Dawson makes it clear he wants to be remembered as a Cub

Andre Dawson’s Hall of Fame induction speech was a moving tribute to his mom and grandmother, and a testament to his love for the game. But The Hawk’s Cooperstown address also made it crystal clear that he wants to be remembered as a Cub, not an Expo. To Expos supporters, this shouldn’t come as aContinue reading “Dawson makes it clear he wants to be remembered as a Cub”

Tim Raines should be next Montreal Expo honoured in Cooperstown

This weekend it will be The Hawk, but in the future, it should be “Rock.” At least, that’s what many Montreal Expos fans – including yours truly – are hoping. As Andre Dawson is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame tomorrow, the wish is that his good friend, Tim “Rock” Raines will beContinue reading “Tim Raines should be next Montreal Expo honoured in Cooperstown”

New Hall of Famer Andre Dawson played in Lethbridge and Quebec City

As thousands gather in Cooperstown this weekend to celebrate the induction of longtime Montreal Expo Andre Dawson into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, I thought I would reflect on The Hawk’s minor league stops in Canada. Dawson’s storied big league career has been well-documented. In the pre-steroid era, the five-tool outfielder belted 438 homers,Continue reading “New Hall of Famer Andre Dawson played in Lethbridge and Quebec City”

Jerk cellphone-toting dad goads Gary Carter at autograph event

If you’ve ever wondered why some athletes refuse to sign autographs, check out the YouTube link I’ve provided below. I do a lot of writing for sports memorabilia publications and I’m happy to report that the vast majority of autograph enthusiasts I’ve met are first-class people. Most of them attend athlete signings because they wantContinue reading “Jerk cellphone-toting dad goads Gary Carter at autograph event”

Ripken the star of the 1991 All-Star Game in Toronto

With three Blue Jays and two Expos participating and Fergie Jenkins throwing out the first pitch, the 1991 All-Star Game had a distinctly Canadian feel. Fittingly, the contest’s winning pitcher was Blue Jay Jimmy Key, while Expos hurler Dennis Martinez shouldered the loss in an exciting match-up in front of 52,383 fans at SkyDome onContinue reading “Ripken the star of the 1991 All-Star Game in Toronto”

1982 All-Star Game was one of the greatest moments in Expos history

It was the first time that baseball’s elite had assembled outside of the U.S. for the mid-summer classic. Five Montreal Expos populated the National League roster, including three – Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines – voted to the squad by the fans. When you add in that Expos ace, Steve Rogers, was theContinue reading “1982 All-Star Game was one of the greatest moments in Expos history”

Montreal Expos could’ve had Nolan Ryan

In a previous blog entry of mine, you may have read how close the Montreal Expos came to signing Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson. Well, in reading Dan Turner’s fine 1983 book “The Expos Inside Out,” I discovered that the Expos had the opportunity to acquire Nolan Ryan early in the 1969 season. TheContinue reading “Montreal Expos could’ve had Nolan Ryan”

My Still Active Ex-Montreal Expo Team

With three products of the Montreal Expos organization set to perform in this year’s all-star game, I thought it would be fun to assemble a complete 25-man roster of former Expos that are still playing. Unfortunately, I came up just short. I discovered 23 ex-Expos that are still active (counting Nick Johnson and Grady SizemoreContinue reading “My Still Active Ex-Montreal Expo Team”