Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A first for MLB: Baltimore Orioles to play White Sox with no fans at Camden Yards

800px-Oriole_Park_BaltimoreAfter cancelling two straight games against the Chicago White Sox because of the Baltimore riots, Major League Baseball and the Baltimore Orioles announced on Tuesday that Wednesday's game with the Sox will be played with no fans present at Camden Yards.

“After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow’s game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox will begin at 2:05 p.m. ET and will be closed to the public,” the Orioles announced in press release.

"After conversations with the Orioles and local officials, we believe that these decisions are in the best interests of fan safety and the deployment of city resources.

"Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by violence in Baltimore, and everyone in our game hopes for peace and the safety of a great American city," Commissioner Rob Manfred said.

A MLB source told Pundit Press that Wednesday’s game will be the first ever played in league history without fans present.



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