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Could the Cardinals play in London? - A Hunt and Peck

Just a series across the pond.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball is often speaking of expanding its audience. One way it has been working towards has been by bringing teams to different countries for a series. There has been games in Australia, Mexico, and earlier this offseason there was an exhibition series in Japan. This year the Red Sox and Yankees will play in London’s Olympic Stadium. It is a lovely goal and one MLB looks to continue efforts towards. The most recent discussion appears to feature a potential series showcasing the Cardinals and Cubs in London as soon as 2020. Per the Associated Press:

Two people familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is considering one of two matchups for its 2020 series in London: New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals or Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcements had been authorized. An announcement is expected after opening day this year.

While this could possibly take a home game away from the teams, it is also an opportunity for MLB and the teams to showcase themselves in front of a global audience. Also, the players get to visit London and that seems fun.

We should know more soon!

AP sources: Mets-Nats or Cubs-Cards for London in 2020 |

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