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Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos
Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos, How the best team in baseball ended up in Washington ten years later, traces the fortunes of the Expos from that day in 1989 when the organizations original owners Charles Bronfman decided to sell the team and step away from baseball, through to the team's climb to glory in 1994 and then it's final decent into oblivion ten years ...more
Paperback, 379 pages
Published December 18th 2013 by Scoop Press
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This was a very well written account of the final decade of Expos baseball. Very well researched and interesting to read. As a diehard Expo fan, who at 12 years old was so angry at MLB for cancelling the World Series, wrote a letter to Bud Selig letting him know, it was fun and sad to recapture the memories of those seasons. Unlike many Expos fans, I did follow the franchise to Washington, even if the history did not for a large number of years. So as sad as I was in 2004 when the Expos left, I ...more
A contextualized look at the ill-fated Montreal Expos of 1994, whose shot at the World Series was curtailed by baseball's notorious labour dispute. It's overlong, hacky and sloppily presented but give it credit for shining light on the organization's unsung heroes, paying close attention to the difficult area of labour relations and holding the team and the city in a loving embrace.