Montreal Expos first game on April
that they are close to being a play-
age and 19
off contender. Just as they start to
win, major league baseball slows
runs (37) and seventh in Runs Batted In (RBI)
But why should anyone
in hits (188), third in
(.336), fifth in
as cloudy as
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
has been a pleasant surprise for Montreal this season, with a 13-7 record and a 3.18
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
another young, excit-
tons of talent. Vidro currently sits third in hits (175) and ninth in average (.310).
would not take
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
This year’s addition of the Expos, playing under the dark skies of contraction, are 72-76, before games being played on
tools and leadership qualities to
the big leagues.
Jose Vidro, the Expos second
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.
himself as the best player
tracted for at least four years, the is
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-
trying to contract the
future in Montreal
on the senior With a .274 batting aver-
are starting to
waiting to see
they will play their
The young and exciting show signs
but over for the
— SPOKE, September 23, 2002
Expos owner for the
found, and they are
Brad quickly making a
Major This means
other 29 teams are supporting a
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
surgery to implant
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
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.
AND STROKE FOUNDATION
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programs were doing and found
The survey looked
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The survey sports
coming out also took
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For information about Winter 2003 Workshops, drop
a basketball team was just not fea-
for a group, please leave a
we wilt contact you or you can check in with
a major survey on
tion in practices, tryouts,
or volleyball pro-
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
Sept 17 or Oct 7
When signing up
question this year, and might be
Conestoga has not offered a
Preparing For Finals
out of the
much they can do about it. “People come to Conestoga because it is number also said there
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
add three varsity two years - golf,
against other colleges.
result of the survey
sports in the last
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
avid basketball player, said,
of students want to play post-secondary basketball and if a school
Conestoga would have to form a
Faulkner, a second-year computer
why questioned Conestoga College can offer sports like girls’ softball, but not basket there.”
ball. “It is quite
odd,” Dietz saic\^