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Maybe by then they’ll be helping build Camden Yards II in Baltimore.

After the November owners meeting, baseball commissioner Bud Selig told reporters that the two-game series between the Blue Jays and Mets was “wonderful” and added that Blue Jays president “Paul Beeston and I had a conversation, and I think it’s great, I really do.”

Selig went on to say that he was “paying close attention to it.”

Are you listening, politicians in Tampa-St. Pete and Oakland-San Jose? You hear that? That’s the sound of a stalking horse to threaten to move your baseball teams if you don’t deliver on new ballparks — and any other city in the next 20 years that may determine it’s time for a new home.

We’re not far away from another wave of ballpark construction — the Braves are leaving their ballpark, built for the 1996 Olympics and opening in 1997, for a new ballpark in the suburbs.

Selig also told reporters that, “Listen, this comes from them, not from us. … We don’t have any clubs moving and we certainly don’t have any expansion plans. I give them a lot of credit, there are people up there who really believe in this and good for them. I think it’s great.”

Don’t be fools. Baseball isn’t moving a team to Montreal.

The ballpark costs would be beyond prohibitive there — and, if we are talking long into the future, a cost figure that we can’t even come close to predicting.

And you’ll have to pay for the whole thing — every penny. You’ll have to do what Washington did to take your team — make baseball an offer it couldn’t refuse. For Washington, that was a $600 million fully financed ballpark agreement back in 2005.

I know that Montreal is a different city economically than it was during the dark, final years of the Expos. But this is a financial commitment that usually accompanies an entity or venture that is absolutely vital to the city — part of its fabric.

Despite the history of baseball in Montreal — the minor league Montreal Royals, where Jackie Robinson played, and the good years of the Expos in the 1980s — and despite the circumstances that helped ruin the franchise, such as the 1994 baseball strike and poor ownership, baseball is not the national pastime. It’s not a body part of the city.

Those circumstances and poor ownership don’t explain the invisibility of the team on the city landscape in those final years. You could walk the city for blocks and not find any evidence there was a major league baseball team in the city. It wasn’t unusual to ask a cab driver about the Expos and him have no clue what you were talking about.

I say all this because I care. Montreal, you are about to embark on a painful, lengthy process that will only end in heartbreak.

You don’t need that. You’re Montreal.

Thom Loverro is co-host of “The Sports Fix,” noon to 2 p.m. daily on ESPN 980 radio and