Andre Dawson’s Jersey Deserves To Be Hanging Somewhere!!!
Prior to shutting down their operations and moving to Washington DC to be renamed the Washington Nationals, the Montreal Expos had retired Andre Dawson’s #10 jersey. A special honor held for baseball’s elite players, this gesture by the team showed just how much Dawson meant to the team over the course of his 11 seasons North of the border.
While this was a very special acknowledgement, the lasting impact of it faded quickly. When the Expos became the Nationals back in 2005 they put the three retired Expos numbers right back into the available list of numbers that a player could select.
Overnight, the tributes to the three greatest Expos players of All-time vanished – no more tributes to Andre Dawson or Gary Carter or Tim Raines. What a terrible way to erase the impact these three players had on that franchise.
While Dawson’s greatest single season came as a member of the Chicago Cubs, he had his greatest successes while playing in Montreal. And although I would personally love to see it, I doubt that Andre’s 6 years in Chicago or 2 years in Boston or 2 years in Florida are enough to get his number retired by any of those teams.
This whole thing is a shame, and it’s terrible that what ‘The Hawk’ did for the Expos has basically been erased.
Could the Marlins?? Would the Marlins??