Rob Manfred, baseball’s new commissioner, is taking over from Bud Selig. He has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998. Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times


In an interview published in the New York Times, the new commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred, said that Quebec fans have shown their commitment to baseball by appearing in large numbers at the Olympic Stadium in April for two preseason games Blue Jays Toronto.

Even if he does not see any expansion projects in its short-term crystal ball, Manfred argues that those who dream of returning Expos have attracted the attention of baseball. “Montreal has helped his candidacy with the support that has been shown during Blue Jays games. It is difficult to ignore such a demonstration for drive parts. Montreal is a great city and with good conditions and a good site for a stadium, it could be possible. »

In April, more than 96 000 people passed through the turnstiles of Stadium to attend both meetings. This success has prompted the organizers to invite again the Blue Jays, who will contest both parties face the Cincinnati Reds in early April. More than 65,000 tickets have already been sold.

Manfred officially took office Sunday, becoming the tenth Commissioner of baseball history. He succeeded Bud Selig, who held the seat for 22 years.

Expos left Montreal after the 2004 season to become the Washington Nationals.
Source: New York Times<