M Christopher's Reviews > Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos

Up, Up, and Away by Jonah Keri
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A delightful memory book for fans of the Expos or just plain baseball fans, a category into which I fall. As I became immersed in baseball in 1969, the Expos had just joined MLB, so there was always a soft spot in my heart for them. They were undeniably more entertaining than their brethren in San Diego. I remember enjoying their infrequent successes and feeling, at the end of their all too brief life, that they (meaning the fans, players, and team execs) had gotten rogered. Keri, of course, agrees. His personal recollections of Nos Amours are delightful but he's also done his homework for the years before he was a fan. All that keeps this book from 5 stars for me is the lack of stats. With a history this brief, he couldn't include team rosters from each year with baseball card level statistics? C'est domage, monsieur!
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Reading Progress

March 7, 2017 – Started Reading
March 7, 2017 – Shelved
March 7, 2017 –
page 75
17.36%
March 19, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 20, 2017 – Shelved as: baseball
March 20, 2017 – Shelved as: history

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