Fans Sound off Over Possibility of Tampa Bay Rays Splitting Season Between Florida and Montreal

Who saw this coming?

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Montreal has been without a baseball team since the Expos packed up and moved to Washington, DC in 2004. Expos fans still exist, though, and they're passionate enough that one MLB team is considering calling Montreal home for half of the year. 

BREAKING: The Tampa Bay Rays have received MLB's permission to explore becoming two-city team: the Tampa Bay area and Montreal, sources tell ESPN. The plan: Play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and finish the season in Montreal. News at ESPN:

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 20, 2019

ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that Tampa Bay got the go-ahead to look into spending half the season in Montreal and the other half at the Tropicana Dome, effectively splitting time between one the most nondescript cities inNorth America in Tampa, and one of the best. (The Rays actually play in St. Petersburg, which is decidedly "okay").

The news, like all news about the formerly hapless (Devil) Rays, has been met with jeers and jokes. 

I wonder if that Tampa dude still thinks I should be fired for making fun of his shitty stadium & crowd

— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 20, 2019

Canadians are so desperate to have the Expos back that they are willing to accept a team with the stench of the Big Guava on them. 

Oh my lord. It’s actually happening.

Sure, it’s a tad wacky, but man oh man this is something ...

Come back home, Expos!!! We’ve missed you!!! Please!!! I believe!!! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 20, 2019

Nate Silver points out that the two-city team might be a logistical mess. There aren't flights between the two locales. 

There aren't even any direct flights between Tampa and Montreal.

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 20, 2019

It looks like baseball could finally be back in Montreal, sort of. 

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