LONDON -- At just about 2 p.m. local time Michael Chavis, Marcus Walden and Colten Brewer were the first Red Sox to walk out on the turf of London Stadium and spin around in order to soak in the field which will host the Sox' next two games against the Yankees.
What they saw was not the everyday baseball stadium.
The product of Major League Baseball's dream was on display with both the Yankees and Red Sox working out Friday afternoon, getting the lay of the land when it came to morphing a track stadium into a very different kind of venue.
- It is somewhat odd to see a center field so shallow, with dead-center sitting at 385 feet. The left- and right-field alleys max out just three feet shorter than the deepest part of the ballpark.
- There is a ton of foul ground, with the dugouts shifted much closer to behind home plate than normal ballparks.