Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Eerie Stillness At Orioles Park At Camden Yards

(Photo by Baltimore Sun)
For the first time in Major League Baseball history, no fans will be allowed to attend a game. Due to the unrest in Baltimore—in fairly close proximity to the park—the Orioles and White Sox will play in front of no one but media at 2:05 PM. According to The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly, there is far more media in attendance than even on Opening Day. Said Connolly this morning in his dispatch from the park, "This is going to be weird. There are no fans here now – never are this early before game time. But it’s going to stay the same at first pitch". The Orioles and MLB are probably doing the right thing under these extreme circumstances. But, in addition to it being a sad day for the city of Baltimore, this is a sad day for baseball as well.