Montreal Expos 2014

When the Montreal Expos left for Washington D.C. in 2005, they left a large hole in the baseball community in Canada. When the Toronto Blue Jays announced they would be playing two pre-season games in Montreal, the first team to play Olympic Park almost ten years, we jumped at the chance to visit the city and help welcome baseball back to Montreal!

Little baseball tip - Get to the park as soon as they open. I can't tell you the amount of players and coaches we have met or watched warm up. My boys have an ever growing collection of player autographs. It really is as simple as walking down and having something ready to sign!

The quiet before the storm. At lot was riding on the attendance to the games, Montreal is trying to show the MLB community they are ready for a team. It was just announced the Blue Jays will be returning this Spring for another round of pre-season games

I find the funniest photos on my camera after these two have played with it. So many selfies, wonder where they get that from...

Oh right. Me and my beer selfies. 

The architecture is amazing in Olympic Park. It's nickname is The Big O as it looks like a large O outside. This is on the top level walking towards the stairs. Little excerpt from Wikipedia that I found rather interesting, 
"The building's design is cited as a masterpiece of Organic Modern architecture.Taillibert based the building on plant and animal forms, aiming to include vertebral structures with sinewy or tentacles, while still following the basic plans of Modern architecture."

There were many exhibits in the main concourse including these game worn jerseys.

Lesters is a must for smoked meat sandwiches!

50,000 screaming fans later (The Jays played two games for a total attendance of 96,350). The best moment of the game was when they brought out the 1994 Montreal Expos! For the Expos fans this was their moment to celebrate the World Series that never was. 

A lovely sign outside a sports bar in Old Montreal. Loosely translates to Fans of the Expos here, Blue Jays as well.  

It was a great experience to see a game played at Olympic Stadium, I sincerely hope this means a team is not too far off.