Wednesday, September 29, 2004

THE DEATH OF THE MONTREAL EXPOS

Press conference is coming up today in Washington and you can hear about it here at this web site: WTOP Radio, Washington.

Tomorrow would be the 33rd anniversary of the move of the Washington Senators to Texas. Irony of ironies, the current occupant of the White House, George W. Bush, used to own that transplanted Rangers team. Hard to believe it's been that long since a major league team moved. In fact, when the Senators played their final game in 1971 the fans ran onto the field and they had to forfeit the game to the Yankees. It could happen again tonight- the fans are mad. They were also mad in Cleveland for the last NFL game the old Cleveland Browns had before they left for Baltimore- they practically tried to tear down Cleveland Stadium. It could get ugly.

For the Montreal reaction you can't beat the Team 990, the Voice of the Expos. People will be crying all day and bashing Bud Selig, Jeffrey Loria and everyone else forever for sandbagging the team. People are blaming Loria for nixing the new stadium. I think the Expos problems predated Loria's arrival, quite frankly, and Loria inherited a mess. But no matter. The fans of the Expos have no shortage of things to complain about.

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