Tim Raines Day drew a crowd of 18,114. I was very touched by Raines' thank you speech to the fans. Although it wasn't the most eloquent speech I've ever heard, it was very genuine and heartfelt. The game that followed was perhaps the wildest game I've ever witnessed in person. The offense problem I mentioned last time disappeared, as the Expos scored in 7 of the 8 innings they came up to bat. The Expos got 18 hits (including 4 homers), drew 6 walks, and got hit twice en-route to scoring 17 runs. What should have been a rout after a 9 run second inning where Juan Rivera homered twice, including a grand slam, became a close win for the Expos. The White Sox got 15 hits, drew 7 walks, and also got hit twice en-route to scoring 14 runs. As you can see the pitching was horrible, every pitcher except the Japanese Takatsu Shingo (Mr. Zero) was involved in giving up a run. I should note that I thought Takatsu's throwing motion was very cool. It was a very interesting game to watch.
Record of the Expos when I'm in attendance: 2-3
Notes to self:
- Finish QSDA meeting minutes
- Buy a Hamilton Tiger-Cats cap