Another shot of nostalgia is on its way to the city this spring as Major League Baseball returns to Montreal for a tilt between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Milwaukee Brewers for two preseason games in March.
For the sixth consecutive year, baseball will return to the former home of the Montreal Expos as the Blue Jays use the domestic trip as a final tune-up before their 2019 season.
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Besides giving a hero’s welcome to Jays’ catcher and Montreal native, Russell Martin, locals might even have the chance to catch the potential 2018 World Series champions.
MLB’s Championship Series (the semi-finals) started last week and the Brewers remain as one of the final four teams left standing in baseball as they duel the Los Angeles Dodgers for a National League pennant while the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox duke it out in the American League.
It’s been 14 years since our beloved Expos stole home and moved to Washington and Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has been flooded with Expos fans ever since the Jays started playing spring training games there in 2013.
Likewise with the Expos, the Milwaukee Brewers, an expansion team from 1970, have never won a World Series championship.
For years there have been rumblings about Major League Baseball making a triumphant return to La Belle Province but until then, iron off that old Expos jersey and get ready to devour some hot dogs, slam some seats, and chant ‘Olé, Olé, Olé’ at the Big O while cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tickets for the two-game series go on sale Friday, October 19 at 12 pm.
Blue Jays at the Olympic Stadium
When: March 25 and 26
Where: Olympic Stadium
Tickets: On sale October 19 at 12 pm