All American Sport

This clip of the little girl grabbing and dropping the foul ball her Dad caught is so adorable and wholesome. In other words, it’s everything that professional sports matches in the UK aren’t.

No riots or hooligans here: just a family of four wearing baseball jerseys, supporting their team.

In London, sporting events often turned menacing. At the very least, the crowd was loud, drunk and offensive. On the tube back from one play off match at Wembley, I marveled at how the football fans were falling against the walls of the train, chanting obscenities.

They weren’t clever lymrics — the chants didn’t even rhyme. It was not the scene you would want to subject your toddlers to.

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