MLB in Montreal a hot topic for Bud Selig

The crowd at Olympic Stadium during the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets exhibition series in...

The crowd at Olympic Stadium during the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets exhibition series in Montreal, March 29 2014. (JOEL LEMAY/QMI Agency)

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MONTREAL - The question was a good one.

We hope it doesn’t become like Jim Hunt’s yearly question to Pete Rozelle at the annual NFL state of the union.

Ol’ Hunt would ask “when is the NFL coming to Toronto?”

With commissioner Bud Selig at the microphone for his annual state of the union, a Toronto columnist asked — although not as loudly as Hunt — during “about baseball returning to Montreal?”

Well, actually the question was “the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets drew 96,000 to Olympic Stadium for two exhibitions; as the owner who brought baseball back to Milwaukee did you find that interesting, did it make an impression?”

Responded Selig: “It did make a big impression. I was impressed. I’ve talked to a lot of people there. They have much work to do but that was very, very impressive. No question in my mind. We certainly in my case have no hard or angry feelings toward Montreal at all. They tried to keep the team there; it’s a long story. I think (the exhibi


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