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Do you miss the Expos?

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  • #16
    Two years ago, I made the trip to Montreal to see the Expos. I was there the last week in August, first week of September. Saw them play the Dodgers and Cubs. Tim Wallach was introduced, was a bit reluctant to come out of the dugout, but got a standing O fromthe 18k+ in attendance. I had to go to see them one last time.

    Last year, '05, I followed the Nats, I guess it was mainly because of the players. But my heart really wasn't in it. And now, after all the trades making the team hardly recognizable anymore. I may have become one of those who has fallen by the wayside. I don't really follow any team anymore. Oh, I still check the Nat's boxscore everyday, but I also check the Angels( Vlad, Cabs, Izturis and Rivera) and the Rangers(Wilks).

    It just ain't the same, and will never be again.

    The same goes for this forum. Oh, I keep having a look, but my participation is way down.

    For the first time in nearly 50 years, my MLB interest is fading very fast.

    By the way, mikey s, it's good to see you're still checking in.
    CBk Oldtimer #16 now #29

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    • #17
      Being Canadian, and from a largely French neighborhood, it's impossible not to miss them. But they're a lot closer to my new home, and now I can finally go see them. I care, but I care less than the rest of you.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Monarchs29
        Two years ago, I made the trip to Montreal to see the Expos. I was there the last week in August, first week of September. Saw them play the Dodgers and Cubs. Tim Wallach was introduced, was a bit reluctant to come out of the dugout, but got a standing O fromthe 18k+ in attendance. I had to go to see them one last time.

        Last year, '05, I followed the Nats, I guess it was mainly because of the players. But my heart really wasn't in it. And now, after all the trades making the team hardly recognizable anymore. I may have become one of those who has fallen by the wayside. I don't really follow any team anymore. Oh, I still check the Nat's boxscore everyday, but I also check the Angels( Vlad, Cabs, Izturis and Rivera) and the Rangers(Wilks).

        It just ain't the same, and will never be again.

        The same goes for this forum. Oh, I keep having a look, but my participation is way down.

        For the first time in nearly 50 years, my MLB interest is fading very fast.

        By the way, mikey s, it's good to see you're still checking in.

        And it's good to hear from you Monarch. Hope all is well in western NFLD.
        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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        • #19
          As an O's fan...I'd like to send them home. They are taking some of our fans away
          Orioles: Once fine organization, being run into the ground by Peter Angelos.

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          • #20
            That depends if you are talking about the pre-strike Expos then yes, they could have been great with all of those players and maybe we wouldnt have had to deal with tha Yankees.

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            • #21
              Yes, I miss the Expos. Very much. Baseball isn't the same without them. It also isn't the same since they went to three divisions and the Brewers went to the National League.

              Speaking of Tim Wallach, I liked him as we share the same birthday.
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              I hate pink bats...Tigers losses...White Sox...Yanks...and Chevrolet!

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              • #22
                I do miss them...as a former student of Plattsburgh State University (Upstate NY), they were my connection to Major League Baseball while up there, and they moved out mu junior year...I was too far from New York City, and I just generally enjoyed our excursions to Montreal anyway...and the Molson Dry...
                ...I'd like to know if there are any other Yankee fans who would like to see Michael Kay and Suzyn Waldman thrown into the East River...or better yet, how many fans would like to see that...

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                • #23
                  Viva Le' Expos

                  Originally posted by Chisox73
                  Not a stupid question there.

                  I miss the Expos too.

                  I miss seeing those cool uniforms.
                  Yeah, miss'em as well....sure wish MLB would have let them move to
                  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..

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                  • #24
                    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.

                    Nos Amours
                    1969-2004

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                    • #25
                      Gone,not fogotten

                      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

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                      • #26
                        I miss the Expos. They had talented players for sure.

                        Also, I believe Duke Snider did broadcasting for the Expos . . .

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                        • #27
                          My Favorite Expos

                          In No Particular Order,or order of importance....just Expos,John BOCABELLA,Mack Jones,COCA-LABOY,ADOPHO PHILLIPS,,,LA GRANDE ORANGE,Bill STONEMAN,Ron Hunt,Woodie Fryman,could go on and on

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                          • #28
                            As a dbacks and cubs fan, I can say that I do miss the Expos. I always thought they fielded a good team. Usually games against them were fun to watch. I havent seen that with the nats so far. I honestly think the Expos got gipped.

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                            • #29
                              I soooo miss my Expos, I'm like a baseball orphan, before they moved man, I knew about every team and new players, now, not so much. I miss hearing the games on the radio, I used to listen to the french broadcast, nothing beats a bright summer day outside on the lake listening to Jacques Doucet and Rodger Brulotte call an Expos game, if god was a baseball announcer he would have Jacques voice, the best. I still love baseball but I dont have a team really, i guess I'll follow the METS this year, Pedro seems in fine shape and well Gary won a World Series with them so.

                              I'll tell you how I found this forum, I actually googled "I miss my Expos" and found you.

                              Thanks for the memories.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by mrpink View Post
                                I soooo miss my Expos, I'm like a baseball orphan, before they moved man, I knew about every team and new players, now, not so much. I miss hearing the games on the radio, I used to listen to the french broadcast, nothing beats a bright summer day outside on the lake listening to Jacques Doucet and Rodger Brulotte call an Expos game, if god was a baseball announcer he would have Jacques voice, the best. I still love baseball but I dont have a team really, i guess I'll follow the METS this year, Pedro seems in fine shape and well Gary won a World Series with them so.

                                I'll tell you how I found this forum, I actually googled "I miss my Expos" and found you.

                                Thanks for the memories.
                                Aha, that's cool!

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