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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

District Said to Be In Front for Expos

The Washington Times picks up and runs with a comment made by John Alevizos, the man who wanted to move the Expos to Connecticut. Alevizos says that Jerry Reinsdorf told him that MLB's relocation committee had narrowed the potential destinations for the Expos to Washington, Las Vegas and Monterrey, Mexico, and that Washington was the front-runner. A spokesman for Reinsdorf denied that he had identified Washington as the favorite.

Gabe Paul Jr., head of northern Virginia's relocation bid, said no one from MLB had told him that his area had been eliminated from consideration. He also declined to say where a northern Virginia club would play, since all of the leading sites have encountered considerable local opposition.

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