Fancy some fish and chips, minus the fish and the chips? What we meant was, fancy a trip to London to watch the Mets play? If so, you’re in luck!
League commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed today that next season the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will play a two-game series in London!
“We think our game is at its best when we have traditional rivals playing and we want to show the fans here in London the very best form of baseball,” said Manfred.
This won’t be the first time MLB played a game overseas either–the first time MLB took to the British capital was back in 2019 when the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox.
And don’t worry Yankees fans, you may have your chance to watch your team play overseas as well as they’re lobbying to play in Paris in 2025. Though the league has yet to confirm this, a 2025 MLB game in Paris was reportedly part of last year’s collective bargaining agreement.
“We are in the process of working on Paris in 2025. We’re not at the point where we’re going to make a commitment or make a formal announcement but it is in the planning stages and was part of the general program that was laid out in the basic agreement,” said Manfred.
Be sure to say hello to our friends over in London while you’re at it, and find some more ideas of what to do when you’re abroad here.