World Series? How About 9 Reasons the Yankees Might Miss The Playoffs

World Series? How About 9 Reasons the Yankees Might Miss The Playoffs

The London Stadium, home to Premier League club West Ham and the 2012 Olympic Games, is the most likely venue because its pitch "can best accommodate the dimensions of a baseball field", the Mail says.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are nearing an agreement to play a two-game, regular season series in London in June 2019, according to people familiar with the matter. The United Kingdom itself doesn't have much of a baseball history (besides inventing Rounders, the sport's predecessor), but every team in every sport talks these days about expanding its global footprint, and Europe is one logical place to do so.

A London series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees is reportedly closer to being finalized, with a 2019 regular-season series in the works. However, the agreement is said to be close to done.

Major League Baseball has previously played regular-season games in Mexico, Japan and Australia but never in Europe.

The two games will be played on October 21 and 28, while the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks will face off at the soon-to-be-finished Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 14 October.

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An announcement is expected to be made within the next two months.

Assuming plans are finalized, the series will be played at Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 2012 Olympics and is now used for soccer and track and field events.

Officials for Major League Baseball and the teams didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. They may also count as Boston Red Sox home games, according to the speculation. The NFL has held multiple games in London since 2007. Have we forgotten that Houston won the World Series past year? In that instance, it might make it hard for both Ronald Torreyes and Tyler Wade, two super-utility players the Yankees like a great deal, to make the team out of camp.

It's not clear just yet whether or not Wade will be in the starting lineup as the team's Opening Day second baseman come March 29, however his role as a quick, versatile super-utility man will certainly be showcased, regardless if he is an everyday player or not.

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