wveres wrote:the Expos never recoved from the strike year in which they were favorites to win it all.
I guess Canadians are fickle.
that was 94? .. thats gotta hurt when your team doesn't win a championship in awhile.. they were amazing that year, so yea, "fickle" is putting it mildly.. ... but that was only the big blow that got things started, there was more that came later ..
a couple i can remember:
- at one point, radio broadcasts were 100% taken off the air
- they completely stopped signing big players, or attempting key aquisitions
- 2003, and this might be the most blatant.. when the expos where in the midst of the wild card race, they were locked from making roster moves and calling up minor-leaguers.. i have no idea why this happened, there was no explanation given and most complaints were stifled
- 2003, everything was pretty much stomped out at this point, they lose Vladdy and Vazquez without a fight.. nobody cared by then anyway
im sure there were others, but basically, if you neglect your fan-base they aren't gonna support you .. everyone knows this.. their fans were given the cold shoulder for over a decade
wveres wrote:I guess its not his daughter but still tight ..
From baseball prospectus.
Commissioner Bud Selig and his family have long-time ties to the wife of Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. Sivia Loria is from Milwaukee, Wis., as is David Samson, the Marlins' president and stepson of Jeffrey Loria. Samson's father-in-law was the former team physician for the Milwaukee Brewers, who are owned by the Selig family
Sound the Alarm. thats enough proof for me