Move over Cricket, Baseball is coming to London
The Boston Red Sox & New York YankeesA *reportedly* close to a deal that would bring the teams to London for a two-game series in 2019.
WHY THIS IS HISTORIC
The Yanks are Coming
- This would be the first MLB game ever played in Europe.
- Each player would receive a $60K bonus for participating.
- MLB has previously played in Japan, Australia & Mexico.
- Commissioner Rob Manfred has expressed a desire to play games in London, this series would lay groundwork for an annual return.
Field Of Dreams
The series is expected to take place at London’s Olympic Park.
The MLB did host a Home Run Derby last year in London’s Hyde Park.
ROOT, ROOT, ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM?
Who Will the Brits Cheer For?
Baseball’s Biggest Rivalry: A Tough Choice
The Yanks whose slang moniker may not sit well with those still sore over the Revolutionary War.
Boston a city that still revels in the Tea Party that got the war started.
Is baseball in London a good business decision? Despite losing money there for the last decade, the NFL says “yes”. Here’s why:
- Report: Yankees-Red Sox Regular-Season Series in London Likely for 2019
- MLB chief Manfred eyes games in Europe by 2019: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-baseball-mlb-manfred-idUSKCN18E2UB
- NFL games in London sell out every time, but still lose money: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/ct-nfl-games-in-london-lose-money-20160929-story.html
by Jenna Lee,