I’m not really one for sentimental bullshit, but I’m certain there are some among the Getting Blanked readership who really want to see geriactric former members of the Montreal Expos hobble around a baseball diamond in Quebec while pansy pop blares in the background.
For them, I offer this video from the final day of the 1981 Montreal Expos reunion which was held this past weekend. Part of the festivities included renaming Ballantyne park in Dorval, Quebec after former Expos catcher Gary Carter, who passed away earlier this year. The Expos christened the new Gary Carter Park by holding a baseball clinic for kids, something for which even my cynicism can’t penetrate.
For more on the Expos reunion celebraish, check out Dave Kaufman’s radio chat with Ellis Valentine, Jonah Keri, Annakin Slayd and Ben Christensen.