time i visit canada

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    Still miss the expos and cutting the grass listening to the Expos on radio (of course there was no radio contract in the last few years).

    As for the Expos gear there still is quite a lot hanging around.

    I just purchased an Expos tshirt that had "Montreal Expos" written in Hebrew over the Expos insignia. Great find

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    homestead! where did u find this shirt? i look around on amazon and mlb but not much..its a shame how they try to bury them

  12. #52
    The Nationals are not as interesting to me as the Expos were. I miss the Expos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYMFAN47 View Post
    homestead! where did u find this shirt? i look around on amazon and mlb but not much..its a shame how they try to bury them
    Hey NYMFAN47 - I found this tshort and one that had the Montreal canadiens insignia on it on the web site listed below.

    It took about a month and a half to get them but it was worth it. They also had a number of other tshirts including the Mets.

    I just accessed the web site and the section on sports tshirts in no longer listed. If I were you I would contact the web master and request these shirts and I will do the same.

    It seems strange that all of the shirts can be off-line. I would expect the Expos as the demand has diminished.

    I will let you know if I hear from the web master and would appreciate it if you do the same

    http://www.judaicawebstore.com/categ...x?categoryID=9

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    now i understand lol thanks ill try

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    I absolutely miss the Expos! I loved them back in 1987, even though my Cardinals were going to the World Series that year, I still liked more guys on the Expos than the Redbirds! Tim Raines was my favorite player when I started collecting baseball cards as a 10 year old in 1985. Loved him until he went to the White Sox, still rooted for him to get that ring with the Yanks in 1996. I would always be sure to complete every Expos team set in the 1980s and very early 1990s. My favorites were (in no particular order after Raines):

    Time Raines, Andre Dawson, Tim Wallach, Charlie Lea, Steve Rodgers, Mark Langston (remember that trade in 1989?), Hubie Brooks, Mitch Webster, Bryn Smith, Vance Law, Tim Burke, Wallace Johnson, Mark Grudzielanek, Dennis Martinez, Mike Fitzgerald, and MGR Buck Rodgers.

    Grudzy was really the only guy I followed in the 90s, more because I remember many announcers complaining about his name when he firts came up! Those 80s teams looked good, and played pretty well. Too bad they couldn't hold onto guys like Johnson, Raines, Larry Walker, etc. That 1994 team was kicking everyone's butt and I was real excited to see if they would win the World Series the year I graduated high school! Alas...

    I was pretty upset about the move to Washington DC, and haven't really cared about the Nats at all. Good team, but it is way too different. I gotta get an Expos jersey now that I read this thread! It would be great to see another team there in Montreal (a city my wife and I have always wanted to visit), and even better if they wore those wonderful 1980s style Expos uniforms!
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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    Maybe the Montreal Expos can be reborn as a relocated Tampa Bay Rays! St. Pete's not a MLB city and Tropican Field is not a viable MLB facility. Maybe Cromartie and his Montreal Baseball Project can make it happen. Let's hope so and root for it to happen.

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    I live in Tampa bay. I could care less if the Rays leave.
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDL View Post
    I live in Tampa bay. I could care less if the Rays leave.
    What do you care less about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
    What do you care less about?
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