Posted: Wed 17th Apr 2024

New video shows Wrexham AFC chairman “Baseball-izing” Football Game ahead of MLB World Tour

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

In anticipation of the MLB World Tour: London Series, Major League Baseball and Rob McElhenney’s More Better Industries have teamed up to show the U.K. what America’s Favorite Pastime, Baseball, is all about.

In a new video released today, Wrexham AFC Co-Chairman and Philadelphia Phillies fan Rob McElhenney embraces the cultural differences between the two nations’ fanbases and “baseball-izes” the Welsh Football Club’s game to hilarious results.

“I didn’t know the first thing about football,” McElhenney said, expressing his gratitude for the generosity shown to him by the Wrexham community, which taught him about The Beautiful Game.

He added: “It’s a childhood dream to partner with Major League Baseball and share my love of America’s Favorite Pastime with the world.”

Ben Ladkin, Managing Director MLB Europe said, “Rob and his team at More Better understand true fandom and how the universal stories that come from the love of sport can translate across oceans and cultures.

“We look forward to seeing all the different types of fans come together this June to experience the excitement of the games, and we look forward to continuing to tell those stories together in the future.”

The MLB World Tour: London Series takes place on June 8 – 9, when the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies play a two-game series at London Stadium. Tickets are available now at MLB.com

The London Series is part of the MLB World Tour, created to bring Major League teams and players to a global fan base.

It is the league’s and the MLBPA’s largest international plan, featuring as many as 24 regular-season games and as many as 16 exhibition games played in Asia, Europe, Mexico and Latin America through the 2026 season.

The MLB World Tour: London Series takes place on June 8 – 9, when the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies play a two-game series at London Stadium. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.



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