Doug Glanville joins Michael Kay and Tim Kurkjian on the call for ESPN's London series broadcast next month. Screengrab: ESPN on YouTube

Doug Glanville will join Michael Kay and Tim Kurkjian on the call for ESPN’s London series broadcast next month.

The news was revealed on 000610 The ESPN Communications Podcast that Glanville would be on the call for the Mets-Phillies two-game set across the pond. Glanville, who joined ESPN as an analyst in 2010 for seven years and returned to the Worldwide Leader in March 2019, usually calls Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN Radio alongside Jon “Boog” Sciambi.

This version of SNB will be just a tad different.

“I’ll tell you, I was a bit stunned, quite frankly,” Glanville told host Alex Feuz. “I don’t know, maybe blindsided in a good way. You know, it’s like, ‘Oh, wait a minute, this was an option? This is amazing.’ And so, a lot of stuff went through my head. Phil Orlins, who runs that event side with baseball, he kind of calls me. (He) was very sheepish about it, lowkey like, ‘Oh, you know, thinking about adding you to London. What do you think about that?’ So, I was like, ‘London, as in the United Kingdom?’ Because there’s a New London, Connecticut…

“I knew this game had gone on the last couple of years, and I think the thing I kind of remembered about it is, look, I have family in the London area. A little history is that my father grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, a British colony. There’s some of my family, my dad and his two brothers, two of the brothers went to London, and one came back, and one stayed. And my uncle, who stayed there, had two daughters and then eventually came to the United States. There was always this triangle between the U.S., the U.K., and Trinidad. And so, two of my cousins from that uncle and the other uncle are still in England…So that was really exciting because of the idea that I could actually go and see family and also just enjoy baseball.

“I had to digest it all, but I love the fact that baseball is going to these international fronts and really expanding the great game that we all love. And for that reason, yeah, it’s great to be part of it.”

There’s been a bit of a gap since Glanville was last in London. He’ll also see the city that some of his family calls home through a different lens: baseball.

The first pitch is scheduled around 10:10 a.m ET on June 9.


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