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    I've been away an awful longtime so don't buzz me okay
    Why has Washington got a team, what happened to the Canadian team(s) expos I think or was it the Blue Jays???
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  • #2
    Originally posted by matt morris
    I've been away an awful longtime so don't buzz me okay
    Why has Washington got a team, what happened to the Canadian team(s) expos I think or was it the Blue Jays???
    Welcome back, matt.

    Check out the Expos team forum in the Teams of Yesteryear. All your questions pretty much can be answered there.
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    • #3
      Expos no more

      Glad to see you back, MM, the Nationals are the new team in the NL. They play at RFK stadium, finished a very respectable 81-81 and 9 games back of the division winning Atlanta Braves in the NL east. Every team in that division was .500 or better, while in the NL west, only the Padres 82-80 had a winning record in '05.

      Frank Robinson is still running the club, Tony Tavares is Pres. and CEO, Jim Bowden is GM, and Slug Selig and his MLB minions are still the owners, refusing to sell the club until a lease on a new ballpark is passed. The D.C. city council is giving the stadium authority fits, the original $450-500 million estimates are well over $600 million, and MLB insists the taxpayers pick up the difference. More later on that as the squabbles heat up.

      The final destruction of the Montreal Expos was one of the darkest moments in MLB history; Loria, Samson, Selig, et.al., finally succeeded in their quest to tank the club in a process that began in '94 during the lockout. The only silver lining was that baseball finally returned to the U.S. capital for the first time in forty plus years, and attendance was through the roof in a really crappy facility for ballgames. The new ballpark debacle is not going to be resolved any time soon, and the Nationals are looking for other sites, including Northern Virginia, and Portland to secure a baseball only park. I've said all along it is putting the cart before the horse to build a palace before securing dedicated and solid ownership for the franchise. The only thing I can imagine is Slug is trying to rape the taxpayers of any town he can to return to the other owners their investment in running the club that Loria unloaded for what? $150 million! that is now supposedly worth three times that? Greedy no good son of a biscuit eating .....
      Last edited by trosmok; 01-06-2006, 11:46 AM.
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      • #4
        Do I seriously have to answer this question?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by wilkerson_rulz
          Do I seriously have to answer this question?
          Well, he did qualify the question. Let's cut him a break.
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          • #6
            welcome back, mm. but try this on for size.
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            • #7
              Ha, great post Tony. BTW, I think MM is a great sign for you guys.
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              • #8
                I wonder if Vancouver could handle a major league team.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
                  I wonder if Vancouver could handle a major league team.
                  Even Major Leaguers couldn't handle the crazy cost of living in Vancouver.
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                  9. Lou Gehrig
                  10. Mickey Mantle

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                  • #10
                    For the first time, it wasn't Phantom Dreamer who bumped a thread as old as a 3rd grader.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                      Even Major Leaguers couldn't handle the crazy cost of living in Vancouver.
                      they could live in Washington where there is no state income tax and commute a few miles across the border

                      The other Vancouver in southern Washington across from Portland you live in Vancouver where there is no state income tax and shop in Oregon where there is no sales tax
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