Baseball left Montreal in 2004, but since then, Expos fans have wanted to get it back. And if they do, it could be a great thing for the Boston Red Sox and the rest of the American League East.
The Expos failed largely because their home field at Olympic Stadium was inconveniently located, unsafe and had poor playing conditions, all of which turned fans away. But with the Tampa Bay Rays boasting the worst average attendance in Major League baseball since 2012, many are wondering if the league should pack them up and move them to a new stadium in downtown Montreal.
If baseball returned to Montreal and joined the AL East, Red Sox fans could have their own “Fenway North” to go with “Fenway South” at Baltimore’s Camden Yards. Boston fans in Northern New England and New York Yankees fans upstate would be able to catch games there basically whenever they want. And a move could spark a rivalry with the MLB’s only other Canadian team in the Toronto Blue Jays.
So, should the MLB make the move? Listen to NESN’s Tom Caron and WCAX Burlington’s Mike McCune discuss it in the video above.
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Thumbnail photo via Fans with banners supporting the return of the Montreal Expos during the game between the New York Mets and the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium