6/29 British Invasion

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Our Sox and the Yanks take on the Brits yet again. In this case though, my enemy's enemy is not our friend. We destroy the Yanks too.
Starting this thread early so we can post British Invasion (Anything 1964-1972) stuff all day (and yeah, jerk, I'm aware it was "them" coming "here".... but this crazy world doesn't make sense, doesn't it?)
Hey... also... I can't seem to post from my phone even though it says I'm signed it.

 

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I got to London yesterday. Based on my unscientific study and SSS, there is a lot more Sox gear than MFY gear in town. Hopefully, that holds true in the stadium.
 

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I got to London yesterday. Based on my unscientific study and SSS, there is a lot more Sox gear than MFY gear in town. Hopefully, that holds true in the stadium.
My wife and I have been on European vacations this year and last and I swear it was the opposite, like 5 to 1 in favor of the swastika similar hat. Now, if one were to ask, I think a lot of them don’t know whether it’s a NYY hat their wearing or a New York Zoo hat, or something else. Still, I was surprised, especially since we won it fucking all last year. What you’re seeing is more real fans though, right? Whichever, go USA (in Paris). Go Sox, in London.

Hope it’s a great experience, Preach.
 

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My wife and I have been on European vacations this year and last and I swear it was the opposite, like 5 to 1 in favor of the swastika similar hat. Now, if one were to ask, I think a lot of them don’t know whether it’s a NYY hat their wearing or a New York Zoo hat, or something else. Still, I was surprised, especially since we won it fucking all last year. What you’re seeing is more real fans though, right? Whichever, go USA (in Paris). Go Sox, in London.

Hope it’s a great experience, Preach.
You see way more NY hats in Europe than Boston hats. It's a fashion thing. People go to NYC on vacation and buy one. 3/4 (or more) couldn't tell you the name of one player on the team.

I'll be there on Sunday...I'm debating wearing my "Jesus hates the Yankees" t-shirt.
 

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You see way more NY hats in Europe than Boston hats. It's a fashion thing. People go to NYC on vacation and buy one. 3/4 (or more) couldn't tell you the name of one player on the team.

I'll be there on Sunday...I'm debating wearing my "Jesus hates the Yankees" t-shirt.
I dunno... some of the more pious Brits may get a little... cross... with you.
 

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I'm pretty sure actual Sox fans outnumber MFY this side of the Atlantic. Good few of us in the Stadium this afternoon. I'd upload photos but too big :( .
 

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My wife and I have been on European vacations this year and last and I swear it was the opposite, like 5 to 1 in favor of the swastika similar hat. Now, if one were to ask, I think a lot of them don’t know whether it’s a NYY hat their wearing or a New York Zoo hat, or something else. Still, I was surprised, especially since we won it fucking all last year. What you’re seeing is more real fans though, right? Whichever, go USA (in Paris). Go Sox, in London.

Hope it’s a great experience, Preach.
I’ve lived in Europe the last two years and you generally do see a lot more MFY hats/gear around the continent. However, last night and today, I’ve seen much more Sox hats/gear in London than Yanks stuff. I was in Liverpool before here and Belfast prior to that and same story. I’m assuming a lot of people going to the game came over early and are making a UK/European vacation out of it.
 

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I’ve lived in Europe the last two years and you generally do see a lot more MFY hats/gear around the continent. However, last night and today, I’ve seen much more Sox hats/gear in London than Yanks stuff. I was in Liverpool before here and Belfast prior to that and same story. I’m assuming a lot of people going to the game came over early and are making a UK/European vacation out of it.
That's exactly what I'm doing. Paris and Amsterdam after the games this weekend. I've seen a good mix of both hats, but noticed that most of the NY hat wearers were speaking a different language, which seems to mesh with the "vacation in NYC" idea. Although I did see a guy in a Brett Gardner shirt at the Harry Potter Studio tour. I stinkeyed him as etiquette demands.
 

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That's exactly what I'm doing. Paris and Amsterdam after the games this weekend. I've seen a good mix of both hats, but noticed that most of the NY hat wearers were speaking a different language, which seems to mesh with the "vacation in NYC" idea. Although I did see a guy in a Brett Gardner shirt at the Harry Potter Studio tour. I stinkeyed him as etiquette demands.
Brett Gardner? Ugh. Of all the current Yankees, the dude got a Brett Gardner shirt? Had to have been a gag gift.
 

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That's exactly what I'm doing. Paris and Amsterdam after the games this weekend. I've seen a good mix of both hats, but noticed that most of the NY hat wearers were speaking a different language, which seems to mesh with the "vacation in NYC" idea. Although I did see a guy in a Brett Gardner shirt at the Harry Potter Studio tour. I stinkeyed him as etiquette demands.
Was he holding a broom?
 

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Greenwood sports pub in London for US game tonight. Sox game tomorrow. Amsterdam sunday!
 

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Great arrangement and stellar backing band featuring the great Ronnie Wood and the late, great Ian McLagan.
I got to catch Ian a few times here in ATX before he died. What a fucking treasure!
 

