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Jeremy talks about the sights and sounds of a major league game played in an empty ballpark.
No fans, no problem for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox.
In what was believed to be the first major league game played without fans in attendance, Chris Davis hit a three-run homer in a six-run first inning Wednesday and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2.
This is unprecedented. Never before in Major League Baseball history has they been a game when the fans were shut out.
Instead of taking the opportunity to show our city’s resolve, we are caving. We are showing that we’ve been battered, pushed down to the ground and aren’t well enough to stand up yet.
With tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore and nearby neighborhoods clearing out rubble and debris, the Orioles played a baseball game on Wednesday.
Wednesday the Orioles will face the Chicago White Sox as scheduled but, in an unprecedented move by the Orioles and MLB, the game will not be open to the public.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addressed the media following the postponement saying that MLB “is is looking at every possible alternative” to find a safe place for the Orioles and White Sox to play their scheduled games, should the unrest continue.
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