Vladimir Guerrero Had Hubris, And He Had Balls

Grantland’s Jonah Keri on His Beloved and Extinct Montreal Expos

What if I told you that there was a fun-loving, oft-forgotten baseball squad that wouldn't earn five minutes in a Ken Burns documentary because they always leaned more "Pee-wee's Playhouse" than PBS? A team that featured announcers calling knuckleballs balles papillon (the latter being the word for butterfly in… » 4/24/14 10:31am 4/24/14 10:31am

Former Expos Announcer Loses His Mind On Melky Cabrera Home Run

My French is a little rusty, but I think former Montreal Expos announcer Rodger Brulotte just sang "I love baseball and this Melky Cabrera guy almost as much as I love sucking down a nice burgundy and five million cigarettes. Good night, it is gone." » 3/29/14 6:30pm 3/29/14 6:30pm

I'm Jonah Keri, World Authority On The Expos. Any Questions For Me?

Jonah Keri, staff writer for Grantland and author of Up, Up, & Away, will be hanging out in the comments below for the next hour or so, ready to take your questions on the Montreal Expos, bagels, and whatever else comes to mind. Have at it. » 3/28/14 12:55pm 3/28/14 12:55pm

Jonah Keri—author of Up, Up and Away, the swell new history of the Montreal Expos—will be by at 1:00 pm Eastern tomorrow to take your questions on murdered baseball franchises and such. Go check out this excerpt from the book so you'll have something to talk to him about. [Grantland] » 3/27/14 4:58pm 3/27/14 4:58pm

Reminder: Jeffrey Loria Has Always Been The Worst

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Report: Carl Pavano Ruptured His Spleen Shoveling Snow

That's according to Ken Rosenthal, whose MLB sources told him the injury would keep the right-hander out for six to eight weeks. Then again, it might be much longer. Consider: Pavano is 37, he hasn't pitched since June 1 because of shoulder trouble, and he's still a free agent. » 1/25/13 10:25am 1/25/13 10:25am

Legendary Badass Ellis Valentine Has The Perfect 70s Playlist For Your…

Dan Epstein—the leading chronicler of 70s baseball—asked former Expo and Met (and Crenshaw High superstar!) Ellis Valentine for his perfect party playlist. And Valentine brought it. The songs are funky as all hell. [Instream Sports] » 7/27/12 2:25pm 7/27/12 2:25pm

Gary Carter Has Died

After months of increasingly dire reports of Gary Carter's battle with brain cancer, the Hall of Fame catcher passed away today at the age of 57. The news was first reported by the Times's Richard Sandomir. » 2/16/12 5:04pm 2/16/12 5:04pm

Surprise Surprise, The Hall Of Fame Gets It Wrong

Despite his very public preference to go in as a Cub, Andre Dawson's HOF plaque will see him wearing an Expos cap. This is all Wade Boggs's fault. (Really.) » 1/27/10 9:30pm 1/27/10 9:30pm

Misguided Sports Sartorial Decisions

Just Call Me Juice is doing a clever series in which they ask readers to tell the stories of their most embarrassing, rueful jersey purchases. Unsilent Majority keeps the series going with his gruesome tale of buying a Steve Spurrier Redskins jersey (with the number he wore as a player), though we do think, if the… » 4/27/07 1:44pm 4/27/07 1:44pm

Baseball Season Preview: Montreal Expos

One of our favorite in-person baseball memories is watching the Expos play at Olympic Stadium a few years ago. This was back when Omar Minaya was the GM, during that season when he tried to make a mid-summer wild-card run. We saw the second game Bartolo Colon pitched for the 'Spos after his trade. The Expos won, but… » 3/27/07 5:00pm 3/27/07 5:00pm