After riot fears, Orioles beat White Sox in empty Camden Yards [video]

by | Apr 29, 2015

Because of the riots in Baltimore, Camden Yards, home of the Orioles, decided it wasn’t a great idea to host a baseball game, but the show must go on.

Because of the riots in Baltimore, Camden Yards, home of the Orioles, decided it wasn’t a great idea to host a baseball game, but the show must go on.

And on it went, the Orioles took the Chicago White Sox 6-0 and played to an empty stadium with fans clapping at the gates.

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This eerie game—official paid attendance, zero—went off as advertised on Wednesday, and it was as surreal as everyone expected. As a public safety caution in the wake of the violence that erupted Monday—following the April 19 death of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, who sustained a fatal injury while in police custody—the Orioles decided to keep fans out of Camden Yards. Still, the national anthem played, a public address announcer spoke to a few members of the public, and the organ hit the notes of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch.

Watch and listen below – you can hear the crack of the ball crystal clear, and the video opens with a home run by Oriole Chris Davis.

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

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