For one night only, the 1994 Expos are getting back together

Larry Walker with the Expos.

I was only a little 8-year-old at the time of the 1994 strike. I wasn’t fully engaged in baseball at the time and I don’t even remember anything about it. But as the years went on and when I started to fall in love with the sport, I continued to want to learn more about the history of the game.

One thing that always comes to me are the what ifs in sports and the biggest one I can think of is the 1994 Montreal Expos. The strike in 1994 ended the season prematurely and the entire postseason was canceled. At the time, the Expos were in first place and some believed they had what it took to be champions. But the season never played out and the team was essentially dismantled afterward.

Fans in Montreal still wonder to this day what would have happened if the 1994 season had played out. Would they have won? Could they have formed a dynasty? It’s hard to say. But it was 10 years after the strike that the Expos moved to Washington DC and the team was gone forever.

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The Oakland Athletics have what it takes to win it all

The A’s are on a roll!

Last season, the Oakland Athletics needed all 162 games of the regular season to capture the American League West Division crown. They did it with miracle walk-off wins, stellar rookie performances and the chance of the Rangers losing steam towards the ends.

This season, the Athletics ran away with the division title and in doing so, have convinced me that they are the best team in the American League.

This may be me being biased, but it’s hard for me not to think the Athletics are the best. Their pitching has driven them to this amazing September run and their offense has shown a consistency that was unimaginable when the season began. More importantly, the Athletics are just putting together great at-bats and stellar performances out on the defensive end.

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