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Friday, October 01, 2004
Au Revoir, Les Expos.

Back in the first grade, my favorite baseball player was Ellis Valentine. Not only did he have a name guaranteed to attract a nascent fan, but he was an outfielder for the Montreal Expos, a team I had never heard of, in a city I vaguely knew was foreign—or at least really far away from the suburban New York City enclave where I grew up. Through whatever chemistry occurs in a young kid's head, I became an ardent, lifelong fan of les Expos. Amazingly, I wasn't alone. On the first day of fourth grade, a new kid named Mark came up to me and asked if I was the Expos fan he'd heard about. We're still close friends.


No New Senators. The case against baseball in Washington. From 2003. (Slate)

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