The Baltimore Orioles hosted the Chicago White Sox in the final game of what was supposed to be a three-game series. Instead, the matinee was just the first game of the series and it was played in front of zero fans.
The Orioles and Major League Baseball announced Tuesday the game would be closed to the public, as unrest in Baltimore continues after protests gave way to riots earlier in the week. With safety in mind, Monday and Tuesday’s games were postponed, Wednesday’s game was closed to the public and the Orioles’ weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays — originally a home series for the O’s — will be played in St. Petersburg, Fla.
For the first time in big league history, attendance at Wednesday’s game was labeled “N/A.” It certainly provided for an odd, even eerie scene, as the two teams took the field in front of an empty stadium.
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