I think I've mentioned on this blog sometime in the past that I miss the Montreal Expos. For some reason I have a soft spot for them. They produced a lot of great players...who mostly were great for other teams. Larry Walker, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson come to mind immediately.
Since the Expos last season in was in 2004, before they became the Washington Nationals, most baseball fans still remember them. But fast forward 10 or 20 more years. How far out of our memories will the Expos be then?
In 1972, 19-years after the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore to become the Orioles, a guy named Skip Battin wrote a song called, "Who Were The St. Louis Browns?"
One of the memorable lyrics to the song were, "The St. Louis Browns were a baseball team, and they lost more than the Mets could ever dream..."
I was just wondering, will somebody ever write a song, "Who Were The Montreal Expos?"
If somebody does, it won't be Skip Battin. I looked him up and found out he was a guitarist and songwriter for The Byrds for a while. He passed away from Alzheimer's disease in 2003 at the age of 69. Horrible thing that Alzheimer's, just horrible.