LONDON (AP) — High cheese comes to the land of high tea on Saturday.
When Boston’s Rick Porcello throws the first pitch to the New York Yankees at Olympic Stadium, the national pastime of the onetime colony will try to plant itself in the mother country.
After looking at the cozy distance — 385 feet to center with a 16-foot wall — Yankees and Red Sox batters hope to run up some cricket-like scoring totals, perhaps even shattering the famous triangular light banks.
“Hopefully, we’ll poke a couple out,” Yankees slugger Aaron Judge said Friday, smiling after batting practice on a sunny afternoon. “It flies pretty well. It got good carry.”
The teams arrived