MLB looking to play regular-season games in London by 2017

America’s pastime is looking to follow the NFL acro s the pond.MLB will aim to playits first regular-season games in London by2017,commi sioner Rob Manfred told The A sociated Pre s Tuesday as he celebratedhis one year anniversary after taking over for Bud Selig.”We are very interested in playing there, and we’re working hard on that one,” Manfred said.”I don’t think it will be an Keith Hernandez Jersey opener because of the weather i sues. It would be later in the season.”Olympic Stadium, which was built for the 2012 London Olympics and could hold about54,000 fans, would likely serve as the venue where gameswould take place. As forthe teams involved, Manfred said the league has yet to finalize a plan.MORE: MLB offseason winners and losers”We haven’t really settled on teams, and I don’t want to speculate about that,” Manfredsaid. “Obviously, we want to make as good a first impre sion in Europe as we po sibly can.”The NFL has seensucce s playing in London annually since 2007 as part of its international series. After opening the regular season abroad in Monterrey, Mexico (1999),San Juan, Puerto Rico (2001),Tokyo (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) andSydney (2014),MLB will look to stake its claim in Europe.Manfred added that the league is also decidingwhether to shift the strike zone byraisingit from the hollow beneath the kneecap back to the top of the kneecap.”I’m not in a position to predict Zack Wheeler Jersey whether it’s going to happen or not,” Manfred said. “I think that the interest in the topic is really driven by the fact that if you look over time there has been a movement down of the strike zone, largely as a result of the way we evaluate the strike zone with umpires.”