Hey so ya, we want the Expos back dont you? Humid summer night baseball games under an open air stadium downtown Montreal? Who the fuck doesnt dream of that. Watch the video and see what Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports has to say about the revival of "Nos amours".
"For the postseason, we're gonna add a sign in the right-field foul territory with a very simple Tampa Bay-Montreal graphic," Silverman said.
"With the eyes of baseball on us this October, we want that visible symbol of our plan and our excitement for it."
Plans for a sister-city project with the Tampa Bay Rays have been in the works for quite some time. In 2019, the MLB reportedly granted permission to the Rays to possibly play some of their games in Montreal.
The sister-city plan will allow the team to play some games in Montreal while exploring the possibility of a new stadium, ESPN reported.
"We are making progress both here and in Montreal," Silverman added.
"I'm very encouraged by the conversations we're having. It's about a connection with Montreal. Montreal, to us, is the best city to partner with."
"With opening day today, excited to announce we’re bringing the Expos back to the MLB in 2022. Excited to be the first player/coach/owner in MLB history," reads his tweet.
"What!!!!!is this real life??? Oh man I'm a huge pats fan and thank you for the past 20 years and I was forced to become a Jays fan after the expos left...this is fkn awesome LFG!!!!" one person responded on Twitter.
What makes the joke less mean is that Brady almost pursued a career in baseball and was selected by the Expos in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB draft.
"The principles that we will use to help or not this baseball team is to see how much additional revenue do we expect to get from this activity," explained the premier.
A Canadian Press report indicates that the Montreal Baseball Group, a consortium led by Stephen Bronfman, is developing a plan to lobby the government for money. The group is also looking to be a shareholder in the Tampa Bay Rays team, with a goal of splitting the team's season schedule between the two cities.
"There's a value for sure. You loan them money and you give the grant only if there's additional revenue at the Ministry of Finance. It's a win-win situation," said Legault.
Even though we lost the Expos 11 years ago, you can't walk down a busy street in Montreal without seeing someone in an Expos hat. And why not? They look awesome! But you have to wonder if everyone else also thinks they look awesome or if we're just bias because of the nostalgia factor.
As it turns out, the Expos hats are pretty popular elsewhere. In fact, they ranked #2 on the list of the of the nicest 1970's baseball caps. The love the author has for the hat can even be felt in the way he talks about it:
"The flowing 'M' succeeds where more angular fonts fail, while the 'e' and 'b' hidden in plain sight make sure 'Expos Baseball' is never forgotten (...) Let's bring it back, let's bring THEM back"
And to top it all off, he even linked back to a website who's sole purpose is to bring back the Expos. Well done.