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Expos to Move to Detroit???

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Expos to move to Detroit?

With 6 million + people in the metro we can support two teams, and we do have the now vacant Tiger Stadium. Do you think this has a chance of happening?

From Baseballology.com

An Interview With Nikco Riesgo

by Russ Cohen

2004-02-02

Nikco Riesgo, a former major league ballplayer, is with a group called GBI and they are currently looking to purchase the Montreal Expos and move them to Detroit. Does this sound possible? Well sit back and see why it is.

Russ: This is in your blood. You were a player. Does Detroit do well enough in attendance to support two teams?

Nikco: The local attendance has hurt the last couple of years. I

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Not a chance. MLB.com lists Northern Virginia, DC, and Portland. I think this coulmnist is really reaching here.

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gawd this rumor has been going on for a loooooong time, ughh...

also illitch owns 1/29th of the expos, not likely

And detroit would then become the smallest two team market

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I don't know it could be a god hometown thing going on and if one team sucks everybody can pull of the other one

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don't count on it, the Tigers don't even sell yet, why bring in another team to Detroit when there's a lot of other places it will be more successful in. Personally, I'd like to see the Expos move to Mexico or San Jaun, since Baseball is so popular in Central America and the Caribbean.

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I think they should stay in Montreal. All they need is a new stadium, and they're set.

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I'd like to see the team move to the boston area. There is definetly the population and fanatasicm to support an NL team. They could play in Foxboro for a couple of years before a new stadium is built. This is very unlikely since there are some large metros without a team. Still, I think the team would be financially successful here.

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