Maybe we can leave both teams over there?
Major League Baseball intends to announce next week the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no public comments had been authorized.
Boston will be the home team for both of MLB’s first regular-season games in Europe.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan scheduled a news conference for Tuesday with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred but did not announce the subject matter.
The games will take place in the Olympic Stadium, where West Ham United currently plays. Apparently it’s better suited for baseball because the track around the soccer field provides extra room for ballpark conversion.
This will be the first time Major League Baseball has held a regular season game in Europe. The only prior games played outside of the U.S. or Canada were in Japan, Mexico, and Australia.
The NFL plays regularly in London and your Philadelphia 76ers went over there just a few months ago. The NHL opened the 2007 regular season with a pair of games between the Kings and Ducks at the O2 Arena:
So next year we’ll complete the sweep of the “four major North American sports” holding regular season games in London.
The question now, is what do we get in return?
It’s only reasonable that we get a Premier League game on the east coast, and not some crap teams. I want Liverpool vs. Everton at Lincoln Financial Field, but we’ll probably get stuck with Swansea vs. Watford in New York or something.