A really interesting read even if I disagree with alot of it. I think they should have valued in how much the fans care about the teams. The fans haven't cared about the Expos since the strike hit so why would you put them at 1 when the Red Six fans have been through years and years of losing while caring? Overall a great read worth checking out.
With regards to the 'Spos (and I know I've said this before, so I'll keep it short), it's that the fans have been conditioned not to care about them. Believe me, I know, and it's hard for me to still care about them when I'm one of maybe 50 people who do (none of whom work for baseball, save Minaya).
How's having your best season ever, only to have it wiped out entirely?
How's losing - well, you name the star. Chances are he played for the Expos.
Jeffrey Loria, professional wrecking ball.
No home, no impending home, no hope. At least the Red Sox play in Fenway. You tell me where the Expos are going to play next season. I don't know. Neither does MLB, for that matter.
http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/recap/MLB_20060821_OAK@TOR From what I saw on SC: Lilly didn't agree with Gibbons taking him out with an 8-7 lead, and Lilly refused to give up the ball without an argument.