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This review is from: Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos (Hardcover)
Not exactly sure why the author is so vindictive against Washington DC baseball fans. Washington DC was the largest North American market without baseball for 33 years before the arrival of the Nats, so I can sympathize with how he feels now. DC wasn't courting its team, it was selected by MLB as the most viable place to put a franchise that was close to being contracted in 2002. As a Nats full season ticket holder, I have attended hundreds of games since 2005, and I've never run into one Montreal fan who was vindictively rooting against them -- many of them continue to root for the team in DC. (Buying a baseball ticket for spite seems ridiculous on its face.) Montreal Expos Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Andre Dawson are honored in the Ring of Fame at Nats Park. As a die hard Nats fan, I bought this book because I am very interested in its final chapters of the teams final days leading up to relocation in DC. I hope my money isn't too replusive for the writer to accept.
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Initial post: Mar 25, 2014 1:07:40 PM PDT
Michael L. Docimo says:
I don't know what point you were trying to make, but if you haven't read it I'm not sure how you can rate it one star for being anti-Washington? The title is clear does not mention Washington or come off as anti-Nats at all. Read the book, don't make assumptions.
Posted on Mar 25, 2014 1:54:26 PM PDT
G. S. Koval says:
This is the stupidest review I've ever read.
Posted on Mar 25, 2014 6:39:25 PM PDT
Terrible review, considering you haven't even read the book.
Posted on Mar 25, 2014 7:04:04 PM PDT
Jeff P. says:
Wait, did you read the book? Or just dislike the author?
Posted on Mar 25, 2014 9:39:34 PM PDT
David McLain says:
I finished this book just now, and you have no clue what you're talking about. He does nothing to discredit Washington DC, as a matter of fact he places no blame on them. He is not a fan of the Nats, because he doesn't feel a connection to them, but he certainly doesn't harbor ill-will towards the team or city. You should really read the book before adding your two worthless cents.
Posted on Mar 29, 2014 9:44:04 AM PDT
David Richard says:
You REALLY should remove this post. I am not sure how you got such vindictive about the author. I am thinking you that decided, b4 even reading the book, that you were not going to like it. This is a author who has a great deal of passion and love for the Montreeal Expos. What's wrong with him wiring about it???
Posted on Apr 2, 2014 1:40:05 PM PDT
Andrew Kensley says:
I think this guy hasn't really read the book. He's not at all vindictive against DC fans.
Posted on Apr 7, 2014 12:14:04 PM PDT
In 1963 I moved to Arlington Virginia as a child and therein lies the roots of my love affair with America's pastime baseball. I returned to Canada at age 8 and followed the Expos as a ticket buying customer from 1974-1998. In 2007 I returned to RFK Stadium to see a ballgame where my Dad had taken me as a child. No where in this book does Mr. Keri knock the Washington Nationals. This reviewer has written a great piece of fiction for some unknown reason !
Posted on Apr 21, 2014 3:30:42 PM PDT
E. Alton says:
Moron alert! Ray this isn't about you & the 2nd rate Nats so please think before you write next time you get a self-pity reactionary moment.
This book was long overdue. I followed the Expos in the 70s & 80s. They often had a talented team that just happened to be in very competitive NL East division (you'll recall those great Cardinal, Pirate & Phillies teams - all that won WS during those yrs). As a nearby O's fan living in MD I can tell you DC has one of the WORST sports fan bases in the US. I've gone to many a Caps, Skins & Nat's games as opposing fans and DC fans are incredibly fair-weather (and hardly loyal cept Skins case, where they're often delusional - still reciting their Glory days from back in the early 90s lol).
This is a Great book, sorely needed. Ignore this clown of a 2nd rate, irrelevant sports town.
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