Yesterday Greg and I exchanged a brief flurry of emails. I found myself wanting to write something about the Montreal Expos. He had been gripped by the same need, and was already working on this.
Not a surprise; stuff like that happens when you’re both baseball fanatics like-minded enough to share a blog, even when there’s [...]
Andre Dawson’s election to the Hall of Fame conjures up a most frightening vision of a very scary slugger with a terribly lethal bat ready to destroy the next innocent baseball a New York Mets pitcher throws his way. I’ve read grumbles and snorts that Dawson’s career on-base percentage is too low to be worthy [...]
Welcome to the final edition of Flashback Friday: Tales From The Log, a final-season tribute to Shea Stadium as viewed primarily through the prism of what I saw there for myself, namely 402 regular-season and 13 postseason games in total. The Log recorded the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.
10/3/04 Su Montreal 13-12 Gl@v!ne 4 [...]
It had to happen sooner or later. With Nick Johnson and Chad Cordero disabled and Luis Ayala traded, there is no longer a single Montreal Expo on the active roster of the former Montreal Expos, a.k.a. the Washington Nationals. Fewer than four seasons removed from their Canadian abandonment, the Nats have moved on. The New [...]
Claudio Vargas pitched. Moises Alou got himself ejected. Endy Chavez replaced him. Brian Schneider homered. Ryan Church didn’t. Fernando Tatis stood on-deck to pinch-hit in case the ninth inning continued. Pedro Martinez threw 55 pitches in a simulated game.
Hard to believe that the team at Shea Stadium Wednesday night that is a direct descendant of [...]
When their season began, they were nobody. When it ended, they were somebody. If it’s the first Friday of the month, then we’re remembering them in this special 1997 edition of Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.
Ten years, seven Fridays. This is one of them.
My beloved 1997 season, the one few besides [...]
If you’re flipping through channels and come upon a rerun you haven’t watched in a long time, then it must be Flashback Friday at Faith and Fear in Flushing.
No fictional character in the popular culture — not Sidd Finch, not Chico Escuela, not Oscar Madison — has done more to enhance the Metropolitan legend than [...]
It’s been more than a year since they played baseball in Montreal or, as they did the last time they ever saw daylight, Flushing. Yet the Expos continue to lurk among us. The streets of baseball are too crowded with Expos tonight.
While the Washington Nationals go about not being sold, not building a ballpark and [...]
Amen, brother. Sayeth His Coheniness, “Pedro’s been described as a diva. What he is is a maestro.”
No disrespect to Martinez, Mientkiewicz and all who made Thursday night necessary, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence that these two squads played back-to-back blowouts. It’s hard to take games in Florida seriously given that every name they [...]