It’s been twenty years since the unthinkable happened, a work stoppage. The Montreal Expos had the best team in baseball and poised to make a run for the World Series.
With stars like Moises Alou, Larry Walker, Marquis Grissom and Pedro Martinez at the helm, the Expos had the best record at 74-40 before the work stoppage on August 12.
Canadians across the country were caught up in the excitement of a possible Expos/Blue Jays matchup, but it was never to be and two decades later fans still are left wondering what could have been to their beloved “Les Expos De Montreal”
There’s a Kickstarter Campaign to get a film off the ground called,” The Perfect Storm.
Those were exciting times up in the Great White North and with recent comments by the soon to be retiring, Bud Selig, “They have much work to be done,” he said. “There’s certainly in my case no hard or angry feeling toward Montreal. We tried to keep a team there. It’s a long story now. But I thought that was marvellous.”I think they would be an excellent candidate in the future. No question about it.”
Former player Warren Cromartie is spearheading a plan to bring the team back and looking for investors. They need a new stadium and that is the main hurdle in bringing the team back. of course, they probably won’t be called the Expos but who cares? A team in Montreal would be great for the city and baseball.
“We have a lot of work to do still. But we’re cracking the egg here a little bit. It’s a journey. We’re taking good strides.” Cromartie said.
Now, what about an expansion into Vancouver to keep Seattle on their toes. Here’s the link to the Kickstarter campaign. Directed by Sean Menard.