With some potential rumblings that Major League Baseball may be coming back to Montreal with the relocation of the Tampa Bay Rays we take a look back at the first ever game played by the Expos in 1969 at Jerry Park. Here is hoping the rumors are true and we can all celebrate "nos amours" once again.
"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.
Tom Brady, arguably the NFL's greatest quarterback, has a surprising Montreal connection that many of you probably had no idea about. Before he became a superstar football player, Brady was a draft pick for the Montreal Expos baseball team.
With Brady on his way to his record 10th Super Bowl appearance, let's dive into his short-lived time as an Expos draft pick.
Back in 1995, Brady was a talented high school baseball catcher. The Expos took a chance on the budding superstar and drafted him in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB draft with the 507th pick.
But Brady's one true love was football and despite being drafted into the MLB as a teenager, he decided to pursue football at the University of Michigan as a quarterback.
Though he struggled with anxiety and had to fight for playing time, he posted respectable stats during his last two years at Michigan and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
Tom Brady becomes 1st Montreal Expos draft pick to make 10 Superbowls. 🏆
The rest, as they say, his history. In 20 years with the New England Patriots, Brady led the team to six Super Bowl wins and was (and still is) regarded as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play football.
Now, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a 43-year-old Brady will lead his team to another Super Bowl appearance for a record 10th time in his career. He's going up against the Kansas City Chiefs, last year's Super Bowl winners.