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(Local6)   Montreal Expos consider moving games to Puerto Rico   (local6.com) divider line 28
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2002-10-04 12:06:09 PM
Makes sense. More Puerto Ricans follow the game than French-speaking Canadians.
 
2002-10-04 05:07:20 PM
Ahhhh, I posted this 2 weeks ago. farking Fark sucks sometimes.
 
OBB
2002-10-04 05:08:33 PM
Gives the Puerto Ricans a little 'Expo'-se to MLB... apart from the ones who have TV...or the ones who are in the Majors.
 
2002-10-04 05:09:26 PM
They couldn't do any worse for gate revenue; they sometimes have less than 2500 fans per game. The Northern League's Winnipeg Goldeyes do better than that. Have you eveer heard of the Northern League? Or Winnipeg?
 
2002-10-04 05:11:23 PM
Aiiiieeeeeee!!!

No tenemos ganas de Expos de Montreal!

MLB in Puerto Rico will not work. It's too long of a plane ride for teams.

RF
 
2002-10-04 05:12:52 PM
I'm not surprised it's come to this. The Expos' owners since 1995 have done everything in their power to screw the team and the remaining fans over as much as they can. The Toronto-centric Canadian media don't help much either (just ask the former Vancouver Grizzlies).

I say they should just turn Jerry Park back into a baseball field and play there, it's a hell of a lot easier to get to thna the Big O, and it doesn't feel like the inside of a warehouse.
 
2002-10-04 05:13:32 PM
In other news, Puerto Rico was last seen running off and hiding behind Cuba...
 
2002-10-04 05:13:39 PM
And in other news, %98 of all humans did not realize that Montreal still had a baseball team.
 
2002-10-04 05:15:35 PM
Oh, and just because it needs to be mentioned in every thread wehre it has relevance: Damn Jeffrey Loria and Bud Selig all to Hell.
 
2002-10-04 05:21:17 PM
Not sure I want a major league team a mile from my house.
 
2002-10-04 05:28:12 PM
Now if the Expos owners (wait, that would be the owners of the other 29 teams, right?) wanted to make more money they should move them to the Dominican Republic. It feels like 15% of MLB players comes from there now anyway.
 
2002-10-04 05:38:51 PM
Best part of the article:

"The team was purchased by the other 29 clubs last winter from Jeffrey Loria, who bought the Florida Marlins from John Henry, who headed the group that purchased the Boston Red Sox"
 
2002-10-04 05:45:29 PM
It's worth it if they can finally change that stupid logo.
 
2002-10-04 05:53:28 PM
Fark: worst.week.ever
 
2002-10-04 05:54:08 PM
 
2002-10-04 05:55:22 PM
Baseball logos are all crappy, I think it's a rule or something.
 
2002-10-04 06:20:49 PM
RobbieFal

It is a shorter flight from anywhere on the east coast / south east / midwest to San Juan than to the west coast.
 
2002-10-04 06:28:44 PM
Nicely done, MudShark
 
2002-10-04 06:31:59 PM
This article will be repeated in 5...4...3..
 
2002-10-04 07:05:29 PM
Bud Selig is the Bizarro P.T. Barnum.
 
2002-10-04 07:59:13 PM
Dude, were moving Puerto Rico!
 
2002-10-04 08:30:28 PM
Hey, the Expos are already all hispanic and are fluent in Spanish, anyways, so why not?
 
2002-10-04 09:19:18 PM
If the Expos decide to move to P.R. rather than here in Northern VA I will give up baseball for the fourth time in 3 months.
 
2002-10-05 01:19:10 AM
heres the thing... would they really get more people to go to games if they were in Peurto Rico? I have been there... sure its a nice place... but the city is mostly inner city... there are some nice places... but its not pretty... its kinda like Newark NJ... nice in some places but REALLY skeevy in others... and sure it will bring tons of jobs to the area but its hard for fans to follow their teams there..
 
2002-10-05 03:54:03 AM
as long that they don't desacrate the puertorican flag {like Madonna (pussy) or Kramer from Seinfield(fire)] the Expos will be welcome here. and their presence will go great with the new coliseum thats been built in San Juan or the Stadium in Carolina. Its a 1 hour trip to FLA and baseball is already big here (there almost more parks than there are teams).
 
2002-10-05 01:45:34 PM
 
2002-10-05 03:09:07 PM
Yoopie would never go for it.
 
2002-10-05 09:05:19 PM
DON'T MESS WITH PUERTO RICO!!! *Fist in air*
 
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