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December 29, 2003

Expos follies

They're really coming out of the woodwork now: a Connecticut newspaper columnist has suggested that the state of Connecticut buy the Montreal Expos and move them to the University of Connecticut's new football stadium in Hartford. While it arguably wouldn't be that bad a deal for the state - buying the Expos would likely cost less than building a new stadium - MLB has rejected out of hand all previous attempts at public ownership, and certainly isn't about to start now, when the primary goal of moving the Expos is to get another taxpayer-subsidized stadium built for the league.

On the marginally more realistic front, our old friend Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff - who'd previously offered to share the Expos between San Antonio and Monterrey, Mexico - is now suggesting a San Antonio-Austin split instead. This is giving us weird flashbacks.

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