The first ever Major League Baseball regular season games in Europe were an overwhelming success. The crowds were engaged, creating an atmosphere of friendly rivalry with a buzz of excitement for this new project. The weather was as good as it gets in the UK.
The phrase “the art of pitching” does not seem to belong in sports however, both fans and pitchers alike take great pride in the deliberate and strategic elements of a good pitching performance. If the upcoming London Series is your first exposure to baseball, appreciating the deliberate nature and purpose of each pitch will almost certainly improve your experience!
The first ever MLB London Series takes place this weekend as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox meet in a two-game series at the London Stadium.
Joe and Sam preview the upcoming MLB London Series, discussing the Yankees and Red Sox 2019 campaigns, the decision to bring Major League Baseball to the UK and the ballpark experience.
The Boston Red Sox, like their MLB London Series opponents, are well-known worldwide. While they aren’t quite the financial powerhouse of the Yankees, Boston are still one of the biggest fish in the ocean of world sport.
The New York Yankees are baseball’s most famous franchise, their logo worn on baseball caps around the planet. The Yankees are one of the most valuable sporting organisations on the planet, ranked fifth in the world by Forbes, behind the Dallas Cowboys, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.
Major League Baseball comes to London for its first ever regular season games in the UK this month. The Boston Red Sox will face the New York Yankees in England’s capital, bringing one of sport’s greatest rivalries across the Atlantic for two games.