Had a feeling he would stay true them.
saw an interview with the guy that heads up the HOF on Mike & Mike in the morning on ESPN, he said that they try to have conversations with player and give them input on how they go in, then they make a decision...so I'd say he had some sort of say in the matter.
The thing I found interesting, and what might have had some level of impact on the decision to make him an Expo is that when the franchise moved, they threw out ALL of the existing Expo records...none of that stuff went to Washington with the team...so whoever hit the most HR's as a National is the franchise all time leader....Mike & Mike made the point that if not for Gary Carter there would be no trace that the Expo's ever existed...and the HOF guy was like "That's very true..."....so...I bet that had something to do with it...because if not for Dawson, unless the vets elect Tim Raines and he would happen to go in as an Expo...that's all the Expo's will ever have.
he said that they try to have conversations with player and give them input on how they go in, then they make a decision...so I'd say he had some sort of say in the matter.
From what I've heard thats just a kind gesture by the HOF folks. They put what hat on you they want to. Do a little digging and you will see how Dawson was treated by the Expos Franchise. His book lays it all out there.
*He almost signed with the Yankees instead of the Cubs...
His first 11 (over half) of 21 seasons were with the Expos. He gathered 3 AS appearances, 6 gold gloves, 3 silver slugger awards and ROY honors as well. 6 were in Chicago where he did win his only MVP, had 5 AS appearances, 2 gold gloves and 1 silver slugger. Dawson never had what I would consider HOF seasons (49, 137,.287 was his MVP line), but he was solid for a long time. The numbers added up nicely over a long career. Heck, Luis Gonzalez will probably never get serious HOF consideration, but his big year was 57, 142, .325 and he was only 3rd in MVP voting that year!!! His career numbers are fairly similar to Dawson too.
I have never thought of Dawson as a Cub, always an Expo, but then again I seem to have a little spot in my heart for the Expos (Dawson, Valentine, Cromartie, Oliver, etc). Might be those red, white and blue uniforms (like the Dodgers).