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The highlights of the trip to Cooperstown ExposNation

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Pedro Martinez Hall of Fame Credit: Gregory Fisher USA Today Sports

Pedro Martinez Hall of Fame
Credit: Gregory Fisher USA Today Sports

Montréal, Québec, 30 July 2015 – Two buses carrying about 100 Montreal baseball fanatics made the five-hour trek to Cooperstown, New York, to join hundreds of others from ExposNation, to see two former Expos get inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame

Pedro Martinez pitched for the Expos from 1994 to 1997, winning the only Cy Young of the franchise. Randy Johnson was drafted by the Expos and pitched for the team in 1988 and 1989 before being traded.

The members of the ExposNation got on the buses at the Palais des congrès at 6:30 a.m. Sunday for the six-hour trip to Cooperstown. They were headed to Cooperstown to see former Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame along with Randy Johnson, another former Expos pitcher. It turned out to be a long, hot afternoon for ExposNation with Martinez the last of the four inductees to make his speech, starting just after 4 p.m.

Mentions in the Media

Matthew Ross with Mitch Melnick – TSN 690

Derek Aucoin with Gabriel (Montreal on the Road campaign traveling to all MLB staduims)

Interview: Dave Kaufman CJAD 800 “The Exchange” with Matthew Ross

ExposNation to Cooperstown | Video | RDS.ca
RDS.ca Interview with Gabriel Morissette and Marc Griffin about Pedro Martinez in going to Cooperstown.
Link: http://www.rds.ca/videos/baseball/mlb/expos-nation-a-cooperstown-3.1140245

Interview. ExposNation for the return of Expos | Video, TVA Salut Bonjour!
ExposNation group heading to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Hundreds of fans Montreal Expos fans will be there for the Hall of Fame induction of Former Expos Players. Interview with Gabriel Morissette.
Link: http://tva.canoe.ca/emissions.

Article. The Expos on the map more than ever | Journal de Montreal
A keen observer, Manfred Commissioner takes notes and notes about Montreal.
Link: http://www.journaldemontreal.com/le-commissaire-prend-des-notes.

Article. Expansion: Manfred shows some opening | Journal metro
The commissioner of baseball could have revived the hopes of the most passionate baseball fans in Montreal and throughout Quebec. Without committing clearly in favor of an expansion of MLB executives Rob Manfred has hinted that such a scenario could materialize one day.
Link: http://journalmetro.com/sports/799362/expansion-manfred-montre-un-peu-douverture/.

Interview. Annakin Slayd talks ExposNation heading to Cooperstown | BT Interviews
With former Montreal Expo Pedro Martinez being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, fan group ExposNation is sending a large contingent of fans to Cooperstown. Hip Hop Artist and spokesperson Annakin Slayd joined us with details.
Link: http://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/4370235481001/

ExposNation wants to Tim Raines in Cooperstown | La Presse
ExposNation officials have convinced a hundred supporters of the Expos family to accompany them to Cooperstown again demonstrate their support for the return of baseball in Montreal!
Link: http://www.lapresse.ca/sports/baseball/exposnation…

Expos and Pedro in Cooperstown | RDS.ca
Thierry Bourdeau in Cooperstown for the induction including Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson and the possibility of a return of the Expos.
Link: http://www.rds.ca/videos/baseball/les-expos-et-pedro-a-cooperstown

Riding on a Bus From Montreal to Cooperstown to See Pedro | VICE Sports
A group of almost 100 Expos fans went to Cooperstown to cheer Pedro and to make an appeal to have an MLB team in Montreal again.
Link: https://sports.vice.com/riding-on-a-bus-from-montreal-to-cooperstown-to-see-pedro

ExposNation takes over Cooperstown | CJAD 800
Members of ExposNation gathered in Cooperstown, New York to watch two of their former pitchers be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Link: http://www.cjad.com/cjad-news/2015/07/27/expos-nation-takes-over-cooperstown

Pedro makes Hall of Fame speech | MLB.com
Pedro Martinez speaks in both English and Spanish after being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Link: http://m.mlb.com/pedro-martinez-gets-inducted-into-the-hall-of-fame

Expos fans load bus to Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony | CTV Montreal News
Two busloads full of Montrealers left for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York Saturday morning to witness a big day for Expos fans.
Link: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/expos-fans-load-bus-to-baseball

Matthew Ross: Great weekend for former Expos in Cooperstown | TSN Ottawa Radio
Steve and Chris are joined by Expos Nation Founder Matthew Rossto talk about former Expos Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson going into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Link: http://www.tsn.ca/radio/ottawa-1200/ross-great-weekend

Hall of Fame trip rekindles diamond dream in Montreal | Montreal Gazette
Cooperstown, N.Y., was the perfect setting for the members of ExposNation, who have dreams of Major League Baseball one day returning to Montreal, even if the odds appear stacked against them.
Link: http://montrealgazette.com/sports/baseball

Hip-hop artist Annakin Slayd thinks it’s time for a new Expos music video | Montreal Gazette
Now, 11 years after the Expos played their final game, Slayd thinks it’s time for another Expos music video, but this time looking to the future rather than the past.
Link: http://montrealgazette.com/hip-hop-artist-annakin-slayd-thinks-its-time-for-a-new-expos-music-video

ExposNation well represented in Cooperstown, as former Expos Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson are inducted | Eh Game – Yahoo Sports Canada
That’s four now – Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson enshrined in Cooperstown. For the Expos Nation, a great excuse for a road trip
Link: https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-game/expos-nation-well-represented-in-cooperstown

Expos will be represented well at Hall of Fame – Sportsnet.ca
Pedro Martinez will likely pay homage to the Montreal Expos when he’s officially inducted into the Hall of Fame. However, there are a few other unexpected Montreal connections at the Hall this weekend.
Link: http://www.sportsnet.ca/expos-will-be-represented-well-at-hall-of-fame/

Matthew Ross, ExposNation joins the show on 1013 ESPN | 1013ESPN.com
Matthew Ross, ExposNation joins the show on 1013 ESPN
Link: http://www.1013espn.com/episode/july-27th-hour-2/

Back on the enthronement of Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz. Pedro steals the show. -Frédéric Daigle Canadian Press
Sports fans: Baseball – MLB: Back on the enthronement of Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz. Pedro steals the show. -Frédéric Daigle Canadian Press • 98.5 FM Montreal
Link: http://www.985fm.ca/lecteur/audio/baseball-lmb-retour-sur-l-intronisation-de-pedr-280800.mp3

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