Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year and Stuff Like That

Well, 2010 is racing to a close. It will be a memorable year for many reasons, but primarily because of the fact that, well, we actually got the season of the ground and despite some first-year challenges, it was by many accounts a success. 40K+ fans, a pennant race, and some incredible players means that 2010 will hold a special place in my heart.

I have a sneaking suspicion that 2011 will be as (if not more) memorable, but for different reasons. In addition to a few more ballgames, we have some special events lined up for the stadium (more on that later), and at least one of them will have an importance on the national scale. Our fans will see an improved product on the field, our sponsors will see more fans in the park, and our players will see an improvement over the experience from year 1. It will be exciting not because it is brand new but because it will be improved.

 Please be safe tonight...we need you alive and well at Borleske this summer. And as a last shout out to people who loved the Montreal Expos as much as I did, please enjoy our new alternate cap for 2011 - a tribute to the great team from the Stade Olympique. Check out this link if you want to pick one up: That great city may never again have an MLB team, but they had the coolest hat of the 80s.


  1. Really cool to see that people aren't forgetting the Expos. Having grown up in Quebec, it means the world to me. I still remember watching that final home broadcast in 2004 and shedding a few tears... I'll be sure to pick up a hat for the summer! (Montreal's winter is not really friendly to baseball caps)

  2. I lived in Montreal for two years, and my grandparents are Quebecois. While I am an American, the team was an important part of my life and a big reason why I love baseball (and now get to work in it). If I can bring some of the magic here to Walla Walla, then I will do that!

  3. It's great to see the tri-coloured cap. Long live the Expos!