What got cut
(ahh, Cheap Seats…)
In the Washington Nationals team essay (p253, not the back-of-the-book history), between “.. wanted to slap them one last time while they had the chance” and “There were many reasons the team was in such sad shape…” one of the editors of BP2005 cut this:
BPÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own Jonah Keri is a Quebecois, and the most optimistic, happy, and generally pleasant person I’ve ever known in my life. He was a lifelong Expos fan. Year after year, he took the team’s fortunes in stride, laughed at the slings and arrows of outrageous mismanagement. At the end of the season when I tracked him down to talk about the year, I found him staggering through the streets of Montreal, drinking from a giant bottle of cheap, cheap red wine and shouting at passers-by, gesturing at them threateningly with a half-eaten baguette. “You canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t humiliate us fans without having us sneak around with other teams… teams that… that make us feel wanted, like a fan should! I know! (hic) I saw me do it!”
Then he vomited on a mime and punched out a gendarme, but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not important.