This week, I decided to interview one of my good friends, Emily Pugh, on her experience at The London Series last year. She takes us through some of the high points of the game, in-game entertainment, and much more! Hope you enjoy and you can follow Emily on Instagram!
Q: What was your favorite part about the experience?
A: The whole trip was incredible and made for some great memories.
Q: Least favorite part?
A: The time difference was hard to adjust to! It was very hot too – we were honestly melting inside the stadium during the game.
Q: Where was there room for improvements (in-game entertainment, pre-game activities, etc.)?
A: The game operations aspect of the game was actually really cool. They incorporated a few classics like a legends race, but their twist on it was English people with a Freddie Mercury. I don’t see London having a league or team anytime soon, but the city showed up and showed out. The anthems were very cool to experience over there (with the huge flags on the field). The night before the game, there was an event called ‘Night on the Tower’ at the Tower of London that was super special and a really neat thing to be a part of. They had beer specially brewed and canned just for the event and fans of both teams were intermingling. It was super cute. We all received London baseballs as a party favor, too.
Q: What city should MLB consider having a series in next?
A: If the MLB were to try another exotic place, it could be really cool to see in Australia. I think… I’d totally go.
Q: How do you feel about this year’s series being postponed as a Cardinals fan?
A: I was super stoked about this year being the Cardinals and Cubs, so I was bummed it got canceled, but it makes a lot of sense. Hopefully next year it’ll work out.