Thursday, July 22, 2004

Official: Expos will likely relocate

D.C., Virginia remain leading candidates
By Barry M. Bloom
The Major League Baseball Players Association told player representatives of the Expos this week that it is unlikely the team will be playing in Montreal next season and that the leading candidates for relocation are still Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, a top union official said on Thursday night.
The meeting, between Don Fehr, Gene Orza and Tony Bernazard of the union and the Expos' Brian Schneider and Brad Wilkerson, was conducted in manager Frank Robinson's office while the team was in New York on Wednesday to play the Mets at Shea Stadium.
Orza, the union's chief operating officer, said that a story quoting unnamed sources about the Expos' future that ran Thursday on was substantially correct. The story said that the union officials had told Schneider and Wilkerson "that a decision on their 2005 home is near, that it won't be Montreal and that there is a strong likelihood they will be living in the Washington, D.C., area."
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