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. Expos loyalists are still spotted at Blue Jays games and
wherever the Washington Nationals play (often cheering against
them). 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 (EVERYONE: including the ownership that allowed the
team to be moved), and fans can expect to hear from just about
every player and personality from the Expos' unforgettable 35
years in baseball. Up, Up, and Away is already one of the most
anticipated sports books of next year.