Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Could Follow NFL to London

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The series would be played at London Stadium, the main facility for the 2012 Olympics, said the people, who asked not to be named because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

According to the Associated Press and Bloomberg, MLB is close to finalizing a deal that would see the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees play a two-game, regular-season series in London in 2019.

Major League Baseball (MLB) could follow the NFL and National Basketball Association by hosting regular-season matches in London. That would bring one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports across the pond for display on the global level. However, the agreement is said to be close to done.

The MLB, meanwhile, has held games in Japan, Australia and Mexico, but has yet to venture to London. The games would take place on those two dates due to the stadium hosting Premier League games before and then needing to be prepared for track and field after the dates.

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Well Major League Baseball is reportedly planning a trans-Atlantic trip of its own, only Rob Manfred and company aren't pulling any punches on scheduling.

The fact that the Yankees and Red Sox are apparently interested in sacrificing lucrative home games against their respective biggest rival seems to demonstrate just how much value the teams see in building their brand in London.

Major League Baseball games set for 2018-2021 in Asia, London, and Mexico were previously announced as part of the newest five-year collective bargaining agreement, signifying the sport's intent to make a more aggressive worldwide push.

Alex Rodriguez thinks the New York Yankees' "breathtaking" offense could break records this season. Of the two teams, NY added a huge bat to their lineup with former Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, making them stronger favorites to win the World Series in 2018. 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.

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