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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Montreal Expos provided their fans with spectacular play produced by spectacular players. The team was able to reach the pinnacle of its lifetime popularity during that period. They were in fact even more popular than the beloved hockey-playing Canadians in Montreal and the most popular sports team in Canada. The book depicts how the In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Montreal Expos provided their fans with spectacular play produced by spectacular players. The team was able to reach the pinnacle of its lifetime popularity during that period. They were in fact even more popular than the beloved hockey-playing Canadians in Montreal and the most popular sports team in Canada. The book depicts how the team reached that level of support from the whole country and also why they were not able to sustain that excellence.


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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Montreal Expos provided their fans with spectacular play produced by spectacular players. The team was able to reach the pinnacle of its lifetime popularity during that period. They were in fact even more popular than the beloved hockey-playing Canadians in Montreal and the most popular sports team in Canada. The book depicts how the In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Montreal Expos provided their fans with spectacular play produced by spectacular players. The team was able to reach the pinnacle of its lifetime popularity during that period. They were in fact even more popular than the beloved hockey-playing Canadians in Montreal and the most popular sports team in Canada. The book depicts how the team reached that level of support from the whole country and also why they were not able to sustain that excellence.

25 review for The Expos in Their Prime: The Short-Lived Glory of Montreal's Team, 1977-1984

  1. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    Description chronologique des évènements marquants des Expos des années 80. Le plus aréable pour le fan des ces années est de se remémorer des faits divers comme la consommation de cocaine de Tim Raines; la fois où Francona s'est cassé le genou en attrapant un ballon au champs; les problèmes personels de Jeff Reardon et sa barbe; la séparation des races noires et blanches entre les joueurs; etc. Par contre de long passages seront feuilletés assez rapidement. Description chronologique des évènements marquants des Expos des années 80. Le plus aréable pour le fan des ces années est de se remémorer des faits divers comme la consommation de cocaine de Tim Raines; la fois où Francona s'est cassé le genou en attrapant un ballon au champs; les problèmes personels de Jeff Reardon et sa barbe; la séparation des races noires et blanches entre les joueurs; etc. Par contre de long passages seront feuilletés assez rapidement.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    It was an interesting read about an era in Expos baseball I knew little about. It is apparent the book was originally written in French though, as there are some awkward English phrasing in the book. It was like there was a bit of transliteration from the original French. I also realize the time period of the book was the focus, but as an Expos fan who grew up with the team in the 90s, I am not sure I like the one line dismissive of the Expos teams in early to mid 90s. I would love to see the auth It was an interesting read about an era in Expos baseball I knew little about. It is apparent the book was originally written in French though, as there are some awkward English phrasing in the book. It was like there was a bit of transliteration from the original French. I also realize the time period of the book was the focus, but as an Expos fan who grew up with the team in the 90s, I am not sure I like the one line dismissive of the Expos teams in early to mid 90s. I would love to see the author write a companion book about the teams in the 90s, I haven't seen any comprehensive book akin to this written about those teams. Only a singular book about the 94 team. Overall, if you are an Expos fan or a baseball history fan, I would recommend giving this book a read. It is fairly well written (minus the above comment) and thoroughly researched. It also isn't a puff piece like many books can be about a franchise's "glory years." Instead, it actually shows the team warts and all.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    As someone who was a teen living in Montreal during the time period written about, I really enjoyed the walk down memory lane. I found two shortcomings in the book. One, I think it glossed over the role drugs played in destroying "the team of the 80s", though it seemed that a number of people from management interviewed by the author refused to point fingers and name names, which displays a lot of class, but keeps some of the truth under wraps. The other shortcoming is the very poor translation As someone who was a teen living in Montreal during the time period written about, I really enjoyed the walk down memory lane. I found two shortcomings in the book. One, I think it glossed over the role drugs played in destroying "the team of the 80s", though it seemed that a number of people from management interviewed by the author refused to point fingers and name names, which displays a lot of class, but keeps some of the truth under wraps. The other shortcoming is the very poor translation from the original French. I can speak both and saw hundreds of instances of clumsy word-for-word translation. I found myself doing a second translation in my mind as I read, from clumsy translated English to smooth English. But all in all it was a great trip down memory lane with some interesting insights along the way

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mark Black

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    Chris Clement

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