Tuesday, 26 January 2016

London Calling Major League Baseball


Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says the league could play a regular-season game in London in 2017.

“We are very interested in playing there, and we’re working hard on that one,” Manfred said. “I don’t think it will be an opener because of the weather issues. It would be later in the season.”

Baseball has been looking at the Olympic Stadium in east London as a possible venue. Manfred wouldn’t discuss the possibility of having a high-profile match-up between teams such as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

“We haven’t really settled on teams, and I don’t want to speculate about that,” he said. “Obviously, we want to make as good a first impression in Europe as we possibly can.”

The NFL, NBA and NHL have all played regular-season games in London in recent years.

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