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30 January 2014

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up up away sUp, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos was published by Random House Canada on March 25, 2014, coinciding with the 10-year anniversary of the Expos’ move out of Montreal and the 20-year anniversary of the 1994 strike. The paperback with a new afterword was published on March 3, 2015. It is now available in hardcover in the U.S. and Canada; in paperback in the U.S. and Canada; and via iBook.

My book The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First was published on March 8, 2011 and is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, or your local independent bookstore. The e-book is available via Kindle, Nook, or iBook. The audiobook is available on Audible or iTunes. The Extra 2% is a New York Times bestseller.

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  1. 26 February 2014 9:57 am

    Hi Jonah,

    … thank God for you; it’s journalists like you (and jack Todd) who will keep the Expos alive and bring baseball back to Montreal before I die … won’t you? … please?

    … you are, first and foremost, a writer, so I’m surprised you got this one wrong. In your recent column on the NL’s NRI’s, you wrote, “… none of Arizona’s other four projected starters look like no. 1 guys …” when of course you should have written, “… none of Arizona’s other four projected starters looks like a no. 1 guy …”, since the word ‘none’ is short for ‘no one’.

    … on a more superficial note, are you suggesting a sports fan is unlikely to know that a chanticleer is a species of fowl?

    david watts, ret’d
    fredericton, n.b. [canada]
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  2. 24 March 2014 7:24 am

    Hi Jonah,

    Always appreciate the rare Expos voice put there & enjoyed the recent Grantland excerpt.

    Born in 1970, grew up in snowdon on the ’77-84 Expos, before my family moved to Australia. Tonnes of memories of the rf bleachers of the Rogers, Raines, Dawson, Carter era.

    Our grade 6 teacher actually took us to g1 of the Philly series & went to g3 of the LA series w/ my dad.

    Oddly, my class was @ Olympic park (the pool, velodrome on a different excursion) while g5 of the LA series was happening. I remember hearing (unknowingly) the reaction to Monday’s hr while walking outside Le Stade.

    Good luck with the book.

    David Wolff

    • 2 April 2014 4:41 am

      Hi Jonah–can’t wait to read the book. I miss all the sparring we all used to do on the Expos boards way back when (I was insagt1 if you might recall). I was encouraged by the turnout this past weekend that just maybe baseball will return to Montreal. Great tribute to ‘the Kid’. Met him out in SoCal few years back when he was with the A League Flyers. Got a nice photo signed, which now is a wonderful keepsake. MLB needs Montreal. Only this time, if it happens, let’s hope its done right. (I still cannot bring myself to cheer for the Gnats…too painful.
      Thanks for the book.
      Ted Cichanowicz, Rochester NY

      • 2 April 2014 6:31 am

        Thanks Ted! Both Carter and the boards are discussed within the pages of the book. And yes, getting a team back one day would be wonderful.

  3. 5 April 2014 11:56 am

    Good day, thank you for your wonderful book. I was quite young in the Expos early days but I will never forget the cool nights in April and May when I sat with my father along the third base line (his company had season tickets), and the warm summer nights as a member of the Young Expos Club. Needless to say, I was at a loss when they left…

    I would like to bring one tiny error to your attention regarding the French terms on page 58. The French word for “mound” is not “marbre” but “monticule”, the word “marbre” means “home plate”. Thank you again for this book that let’s me revisit a wonderful era of my youth!

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