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By JAMES

DOYLE

K.

their

Montreal Expos first game on April

They

are

The

that they are close to being a play-

age and 19

1969.

off contender. Just as they start to

is

when

win, major league baseball slows

8,

NL

is

first

for

in the

in the

average

home

runs (37) and seventh in Runs Batted In (RBI)

But why should anyone

Expos

name

in hits (188), third in

(.336), fifth in

as cloudy as

for the

Guerrero

majors.

is

He

players.

tracks. On Aug. 12, 1994, Major League baseball players went on strike, thus ending the season. At that time, the Montreal Expos were six games up on the Atlanta Braves for first place in the Their National League East. record was 74 wins and 40 losses, good enough for the best record in

uses

all

Japanese sensation

Toma Ohka

has been a pleasant surprise for Montreal this season, with a 13-7 record and a 3.18

his athletic

ERA.

Javier

Vazquez has been disappointing

guide his team to victory.

this year, but will

be under less pressure to lead the staff with the addition of Colon. Montreal was given a shot at life when owners and players agreed

is

another young, excit-

tons of talent. Vidro currently sits third in hits (175) and ninth in average (.310).

ing

He

player with

would not take

that contraction

dynamic defensive player with solid hands. Vidro is one of

place in the next four years, but

second baseman, and proved it by being voted as a starter in this year’s all-star game.

the club has not been

is

a

baseballs

This year’s addition of the Expos, playing under the dark skies of contraction, are 72-76, before games being played on

building

tools and leadership qualities to

baseman,

the big leagues.

also

the

Jose Vidro, the Expos second

.

are

Colon also leads team in complete games with four and shutouts, with one.

100 ). Offensive numbers this high, combined with one of the best arms in the league, make Guerrero one of baseballs most exciting

that every time they start to put a promising or winning team on the field, they are stopped in their

a rookie of the year contender.

average (ERA).

(

care?

The problem

a

himself as the best player

tracted for at least four years, the is

making

rightfielder, is

Wilkerson

runs,

themselves a strong pitching staff. Ace Bartolo Colon, who was acquired through a trade with the Cleveland Indians earlier this season, has been nothing short of Colon has an 8-3 amazing. record, and a 2.74 earned run

Vladimir Guerrero, the Expos

Major League Baseball has been Expos all season long, and although the iTew collective bargaining agreement has said that no teams can be con-

home

The Expos

them down.

last.

trying to contract the

future in Montreal

on the senior With a .274 batting aver-

for himself

circuit.

are starting to

played

waiting to see

they will play their

name

The young and exciting show signs

Sept. 14.

Expos

now

Expos

but over for the

All

ever.

Sports

— SPOKE, September 23, 2002

Rookie Wilkerson

Expos owner for the

best

found, and they are

Brad quickly making a

Baseball.

centrefielder is

still

being

League

Major This means

by

operated

An

need more.

still

that

the

other 29 teams are supporting a

team

that doesn’t get 10,000 peo-

The finances of basecannot allow these 29 teams to spend money on their competition. Thus, Montreal desperately ple a game. ball

needs someone to step up to the plate and buy this group of young and exciting players. The problem, then, is what if someone does buy the Expos? Would this new owner keep the Expos in Montreal? The answer to this is more than likely “No.”

Montreal needs a new stadium. Olympic Stadium is old, ugly and If the city of falling apart. Montreal and the provincial government cannot get a new ballpark in Montreal, the Expos are as

good

Max underwent

Last year,

surgery to implant

new

a

kind of pacemaker, one with technological advancements unavailable just 5 years ago.

Every time you give to the Heart and Stroke Foundation,

you fund research that leads to medical breakthroughs, like

the one that saved Max’s

life.

as gone.

Unfortunately,

no

will

this

Now

doubt be one of the Expos’ final seasons. Should someone create a miracle in Montreal, and save the Expos, please, show yourself soon. If not, and you plan to purchase this group of future champions, please, keep them together. The foundation has been laid for a winner, and with a little bit of extra money, this current group in Montreal may just wear a World

he can spend more time

with his grandfather. Please give to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

HEART

AND STROKE FOUNDATION

Series ring.

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Community

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By NICK HORTON

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into Student Services

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mCroup

well varsi-

programs were doing and found

The survey looked

many

at participa-

spectators were

games.

into

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The survey sports

and how

coming out also took

how

well

teams

fared

consideration

Conestoga

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a basketball team was just not fea-

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we wilt contact you or you can check in with

a major survey on

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established,

or volleyball pro-

sible.

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with times

var-

gram since the 1993/1994 season. At that time, the college conducted ty,

given time there are always people playing basketball,” he said.

Marlene Ford, the ordinator

sity basketball

Sept 17 or Oct 7

When signing up

at

question this year, and might be

Conestoga has not offered a

1

Preparing For Finals

team

out of the

is

for awhile.

Time Management

Test Taking

basketball

varsity

Conestoga College

athletics co-

sports,

varsity

for

acknowledged the

but

situation,

much they can do about it. “People come to Conestoga because it is number also said there

is

not

1

...

coming here

students are

education

rather

then

for an

play

to

sports, the interest is not there.”

Ford also explained the situation is in. “If we were to offer a varsity basketball program we would have to cut back on She said intramural programs.” the college

that funding for varsity sports problem, but the college has

is

a

still

add three varsity two years - golf,

against other colleges.

been able

result of the survey

sports in the last

being

badminton, and rugby. Wayne Dietz, a second-year

The end was the varsity basketball and volleyball programs cut.

The survey may have been corthough some students attending Conestoga seem to think the

to

management

studies student

and

“A

rect,

avid basketball player, said,

opposite.

of students want to play post-secondary basketball and if a school

“I think

enough

Conestoga would have to form a

participation

basketball

team,”

said

Nick

Faulkner, a second-year computer

programming

student.

“There are

can’t

offer

that,

they

lot

won’t go

why questioned Conestoga College can offer sports like girls’ softball, but not basket there.”

He

ball. “It is quite

odd,” Dietz saic\^

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