Montreal can support baseball, return unlikely
Baseball’s return to Montreal is unlikely because an uneven
economic playing field remains among teams.
A report by the Conference Board of Canada says it wasn’t a lack
of fan interest or city support that caused the Expos to leave
Montreal in 2004.
The wide disparity in revenue among clubs and a weak Canadian
dollar are considered the main reasons the Expos were bought out by
Major League Baseball and moved to Washington.
The report says the Toronto Blue Jays are in no trouble despite
playing in a division with two of the richest teams, Boston and the
New York Yankees. It has a solid market, stable ownership and an
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