Over the past two days, the Orioles have postponed two games against the Chicago White Sox, due to the unrest around town. Today, the two teams will finally play. But there will be no cheering fans, kiss cam, wave, beer sellers–or even any fans at all.
The team announced that the 7PM game will be moved up to 2PM, and that the game will be closed to the public. The teams’ weekend games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to take place in Baltimore; instead, they’ll be moved to Florida. John Angelos, executive VP of the Orioles, has been outspoken and compassionate in his statements about the recent unrest.
There’s something spooky about this temporarily empty Baltimore: the quiet curfew streets, the empty stadium. Baltimore, where do we go from here?