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I got to catch Ian a few times here in ATX before he died. What a fucking treasure!
I didn't realize you lived in Austin, his adopted hometown. You must have seen him at Lucky's. I'm jealous, but I did get to see him at Johnny D's in Cambridge about a month before his tragic passing. It was easily one of the best nights out I've ever experienced. Tiny place, sitting 10 feet from Mac with some of my dearest friends as he regaled us with stories and played all those sublime tunes that we love so much. He was in such fine form and mood, it made his death just weeks later all the more shocking.

Mac was a gent. He was all too beautiful a soul. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried when I heard of his passing. It was a tremendous loss for the music world, depriving us of another in a dying breed of great old-school British entertainers. The single best rock autobiography I've ever read, and I've read so many it's embarrassing, was Mac's. If you haven't read "All The Rage", and you care about rock music even a little bit, stop what you're doing and buy it right now.

 

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I didn't realize you lived in Austin, his adopted hometown. You must have seen him at Lucky's. I'm jealous, but I did get to see him at Johnny D's in Cambridge about a month before his tragic passing. It was easily one of the best nights out I've ever experienced. Tiny place, sitting 10 feet from Mac with some of my dearest friends as he regaled us with stories and played all those sublime tunes that we love so much. He was in such fine form and mood, it made his death just weeks later all the more shocking.

Mac was a gent. He was all too beautiful a soul. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried when I heard of his passing. It was a tremendous loss for the music world, depriving us of another in a dying breed of great old-school British entertainers. The single best rock autobiography I've ever read, and I've read so many it's embarrassing, was Mac's. If you haven't read "All The Rage", and you care about rock music even a little bit, stop what you're doing and buy it right now.

Wow. Great story.... and I'm checking that book out now. Great recommendation!
Yeah, caught him at Luckys at few times- he played at the Sahara (East Austin dive bar- my band plays there often) which I can walk around the corner to get to.
 

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That's exactly what I'm doing. Paris and Amsterdam after the games this weekend. I've seen a good mix of both hats, but noticed that most of the NY hat wearers were speaking a different language, which seems to mesh with the "vacation in NYC" idea. Although I did see a guy in a Brett Gardner shirt at the Harry Potter Studio tour. I stinkeyed him as etiquette demands.
We did the studio tour yesterday as well. Saw quite a few Sox hats. Didn’t see the guy in the Gardner shirt.
 

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Too bad we have to face Tanaka. He’s one of the few Yankees I like. Counting on our lefties to get some hits.
 

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Checking back in before heading to the stadium in about an hour. Aside from my Gardner run-in, I don't think I've seen anyone wearing Yankees gear beyond a hat, whereas I've been seeing people all day wearing the full Sox regalia. Lots of "Go Sox" comments as we pass.

Although yesterday while wearing a Patriots t-shirt I was audibly booed by a guy in a Texans t-shirt, so that was kinda fun.
 

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Checking back in before heading to the stadium in about an hour. Aside from my Gardner run-in, I don't think I've seen anyone wearing Yankees gear beyond a hat, whereas I've been seeing people all day wearing the full Sox regalia. Lots of "Go Sox" comments as we pass.

Although yesterday while wearing a Patriots t-shirt I was audibly booed by a guy in a Texans t-shirt, so that was kinda fun.
Same thing on my end. We got here Thursday morning and we've definitely seen more Sox fans than Yankees fans. Though a colleague from work who is also here says he's seen the opposite.
 

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Anyone want to start a betting pool on who will hit the first MLB HR in the UK? You know there''s going to be at least 5 HR's by each team over the series.....
My guess is Judge for first HR... but I want it to be Mookie
 

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Bloomberg has some cautionary notes from a Brit:

When the NFL and National Basketball Association bring regular season games to the U.K., they secure blanket media coverage. Even in the past week, when you might expect there to be significantly more baseball coverage, Google Trends reveals there’s been far more British interest in the NBA and NFL than MLB.

Baseball’s at a disadvantage. Britons have gotten used to the circus that the NFL brings to town. It’s how we’ve come to understand American sports: Regent Street bedecked in NFL bunting; cheerleaders posing with the Mayor of London; the players doing a week of press. Baseball offers a more stolid form of entertainment that doesn’t lend itself to hoopla as readily.

And while an NFL side has just 16 regular season games, a baseball team plays 162 times. That means they simply can’t be in London a week in advance to help build the hype: their schedule doesn’t allow it. The Yankees played at home to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, while the Red Sox hosted the Chicago White Sox. The weekend's London games will draw crowds, but the city is not consumed with baseball fever in the same way it is when the NFL's in town.
 

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Just woke to find out that the game is blacked out to MLB.TV subscribers and I’m on vacation in a place that doesn’t have a TV. This sucks.
Anyone know if there is another way to watch?
 

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Just woke to find out that the game is blacked out to MLB.TV subscribers and I’m on vacation in a place that doesn’t have a TV. This sucks.
Anyone know if there is another way to watch?
https://www.reddit.com/r/MLBStreams/

Many choices beneath after you click on the "Game Thread." Last year, Bilasport was the best but it froze up for me within seconds multiple times during a couple of games this week. This one was solid for several innings in the Barnes meltdown game: AdelaideAndre. More often than not, I have to keep trying different ones when I have to watch that way. Good Luck.