Angels Over the Pond is an unofficial United Kingdom based fan club, for fans of the Angels baseball team in the MLB. Perhaps surprisingly, for new fans of baseball here in the UK, there are many of us who loved watching Channel 4 coverage of the MLB in the 1980’s and continued this love affair through the 1990’s and into the 2000’s with Jonny, Josh and co on Channel 5. We have members who remember fondly reading baseball updates from magazines shipped to the UK, and who tentatively joined the Angels and MLB forums and message boards in the early days internet.
With that in mind we decided to build a little corner of the internet where we could create content, made by UK fans, for the enjoyment of all Angels fans around the world, and also to build Angels themed content that would help the UK Angels fan base to find one another. We pride ourselves on having our members represent us across social media for most Angels games, through the early hours and late nights, wherever possible, and of course we love following our members photos and stories from their trips to the Big A.
Community is important to us, we have donated sports equipment to schools and sports clubs to encourage active bodies and minds for children and we have activities for children to download and enjoy on our website. Alongside this we haven given away literally thousands of baseball cards to fans of all MLB teams here in Europe and we run free competitions and giveaways throughout the season on our Twitter account. We also have our own merch store, run entirely not for profit, so you can rep Angels Over the Pond, where else can you find all of this as an Angels fan outside the United States?
If you share our passion for the Halos and want to help us do our bit to grow the baseball community in the UK we do hope you join us. We have a friendly, growing community of thousands on social media and many members living across the entirety of the UK. Not only that but we have opportunities for our members to contribute to our website content, to organise social events, network internationally as officials for our social media, and much more.