SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 28, 2019)(REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1.
NEW YORK YANKEES MANAGER AARON BOONE AT NEWS CONFERENCE AT LONDON STADIUM - SITE OF TWO GAME SERIES AGAINST BOSTON RED SOX 2.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) YANKEES MANAGER AARON BOONE SAYING: REPORTER: "Aaron what do you think of the facility, the field and what excites you most about this series?" AARON BOONE SAYING: "So I just walked on the field to get here for the first time but it seemed really cool.
It feels new and exciting and different.
The clubhouse looks great.
It looks like they've done a really good job and just my initial reaction to it looking forward to the workout today and getting a feel for it.
Looking forward to moving around after getting a day to recover yesterday.
We got out and saw some young London ballplayers which was a lot of fun to spend some time with them but looking forward to going out and hopefully playing well and giving London a look at Major League Baseball.
A great rivalry.
But looking forward to going out and putting our best foot forward and getting a W is the main thing for us." 3.
YANKEES PLAYER AARON JUDGE AT NEWS CONFERENCE 4.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) AARON JUDGE SAYING: REPORTER: "There are a lot of people who wear Yankee caps in Europe.
Are you aware of that and when I talk to them they don't really know who the Yankees are but they really like those caps." AARON JUDGE SAYING: "Yeah.
No it's funny you say that.
I was actually walking near the London Eye yesterday and ran into a couple of people who had the Yankees hat on.
They had no idea who I was or anything.
I was like this is alright, 'I'm Aaron, great to meet you'.
No its great.
The Yankees logo is pretty recognisable and world famous so I just have to start introducing myself to those guys wearing the Yankees caps." STORY: The New York Yankees prepped for their "London Series" clash on Friday (June 28) with training sessions at the former Olympic Stadium built for the 2012 Summer Games.
MLB may lag behind the other major U.S.-based sports leagues when it comes to establishing a foothold in Europe but they are hoping to catch up quickly with a mouthwatering match-up featuring teams that even non-baseball fans would easily know.
The Yankees are a globally recognized brand and MLB's most decorated franchise with 27 World Series titles while the Red Sox have won more titles than any other MLB team this century after picking up their fourth last year and ninth of all time.