Davy'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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Wow. One thing I was thinking while I was getting through the entire history of the Expos was that although Jonah Keri painted the picture of how the earlier years (70's specifically), it was hard for me to identify with some of the players that I didn't know in MY youth. While we moved into the 80's and the rise of Hawk, Rock, and The Kid, I was really getting into the team, and was so excited to read through their playoff run. Jonah really made me want to go back and watch video of this team, and I even found while reading, going back and looking on Fangraphs to look up players (if you're reading this Jonah Keri, Tim Raines should be in the HOF, just look at his WAR right?)

The tone of the story quickly changed as the 80's teams was disassembled and as a fan of a very budget team myself, the Oakland A's, I can really sympathize with the story, and Jonah did a really good job at tapping into that emotion.

Jonah Keri is an amazing storyteller, and it was great to read about the history of the Expos, along with HIS history of following them through his youth to adulthood.
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Reading Progress

July 23, 2013 – Shelved
July 23, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
April 18, 2014 – Started Reading
April 22, 2014 –
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May 28, 2014 –
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May 29, 2014 – Shelved as: baseball
May 29, 2014 – Finished Reading

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