Ariel House ...

Jim Leeke — AABP

Ariel House, the headquarters of British baseball and softball, rises almost in the shadow of London’s iconic BT Tower. The taxi driver easily found the address earlier this month, although he’d never been there before. A guard asked me to sign in and handed me a badge.

Upstairs, bobbleheads danced everywhere, amid posters and autographed balls and framed jerseys. Two British baseball officials met me. Id seen their national team play well in September at the World Baseball Classic qualifier in Brooklyn. MLB Network had broadcast Great Britain’s final game with Israel and everybody was happy.

I shared AABPs plans for a WWI “baseball match” in 2018.

They smiled and asked how they might help.

There will always be an England.