Baseball is allegedly thinking of moving the Expos to Boston's Fenway Park for one season in 2003. John Henry is willing to allow the team to infringe on his territorial rights in order to garner the extra revenues:
"This could be a win-win-win for all the parties involved except the 200 season ticket-holders in Montreal," the source said. "The Red Sox get the benefit of the extra revenue, the Expos get a great place to play where people will come out to see them and Boston fans get to see National League baseball again."
Fenway Park only has a capacity of 33,817 and Boston has a metropolitan population of about 5.8 million. Better numbers could be found by sharing Yankees Stadium or by moving to R.F.K., but local ownership would bristle at the suggestion.
So why move to Boston? One answer is in order to help out Selig crony John Henry, who only owns the Red Sox because of Selig's machinations to prevent better offers from gaining approval. Another solution may be the overwhelming demand for national league baseball in Boston since the Braves moved. You choose which is more likely.