It’s been 15 years since home base was stolen from the Montreal Expos, a franchise that went on to become the Washington Nationals.
On Thursday, the Nationals completed a remarkable postseason run by defeating the heavily-favourited Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series.
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Expos fans were quick to hop on Twitter to celebrate the Nats’ first championship like it were their own.
look at us
hey look at us
look at us
who woulda thought pic.twitter.com/uW5IVixhbq
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 31, 2019
Coincidently, for the first time since the Expos left, the Nationals sported baby-blue Expos uniforms for one game in July, paying tribute to the team that was gobbled up by America’s capital city.
From thanking the city, the fans, former players, and Youppi!, here’s how Montreal Expos fans have been reacting throughout the Twitterverse as #MontealExpos was trending in Canada in the wake of the Nats’ World Series victory.
And indeed, they did! The @Nationals shocked the world, took the trophy to the nation’s capital, and made many Montreal Expos fans happy again! Enjoy guys, you deserve it! #WorldSeries #Nationals #teamwork https://t.co/h2lXMNRP65
— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) October 31, 2019
— Andy Sayegh (@andysayegh) October 31, 2019
Expos finally win! (Just let me have this one) pic.twitter.com/cpA38UUZ98
— Michael Mandel (@bigmikemandel) October 31, 2019
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) October 31, 2019
— Chris Schmelke (@chrisschmelke) October 31, 2019
Montrashington Expotionals did it!!
— WamcoCarter (@WamcoCarter_III) October 31, 2019
The Montreal EXPOS (franchise) wins the #WorldSeries
The Washington Nationals win Game 7 with former Expos player Dave Martinez as their Manager, and Daniel Hudson on the mound (he started the year with the #Jays). ⚾⚾
Congratulations all Round!! pic.twitter.com/ag3D0Hbsz9
— T O R O N T O 🍁 (@Toronto) October 31, 2019
Congratulations to the world champion Montreal Expos
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 31, 2019
Being a life time MONTREAL Expos fan you baseball peeps will understand why screams and tears and smiles are abound at the Coates Castle. Congrats NATIONALS….. so happy for you boys. KC. 🥃💪 pic.twitter.com/LmO8FiOJCE
— Kim Coates (@KimFCoates) October 31, 2019
THE MONTREAL EXPOS HAVE WON THE WORLD SERIES! 🇨🇦
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) October 31, 2019
Quelle bonne nuit de baseball.
And congratulations to #Youppi! too!
— Robin Harris (@RAH_NYC) October 31, 2019
— James Howlett (@Howlett_James_) October 31, 2019
Raise a glass to the 1994 Montreal Expos for the title they might have won #Nationals
— Cavender Campbell (@Cav_0) October 31, 2019
— Shaun Logan (@logan_shaun19) October 31, 2019
Congratulation to the Montreal Expos on their first championship. Magnifique!!! pic.twitter.com/YfWVIieOAm
— Mike Pesca (@pescami) October 31, 2019
— Christopher Arnold (@dreamitnowdoit) October 31, 2019
— Nicole Grubner (@nicolegrubner) October 31, 2019
— Tammy Robinson (@tamrobinson1966) October 31, 2019
Gary Carter is smiling from above. #MontrealExpos
— Лёня (@ethics13) October 31, 2019