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So, seeing the current board logo has made me consider a question...
now, I know each color of the logo represents a different letter, and that the "b" in blue is for baseball, and the "e" in red is for "expo," but what the heck is the white supposed to be?
I tried to find the answer on the mlb site, but they proved to be no help, so I turn to you, brilliant wieners, and seek your wise counsel. Thanks in advance!



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I don't speak French, but my understanding of it is Montreal Expos le Baseball, or something like that.



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I think technically it was an "elB" for "Everybody Loves Baseball", which is mildly ironic given that we're talking about Montreal...



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.65
    Originally posted by Evil Buddha
    So, seeing the current board logo has made me consider a question...
    now, I know each color of the logo represents a different letter, and that the "b" in blue is for baseball, and the "e" in red is for "expo," but what the heck is the white supposed to be?
    I tried to find the answer on the mlb site, but they proved to be no help, so I turn to you, brilliant wieners, and seek your wise counsel. Thanks in advance!
I get this all the time.

The white is an "M" and the "e" and "b" are on top of it.

(DISCLAIMER: This may not be right, but it's what I grew up with)



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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
It is EMB: "Expos de Montréal Baseball"

edit: just did a search, and some unofficial site says:

"There's an M, an E and a B, and they stand for "É"quipe (de) "B"aseball (de) "M"ontréal. It's all french for Montreal's Baseball Team, it's as simple as that.. Or then again, maybe it's not."

Équipe makes sense, although I had grown up confident the E was for Expos.


(edited by The Goon on 5.4.04 1120)
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    It is EMB: "Expos de Montréal Baseball"

    edit: just did a search, and some unofficial site says:

    "There's an M, an E and a B, and they stand for "É"quipe (de) "B"aseball (de) "M"ontréal. It's all french for Montreal's Baseball Team, it's as simple as that.. Or then again, maybe it's not."

    Équipe makes sense, although I had grown up confident the E was for Expos.


    (edited by The Goon on 5.4.04 1120)


Hmmmm... http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com says it's Expos de Montréal Baseball. Baseball in French is Baseball

They picked the LOGO after they rejected the name Voyageurs in favor of Expos (because Expo 67 had just finished up)



(edited by AWArulz on 5.4.04 1456)


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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    They picked the LOGO after they rejected the name Voyageurs in favor of Expos (because Expo 67 had just finished up)
The first in a series of bad decisions involving baseball in Montreal.



We stopped pretending we would ratify Kyoto. We only spent $15 billion on AIDS in Africa. We did not take dictation from Paris. If we had done these things, it would minimize the world’s anger.

Is the world angry at Russia, which spends nothing on AIDS and rebuffed Kyoto? Is the world angry at China, which got a pass on Kyoto and spends nothing on AIDS for other countries?

Is the world angry at North Korea for killings its people? Angry at Iran for smothering that vibrant nation with corrupt and thuggish mullocracy? Angry at Syria for occupying Lebanon? Angry at Saudi Arabia for its denial of women’s rights? Angry at Russia for corrupt elections? Is the world angry at China for threatening Taiwan, or angry at France for joining the Chinese in joint military exercises that threatened the island on the eve of an election? Is the world angry at Zimbabwe for stealing land and starving people? Is the world angry at Pakistan for selling nuclear secrets? Is the world angry at Libya for having an NBC program?

Is the world angry at the thugs of Fallujah?

Is the world angry at anyone besides America and Israel?

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I remember for years thinking the old Brewers logo was simply a ball and glove. Then one day, out of the blue, I noticed the "M" and the "B" parts and uttered a very Keanu Reeves-like "Whoa".
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
    Originally posted by dwaters
    I remember for years thinking the old Brewers logo was simply a ball and glove. Then one day, out of the blue, I noticed the "M" and the "B" parts and uttered a very Keanu Reeves-like "Whoa".


That's like the first time I saw the "H" in the old Hartford Whalers logo. It blew my mind.
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But I still haven't found the "E" in the WWE logo...

Feel free to throw things and make fun of me.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56

    I think technically it was an "elB" for "Everybody Loves Baseball", which is mildly ironic given that we're talking about Montreal...


20 years ago, Montreal had some of the most committed and loving fans in baseball. Hell, even ten years ago, they had an outstanding fan base.

Then came the strike and the ruination of best team in Expos history, one that was definitely a pennant contender. The fans never really recovered from that and the subsequent fire sale of Pedro, Walker, Wetteland, Alou, etc. Combine that with the idiotic ownership of Jeffrey Loria and it was baseball that failed Montreal, not the Expos fans failing their team.




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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
    Originally posted by estragand
    But I still haven't found the "E" in the WWE logo...

    Feel free to throw things and make fun of me.


Turn the logo clockwise 90 degrees.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
    Originally posted by dwaters
    I remember for years thinking the old Brewers logo was simply a ball and glove. Then one day, out of the blue, I noticed the "M" and the "B" parts and uttered a very Keanu Reeves-like "Whoa".



(Courtesy the History section of MilwaukeeBrewers.com)


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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
    Originally posted by The Goon
    Turn the logo clockwise 90 degrees.

Ehh...I was hoping that wasn't the solution.

(edited by estragand on 6.4.04 1016)


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