London Series Mascot Race Participants Could Be Highlight of Yankees vs Red Sox London Games

By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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There will be some important historical figures in attendance for the London series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Well, sort of.

The participants in the mascot race have been announced for this weekend's games at London Stadium. And let's just say it's an interesting bunch.

The mascot versions of King Henry VII, Winston Churchill, Freddie Mercury and the Loch Ness Monster will participate in an on-field race in between innings in both games of the two-game series.

Mercury has to be considered the figurative favorite in these races. The athletic abilities of the Loch Ness Monster remain largely undefined (in fact, nobody actually knows whether or not the he even exists).

King Henry VII was a notoriously gluttonous man, and Churchill was similar in that regard, along with the added disadvantage of needing to run these races with his trademark cigar hanging out of his mouth.

Mercury, on the other hand, was a graceful performer for the band Queen, and displayed impressive physical abilities over the years while dancing, jumping and trotting around the stage with his band.

We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see who actually wins, but this race should be interesting to say the least.


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