The Baltimore Orioles played the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in front of zero fans -- save for a few Orioles employees inside, and fans who found themselves some views outside the stadium.
The decision to close the game to fans -- a result of safety concerns related to the Freddie Gray protests -- made for an odd and oddly quiet affair, as all the murmurs and singing of a typical baseball game were replaced by thwacks and spit.
PLAYERS WARMING UP
PLAYERS TAKING THE FIELD
FAKE HIGH FIVES
CATCHERS RUNNING AROUND
SOUNDS OF A CATCHER CATCHING
NO FANS TO CATCH TOSSED-AWAY BALLS
OR HOME RUN BALLS
INSTEAD, THEY'RE STUCK OUTSIDE
WHICH WAS ODD AT TIMES
OH, AND THE GOLF VOICE
THEN, OF COURSE, THERE WAS THE SEVENTH-INNING STRETCH
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) April 29, 2015
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 29, 2015