The London Series proved that British commentary makes everything better
There was plenty to like about this weekend's London Series games between the Red Sox and Yankees. For starters, baseball in the morning is truly a delight. We also got to see some die-hard fans from all over the world. On top of all that, the games were absolutely bonkers.
But baseball in London would not be complete without some classic British commentary. Fortunately, enterprising viewers captured some of the best work from across the pond.
A Reddit user compiled a highlight reel from the first game. The call of the game-ending double play at 4:30 is exquisite.
DJ LeMahieu's ground-rule double in the seventh inning of Sunday's game offered an opportunity to blend an introduction to the rules of the game with an exciting, high-energy call.
The broadcast really liked Didi Gregorius -- and for good reason -- and fully captured the difficulty of making a barehanded play.
The crowning achievement of the broadcast clearly came in the eighth inning when Didi "walloped" a ball into the stands, sparking an extended appreciation of the Yankees' shortstop:
Hungry for more British baseball commentary? Do you breathe? Here's an extended highlight reel from the second game:
Even though MLB won't return to London until next season, here's to hoping we won't have to wait that long to hear the game called with a British accent.
Eric Chesterton is a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.