In recent years several American sports have put on matches in this side of the pond. While some like American football have held games over here for a while, baseball has lagged behind until now.
While baseball is actually has its roots in Britain (it’s even mentioned in a Jane Austen novel), Major League Baseball has been slow to arrive. But today it does so with two of the biggest sides in the sport: the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees – one of the bitterest rivalries not just in baseball, but in all sport.
In what is the first time a regular season game has been played in all of Europe, it should be a thrilling game, even if you are a neutral – or indeed British.
Boston Red Sox v New York Yankies is on BT Sport 1 from 17.00, with live coverage also on BBC iPlayer.