For security reasons, the Baltimore Orioles are playing a game in an empty stadium today. The Birds jumped out to a quick lead, with Chris Davis crushing a three-run home run onto Eutaw Street in the first inning. And only the media was there to see it.
It’s being called the ghost game, but reports indicate all the usual baseball trappings are in place, sans crowd. There’s an announcer, a 7th Inning Stretch and all the rest. After all, baseball is a game of routine. Caleb Joseph even signed some autographs.
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) April 29, 2015
And Chris Davis offered up a souvenir.
— Camden GIFs (@CamdenGIFs) April 29, 2015
Some more photos:
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 29, 2015
First impressions from Orioles players as they prepare to face Chicago White Sox in empty Camden Yards via Digg … pic.twitter.com/8xKrxVP5jx
— 20000leagues.com (@20000LeagueFeed) April 29, 2015
Update: Orioles win! Final score is 8-2. The game wasn’t crowded, but it was quick. The total game time was about two hours. And for those keeping score at home, official attendance was 0.
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