Major League Baseball has announced the first-ever regular season games to be played in Europe - and they chose the best rivalry to highlight.

For two game series, June 29th & 30th 2019, the Yankees and Red Sox will battle eachother at London's Olympic Stadium.

According to ESPN, MLB will officially announce the games and all details some time next week.

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MLB has already done games in Mexico and Japan, but this will be the first time a team has played in Europe. I'm kind of surprised they chose to do it in June, rather than just playing two games for Opening Weekend, then giving players a two day break to fly home. The international travel is going to be rough on the teams, but I guess the extra $60,000 they each get for participating in the games (thanks to baseball's collective bargaining agreement) will make it a bit easier.

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