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May 7, 2011

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The Expos Invite You to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra

by Larry Granillo

Boy, do I wish I had been here, at the 10th Anniversary of the Montreal Expos:

This is 1978, so Youppi was not yet the mascot of the Expos. Instead, it was Souki, who Wikipedia describes as "a variation of the popular mascot of the New York Mets...with one difference." Souki had "odd antennas sticking out the sides of his head" (though I can't quite see them in these pictures).

Antennae or not, seeing Souki conduct the "Expos musical theme" would have been fantastic. As would have seeing Gary Carter, Steve Rogers, Warren Cromartie, and others play the trumpet and drums with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. And don't forget the wine and cheese tasting!

Those Montrealers really know how to throw a party.

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BuzzingThalami

Just as much fun was turning to the next page in google's archives of the Montreal Gazette and reading the sports page. Wayne Twitchell, nosed out of Montreal's quite formidable starting rotation (Rogers, Fryman, Grimsley and briefly-acelike Schatzeder), being scouted by other teams for a trade. And Rusty Staub leading the AL in RBI for the Tigers. Ah, memories...

May 07, 2011 20:51 PM
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xavier

This was a bit before my time, but I just love that you guys post this stuff and keep the Expos alive somehow.

A ways off topic, but I do have this in my collection: http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/6/66781/1317470-amazing_spider_man___deadball_v1__5___page_1_super.jpg

Walker, Alou and co. fighting alongside Spidey against the Green Goblin! Precious...

May 08, 2011 08:01 AM
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