Baseball Commissioner says success of exhibition games in Montreal step in right direction for city

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Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig can envision Montreal making a bid to return to the major leagues.

The Expos joined the National League for the 1969 season and remained in the big leagues through 2004 before moving to Washington and becoming the Nationals.

While the Expos failed to draw one million spectators to Olympic Stadium in any of their final seven seasons, a total of 96,350 fans attended a pair of exhibition games there in March between the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays.

Selig says that was ``very impressive'' and he thinks ``they would be an excellent candidate in the future.''

He added that in his case ``there's no hard or angry feeling toward Montreal.''

Selig made the comments during a question-and-answer session with the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

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  1. Drew posted on 07/15/2014 10:38 PM
    As long as tax payers money does not get used to finance this. We need the cash to fix our infrastructure
  2. JohnH- posted on 07/16/2014 11:10 AM
    All is well until, a loosing streak. Ask the Al's and the Impact.
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