This weekend the New York Yankees will face off with the Boston Red Sox from London, England. This is historical and monumental for Major League Baseball. This with that in mind we look at three reasons why Yankees-Red Sox was the perfect choice for the London series.
Historical Narrative (aka The Rivalry)
The New York Yankees versus the Boston Red Sox dates back to the early 1900s. The rivalry spawned from the sale of a “fat” left-handed pitcher name Ruth for $125,000. This is a rivalry that has spanned a couple of centuries. The history between the two clubs has been some of the most intense in all of baseball history. And while the game of baseball is known, there is no better showcase of the game’s history (in this Yankee fans opinion), than Yankees versus Red Sox. And just as a throw-in, the interlocking NY logo is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world even outside of sports. So even if nothing else MLB can sell a ton of merchandise.
When it comes to Yankees versus Red Sox, the four-hour long marathons draw interest. Think about the ratings that are received during September and October games between these clubs. All eyes are on are the boys from Beantown and the Bronx Bombers. Now factor in the five hour time difference from the East Coast of the United States and London, England. It will be imperative for Major League Baseball to hype up this series to further expand their global reach. This is where pitting these two clubs against each other makes the most sense. And getting a Sunday morning dose of this rivalry will be an effective way to jolt your morning.
This week I would be informed that the home run distance to straightaway centerfield was all of 385 feet. These cozy confines will undoubtedly get plastered by the big boppers on both sides. Imagine Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, Luke Voit, JD Martinez, Mookie Betts, and Gleyber Torres all being able to mash baseballs in a tiny ballpark. The offensive friendly confines of both Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park will look like the colossal Oakland A’s Colosseum or T-Mobile Park (fka Safeco Field) in Seattle. The offense from these two incredible offenses should go up this weekend. So if you have Red Sox or Yankee pitchers on your fantasy teams swap them this weekend. Because these two teams will mash this weekend.