For someone who really loves baseball, Nick Wright may have just experienced the ultimate road trip.
Only Wright isn’t just an ordinary fan visiting a nearby ballpark. His favorite team plays halfway around the world. And a night game for them is a middle-of-the-night game for him.
As a Los Angeles Angels supporter living in the United Kingdom, he didn’t mind staying up 24 hours straight before arriving at Angel Stadium on Friday night for the opener of a six-game homestand. He had tickets to all six games.
On Saturday, Angels manager Joe Maddon invited Wright onto the field before the game, where he got to watch batting practice and meet players David Fletcher and Taylor Ward.
No doubt they were all wondering the same thing: How does a British guy become such a big Angels fan?
The strange game looked interesting, so he begged his parents to take him to a game while they were in Anaheim. It was love at first sight.