Baseball: Yer Out!

Baseball says two poor teams have to go. Players wonder if the owners are just playing hardball

It is difficult to make the case that the Montreal Expos would be missed should Major League Baseball shut the team down, as it has all but promised. The Expos themselves have been missing in action, losing about 90 of 162 rencontres each season. They stink in two languages. Not that many Montrealers have noticed--the team averages a league low of fewer than 8,000 fans a game.

That's the best of the worst case for baseball's plan to boot two clubs from the league. Cutting the number of teams to 28 from 30 would eliminate 50 player jobs, not to mention...

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