Before I leave for a week in Bethany Beach, Del., I needed to provide Talkbackers an opportunity to share views about you know what.

Will Bud Selig and his gang actually tell us if they plan to discuss the Montreal Expos' situation at the owners' meeting in Philadelphia next week? I know they won't make a decision, but they indicated last winter this would be wrapped up by last month's All-Star Game.

Patricia Sullivan, (frazzled in Forestville)

You're not the only frazzled Talkbacker. This dance for the Expos has been going on for three years. You'd think Selig and Major League Baseball would at least be close to a decision by now. Some say the delay is part of MLB's strategy on this matter.

Peter Angelos must think he is some kind of feudal lord, co-opting land as far as he can see. He commented on WBAL in Baltimore that "Washington has no real baseball fans." This from a man who has managed to make one-third of his attendance disappear after he bought the team. This is a hostage crisis and must be met with a full economic boycott, as well as a media boycott, including The Post.

Kevin Dowd, Rockville

I don't advocate boycotts; going to baseball games is an individual decision. Coverage of teams is an editorial decision I no longer make. But if I did, I would continue covering the Orioles, even if the Expos came to town. A number of Post readers follow the team.

I have decided to never attend another Orioles game. As a fan, all I can really do is choose not to support Angelos's team. I think there is a general malaise among the casual baseball fan here: We take what they give us. I believe Angelos thinks that he'll take a short-term hit with the Washington fan base, but if he continues to be the only game we'll come back. What a terrible disservice Angelos has done to Washington baseball fans.

Rich Lawson, Annandale

I hope Bud Selig and Peter Angelos read your comments.

I think Washington's baseball history gives Bud Selig cause for concern. Will Washington support a third team? Maybe Selig is weighing our history against cities with no strikes.

Gary Burris, Alexandria

In the 33 years since the Senators left town for Texas, our metro area has had significant growth, with a population of about 4.5 million. But some Washington detractors point to our losing two previous teams.