Friday, August 13, 2004

Expos Rumblings

From Jayson Starks Column on ESPN.com.

In a few weeks, it will be 1,000 days since Major League Baseball assumed ownership of the Montreal Expos. Back then, it was all going to be very temporary, of course.

But this is a story giving new meaning to that word, "temporary." Since MLB bought the Expos, Ichiro Suzuki has gotten 600 hits. Jim Thome has bopped 135 homers. Dan Miceli has pitched for teams in five different divisions.

And only four -- yes, four -- of the major-league players Bud Selig inherited when he took over the Expos are still around (Jose Vidro, Brian Schneider, Tomo Ohka and Tony Armas Jr.).

Yet this week, when baseball owners assemble in Philadelphia for their regularly scheduled quarterly meetings, it will be more of the same old same old, as the commish once again puts off a final decision on the Expos' next home.

Read the entire column by clicking here.