I love baseball, the sport. I often go to the park, in front of my home, to watch the young kids play. What I really appreciate is the level of concentration these 12 years-old kids have to show. That's why I'd like to see my son play the game, hoping that the required concentration will also find its way to school. Well, maybe I'm just dreaming, but it couldn't hurt...
I hate baseball, the industry. The Montréal Expos, especially since 1978, were always a "decent" club. But Montréal's fans, disgusted by the way baseball is run, have stopped supporting the club. They don't believe, rightfully so IMHO, that Montréal has a fair chance to win anything and it's always going to be the BIG clubs that are going to win. Why can't baseball be run like the NFL, where clubs like Green Bay or Tampa have decent shots at winning?
So the Expos are going to leave Montréal. Apparently Washington, Portland and North Virginia (around Norfolk I guess, but don't quote me on that), have filled in the rank to get this very decent club (playing for .527 to this day. In the NL
central division, we'd be tied for first place). Now the NBL says that they are considering locating the Expos in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Baseball, the industry, is sick.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.