Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos

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The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri.
     2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team's move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren't dead—not by a long shot. The Expos pinwheel cap is still sported by Montrealers, former fans, and by many more in the US and Canada as ...

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Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos

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Overview

The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri.
     2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team's move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren't dead—not by a long shot. The Expos pinwheel cap is still sported by Montrealers, former fans, and by many more in the US and Canada as a fashion item. Every year there are rumours that Montreal—as North America's largest market without a baseball team—could host Major League Baseball again.
     There has never been a major English-language book on the entire franchise history. There also hasn't been a sportswriter as uniquely qualified to tell the whole story, and to make it appeal to baseball fans across Canada AND south of the border. Jonah Keri writes the chief baseball column for Grantland, and routinely makes appearances in Canadian media such as The Jeff Blair Show, Prime Time Sports and Off the Record. The author of the New York Times baseball bestseller The Extra 2% (Ballantine/ESPN Books), Keri is one of the new generation of high-profile sports writers equally facile with sabermetrics and traditional baseball reporting. He has interviewed everyone for this book and fans can expect to hear from just about every player and personality from the Expos' unforgettable 35 years in baseball.

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   • "One part history, one part local legend, one part eulogy, and one part letter to a lost love. The Montreal Expos deserved a book, and they deserved this book." National Post 

   • "[A] book that does full justice to the Expos' remarkable story." Ottawa Citizen 

   • "Surehanded and well-presented, even as the pages vibrate with a fan's rage and sadness." Edmonton Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307361356
  • Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 53,257
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

JONAH KERI is a writer for Grantland.com and a contributor to ESPN's Baseball Tonight. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First and the co-author of Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong. He has previously contributed to ESPN.com, SI.com, Baseball Prospectus, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and wrote the flagship stock market column for Investor's Business Daily.

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  • Posted July 31, 2014

    Good baseball book. The book covers the history of baseball in

    Good baseball book. The book covers the history of baseball in Montreal with the Montreal Royals of the Dodger farm system and how the city managed to bring major league baseball to Montreal. The book is well written. The story on how the city got the Expos and the early years at Jarry Park, the early struggles as a franchise, the glory years of the late 70's and eraly 80's, the down years after are told in a way very readable fashion. I couldn't put it down. A must for any fan who enjoys learning about the history of baseball.

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