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Nats in Expos hats



Here's the statement from Mark Lerner about Tuesday night's ceremony honoring Andre Dawson and debuting the Ring of Honor.

"The Washington Nationals are honored to pay tribute to all of those who've contributed so much to this city's rich baseball heritage. We are proud of where we've come from and where we're headed, and for this reason, we've chosen to embrace members of all of the teams that have played a role in D.C.'s great baseball history."

And here are a couple of current Nats wearing Expos hats during batting practice on Tuesday, the Expos having contributed so much to this city's rich baseball heritage. Ah, who cares. Those are awesome hats.

(Via @washingnats and @federalbaseball)


By Dan Steinberg  |  August 10, 2010; 5:27 PM ET
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The Expos?!?!?!?!

Oh that's right. The Expos moved to DC to become their THIRD Major League Baseball team since the 60's/70's.

Nice, probably no other city in the US has the distinction of letting 2 teams (probably 3 soon enough since the Nats can't even sell out their fancy new home ballpark) skip out of town.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 10, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Didn't New York lose the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Baseball Giants?

Posted by: SFcapsfan | August 10, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Terrible

Posted by: mjwies11 | August 10, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

MLB should handle Montreal like the NFL handled the Cleveland Browns. When the original Browns left for Baltimore, the Cleveland records were locked and belonged to Cleveland only. When Cleveland got a team several years later, those records became part of the new Browns team.

Not to say that MLB will ever be back in Montreal, but those records, colors, logo, nickname, etc, should STAY in Montreal and be celebrated (ok, maybe that's a stretch) and kept in Quebec to relish for eternity.

Posted by: AnnandaleAnnie | August 11, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

The Montreal Canadiens have a banner at the Bell Centre honoring the four numbers retired by the Expos, so, in a sense, the Expos are honored there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Expos#Retired_numbers

Oh, and Youppi is the Canadiens mascot now too.

I have no problem with the Nats honoring their heritage in Montreal, the Braves have done that by honoring their roots in Boston and Milwaukee, and so have the Dodgers and Giants.

Like it or not, the Nats were the Expos first.

Posted by: nepetro | August 11, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Didn't New York lose the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Baseball Giants?

Posted by: SFcapsfan | August 10, 2010 6:09 PM |

BROOKLYN lost their beloved Dodgers: Da Bums belonged to no one else but us Brooklynites.

Posted by: joemktg1 | August 11, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

The Expos?!?!?!?!

Oh that's right. The Expos moved to DC to become their THIRD Major League Baseball team since the 60's/70's.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 10, 2010 5:52 PM

Eat c*ck, St Louis Browns fan

Posted by: Kev29 | August 11, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I don't know any Nats fan who gives a damn about the Expos or any of its players. Washington's baseball heritage is with the franchises in Texas and Minnesota. Not with Montreal

Posted by: poguesmahone | August 11, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Wonder if Oklahoma City honored the 30th anniversary of their only NBA championship last year? I don't think they did...probably was hard to round up all those great Thunderers like Jack Sikma, Freddie Brown, and Gus Williams (RIP, DJ).

Posted by: BMoreChil | August 11, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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