Jenna and I attended one of the last Expos' games at Olympic Stadium in September 2004, when the Phillies were trying to overtake the Astros for the NL Wild Card. The paid attendance for the game was 12,382 - although I'd seriously challenge the accuracy of this number.
A few dozen fans held a protest outside the stadium before the game, even though it was a foregone conclusion the Expos were leaving Montreal. The game day atmosphere inside the dome was dreary. It was like a poorly attended, poorly lit JV baseketball game. The thing that bothered me the most was that there was probably some kid there, some die-hard Expos fan who had an Expos binder with all his Expos cards, and his team was leaving. I hope this kid is rooting for the Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman now.
However, I hope the Phils pummel his team this weekend and I'd like to see Zimmerman go 0 for 16. Sorry kid.