Due to the civil unrest in the streets of Baltimore, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision to make the Orioles game Wednesday afternoon closed to the public.
That certainly made for an interesting scene. As Chris Davis blasted a three-run home run over the right field wall there was silence. The 45,971 seat stadium sat silent as the home town team took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the 4th.
The Orioles went on to win 8-2 over the White Sox in what is believed to be the first Major League Baseball game in history to be played without fan admittance. A hand full of fans gathered on the street to peer through the fence or on the balconies of a nearby hotel to catch a glimpse of the action but that was it.
Chris Davis’ home run ball sat where it landed as no fans were able to scramble to pick up the 80th homer to land on Eutaw St.
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) April 29, 2015
Rob Manfred definitely made the right decision to not open the gates to the game after riots had caused chaos on the streets Monday night and protests continued Tuesday night, but it certainly created a strange scene in the ballpark, take a look:
Featured Photo: AP Photo/Gail Burton
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