Blue Jays: Looking back at the Blue Jays in Montreal series

Brendan Panikkar
Mar 28, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA;Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) is congratulated by catcher Russell Martin (55) after he hit a home run during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 28, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA;Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) is congratulated by catcher Russell Martin (55) after he hit a home run during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 28, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA;Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) is congratulated by catcher Russell Martin (55) after he hit a home run during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 28, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA;Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) is congratulated by catcher Russell Martin (55) after he hit a home run during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Taking a look back, and ahead, at the Toronto Blue Jays’ annual 2 game series to finish the spring season, played in Montreal, former home of the Expos.

It’s almost time to get the marathon underway for the Toronto Blue Jays and 29 of the other ball clubs around the MLB. The grind of 162 is upon us. The only thing standing in our way is a weekend series in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Montreal is on the burner of discussions right now for a big reason thanks to a report that surfaced yesterday. Montreal-based investors have reportedly met the conditions set forth by the MLB that would be the first step to getting a team back in Montreal. The Expos’ final season in the MLB came in 2004. They relocated the season after to Washington to become the Washington Nationals.

Whether the surfaced report has any true meaning remains to be seen, but Toronto media personality for Sportsnet, Stephen Brunt, says that it’s not anything immediate, and obviously still has a long way to go before turning into something legitimate and real.

The other reason Montreal is going to be brought up a bunch over the next few days is because the Blue Jays and Pirates will kick off the 4th edition of the Blue Jays in Montreal exhibition series, which has become a weekend many Canadians look forward too. Montreal, and to an extension, Ottawa-based baseball fans get to see 2 almost real baseball games in the comfort of their own backyard, while Toronto-based fans make the 6-hour trek down the 401 to Olympic Stadium for the weekend.

I wanted to write this piece highlighting the previous 3 installments of the Blue Jays in Montreal series. The weekend is always memorable with great ceremonies honouring the history of baseball in Montreal.

I will then preview the upcoming 2 game mini series between the Blue Jays and Pirates to give fans a sense of what to expect over the weekend. Regardless, all of those attending the games should be in for a 4th straight treat!

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