Up, Up, And Away: The Kid, The Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy Business Of Baseball, An by Jonah KeriUp, Up, And Away: The Kid, The Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy Business Of Baseball, An by Jonah Keri

Up, Up, And Away: The Kid, The Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy…

byJonah Keri

Hardcover | March 25, 2014

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The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri.
     2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team's move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren't dead--not by a long shot. The Expos pinwheel cap is still sported by Montrealers, former fans, and by many more in the US and Canada as a fashion item. Expos loyalists are still spotted at Blue Jays games and wherever the Washington Nationals play (often cheering against them). Every year there are rumours that Montreal--as North America's largest market without a baseball team--could host Major League Baseball again.
     There has never been a major English-language book on the entire franchise history. There also hasn't been a sportswriter as uniquely qualified to tell the whole story, and to make it appeal to baseball fans across Canada AND south of the border. Jonah Keri writes the chief baseball column for Grantland, and routinely makes appearances in Canadian media such as The Jeff Blair Show, Prime Time Sports and Off the Record. The author of the New York Times baseball bestseller The Extra 2% (Ballantine/ESPN Books), Keri is one of the new generation of high-profile sports writers equally facile with sabermetrics and traditional baseball reporting. He has interviewed everyone for this book (EVERYONE: including the ownership that allowed the team to be moved), and fans can expect to hear from just about every player and personality from the Expos' unforgettable 35 years in baseball. Up, Up, and Away is already one of the most anticipated sports books of next year.
  JONAH KERI is a writer for Grantland.com and a contributor to ESPN's Baseball Tonight. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First and the co-author of Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong. He ...
Title:Up, Up, And Away: The Kid, The Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy…Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.48 × 6.39 × 1.42 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307361357

ISBN - 13:9780307361356

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sport writing at its Best I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway Contest. I was really impressed that I got a hard cover copy of the book. I always find it classy when they do that. Although I was never the biggest fan of baseball when I was growing up, I was aware of the Montreal Expos. To me, they were always there. I do not remember a time when they weren't. They were, for a time, the only professional baseball team in Canada. Therefore I was a fan. I really enjoyed this book. As I was reading the book, I could remember the players mentioned. I remembered all the seasons, even the season they should have won it all. I found the book to be well researched. There were a lot of stories that we knew of and plenty that we did not know of. It was not difficult to read. There were some stories that the author spent a lot of time on and others where I felt he could have written more about. Anyone who is interested in the history of baseball, whether it baseball in Canada or in general, I would recommend this book
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trip down memory lane This book was a trip down memory lane. Often funny yet insightful, a great history of the team and the eventual reasons for their demise. Like the author, I didn't get the team logo either. A great read!
Date published: 2014-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expos Insights of what really caused the Expos to leave.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jonah Keri's Expos eh ! Jonah Keri has done it again hitting "Up Up
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read for Spring This was great fun. The Jays have been my team since a snowy day in '77 and I live and die by their success, or lack thereof. But the 'spos were my first, and this brought a lot of flickering black & white memories back. The story is celebratory with elements tragic and wistful. Recommended.
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! My husband is a die-hard Montreal Expos fan and he loved this book. It is well-written and historical references are very interesting and informative.
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nostalgic & Informative As a former Montrealer and big Expos fan I found this book very nice to reminisce about our past heroes & what might have been. It is also very informative about the "behind the scenes" goings-on whether it was about substance abuse or ownership problems.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing tale of a misguided team Amazing book...great read for any baseball fan. If not for a few breaks the Expos would have been the model franchise that others dreamed of being
Date published: 2014-04-16

Editorial Reviews

“A special book that gives an underappreciated time and place in baseball its due.” —Tim Raines “In Up, Up & Away, Jonah Keri has produced a book that is one part history, one part local legend, one part eulogy, and one part letter to a lost love. The Montreal Expos deserved a book, and they deserved this book.” —Bruce Arthur, national sports columnist, National Post“Long gone but it seems like only yesterday. A certain charm attaches to bygone ballparks and ball clubs: Ebbets Field, the St. Louis Browns, the Seattle Pilots—supply your own favorite ghost. But for me, the franchise with the most romance about it is the Montreal Expos. Jonah Keri pays tribute, tells tales, spills beans, and wakes the echoes in this glorious grand chelem of a book.” —John Thorn, Official Historian, Major League Baseball