Wasted Space in Montreal’s Stade Olympique, 1995 – Sully Baseball Daily Card at Noon for April 21, 2018

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When my dad and I went to Stade Olympique in Montreal, we were struck by how BIG the place was and how few people were in it.

And the way that a gigantic chunk of the stadium was roped off, it would feel empty even if the place was sold out.

The blue tarp on the left covers the seats that fans USED to sit in. They moved the bleachers forward with the temporary seats on the right. The result is a concrete gap that stretches out towards the scoreboard.

Look, I loved the Expos and I want baseball to come back to Montreal. But MAN there is no denying what an unpleasant place this was to see a ballgame!

(It is still baseball and I still loved it… but still.)

Swimming pool beyond right field at Montreal’s Jarry Park, 1995 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for April 18, 2018

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When the Expos played at Jarry Park, this swimming pool was beyond the right field wall.

Rusty Staub took aim at that swimming pool. Before the Diamondbacks pool was popular, Montreal was leading the way.

Felipe Alou argues a call in Montreal, 1995 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for March 31, 2018

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The Expos were depleted of their stars from 1994 when I went to the Big O.

But Felipe Alou still had fire in his belly and he argued a call at third in the game against the Dodgers.