An addendum to yesterday's post about Project Cobb. They've been playing baseball in England (United Kingdom/Great Britain) for a long time, as evidenced by this article.
The article was written in 1909.
As mentioned before, baseball was very popular in the UK at the turn of the century, and ended up being killed off by the war.
If you read the article, you might notice the references to the 'colonies'. I guess some things just die hard. Even now, I still hear it. They think it's an insult, but it isn't to Americans. We just think it's funny.