Live Post: Pics, Tweets and Notes from Olympic Stadium

Ten years after the Expos left Montreal for Washington DC to become the Nationals, Olympic Stadium will host an MLB game tonight when the Blue Jays face the Mets.

Here are a collection of tweets, pictures and notes from people at the ballpark…


3:00 pm: Here is a photo from inside the stadium (ESPN, Twitter):

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2:45 pm: There is a sign above right field stands honoring Gary Carter, “Le Kid,” who will be honored with an on-field, pre-game ceremony before tonight’s game (Carig, Twitter).




26 comments
GordonJNG
GordonJNG

Now wouldn't it be interesting to move the AAA team back to the International League and place them in Montreal?

7up17_2go
7up17_2go

It looks as packed as Citi will be in August.....

hankincolo
hankincolo

Les artificial turf sucks in any language. Hope an outfielder doesn't take a bouncing ball up the schnozz.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Warren Cromartie founded and is spearheading the Montreal Baseball Project, a citywide effort to bring a major league baseball franchise back to Montreal.  Many will recall that Jeffrey Loria stripped the Expos bare and then flipped his equity into the Marlins, leaving MLB to carry the Expos franchise until they were bought and moved to Washington, DC.  Montreal is a great baseball city with a long history (Jackie Robinson played there), and didn't deserve to lose their team because of ownership greed.  http://montrealbaseballproject.com/en/

Gary Westhoff
Gary Westhoff

Memory of my childhood: Opening Day 1988....Believe Darryl hit a HR off the roof

ctdbatboy
ctdbatboy

I never got a chance to see a baseball game in Montreal the last time we traveled there (in 11 years ago). We booked our trip without checking if the Expos are playing at home or not. I thought I'd never get a chance to see them play at Olympic Stadium after they relocated to Washington, DC. But now, I'll finally get another chance to see a baseball game being played at Olympic Stadium for the first time. Can't wait!

Jayson Love
Jayson Love

Im all for nostalgia and giving an old stadium games for the sake of that, but this is a terrible idea...this is an awful field and I really hope no one gets hurt in a meaningless game like this

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Montreal is an awesome city.  I miss the fact that they don't have an MLB team.  The absolute best night life in North America. 

nwmets
nwmets

Saw a Mets game there in 1986. I remember being shocked that the vendors, parking attendants, etc., did not (or refused to) speak English.

Cory Nesser
Cory Nesser

no blown out knees.....no blown out knees......

7up17_2go
7up17_2go

@doubleday  "Stripped the Expo's bare..."  So in other words. he pulled a "Wilpon" on that franchise.....

Sean Andrew Ingram
Sean Andrew Ingram

@nwmets  I work on the strip in Las Vegas and the Quebec Canadians are sooo much different than other Canadian tourists. Toronto..friendly, Vancouver...friendly, Montreal...rude and obnoxious! 


Nick Antinarella
Nick Antinarella

I'm not surprised. Montreal, and Quebec in general, is notorious for that. They believe they're better than most Canadians and associate themselves more closely with France (Europe) than they do Canada. They actually attempted to secede from Canada at one point.

ladymetfan
ladymetfan

The rudest person I ran into in 1986 after a Mets Expo game was in the elevator in the Hotel after the game: Lenny DYKSTRA! We were staying in the same hotel as the Mets/ ice was on every other floor/ I went in the elevator in my Met PJ's after the game & when the doors opened up & I jumped in, Wally Backman & Lenny DYKSTRA were just coming up to their rooms: I was speechless & just couldn't get any words out / Lenny, being the gracious idiot that he was says " What the hell are you lookin' at ?" C'est dommage, vest sont des bonnes amie.

helloboy
helloboy

@Nick Antinarella  I have never had such issues in Canada.  In Quebec City, which i like way more than Montreal, people are always courteous and service at the Grand Allee restaurants was always superior.  Everyone in Quebec speaks English as it is taught in all schools there and if they intend to do business with the rest of Canada or the USA, they need to. 



smanj
smanj

@Nick Antinarella I've been to Montreal many times.  Fantastic city, never had an issue where some refused to speak English to me.  Have you actually been there?

tierlifer
tierlifer

@atrain311 @tierlifer @smanj @Nick Antinarella  My 1986 Celica broke down in Philadelphia,NY on my way up one weekend! Yikes!!!!!!!!!! We got into a fight with some guys from SUNY Canton one night too if I recall correctly lol.  God that seemed like forever ago.  So glad social media was NOT around then lol

tierlifer
tierlifer

@atrain311 @smanj @Nick Antinarella  Potsdam....where the Pots"damn" good!!  My best friend went there when I was going to Oswego. Love the SUNY party school scene circuit.   As far as Montreal goes. there are NO finer strip joints in the Northeast than that amazing town! Nothing can even come close

Bud Britton
Bud Britton

I have and that is fairly accurate. Had it happen when I was young (at which time I had taken several years of French). Guy thought it was a riot when I struggled to answer him at a sales counter, then broke into flawless English.

atrain311
atrain311

@smanj @Nick Antinarella  I've been there many times having gone to college in Potsdam.  Had mine and many friends bachelor parties up there.  While I didn't run into problems with folks not speaking English, Nick is correct concerning his statement about Quebec trying to secede.  There is a certain tension that can be felt.