Tshirtgun.co.uk’s busy summer continued with T-shirt cannons at the first Major League Baseball games to be played in Europe. On Saturday 29th June 2019, the Boston Red Sox took on the New York Yankies at London Stadium in a thrilling match, seeing the Yankees storm to victory and completing the series with a 12-8 victory on the Sunday.
Workers had spent three weeks turning the stadium, famous as the venue for the 2012 Olympics and now home to West Ham United, into a baseball park. Over 50000 fans saw HRH Prince Harry throw the ceremonial first pitch to start the first of two matches held over the weekend.
To bring more of the American flavour to London the MLB Rally Squad were on hand between the innings to fire T-shirts into the crowd using our Micromini T-shirt Cannons.
Along with Mascots races, dancing umpires and The Freeze racing a member of the crowd the weekend was a true piece of USA culture in London. We are looking forward to the MLB return in summer 2020.
While the London Stadium hosted the games, The Truman Brewery in Shoreditch was turned into the 3-day, London Yards Festival, celebrating all things baseball with New York and Boston inspired music, food and drink to entertain between the live screenings. To add to the spectacle, our T-shirt cannons were on hand to complete the all-American experience.