The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played the first ever Major League Baseball game closed to the public. Playing in front of an empty stadium provided plenty of awkward moments. Such as …
Caleb Joseph signed some autographs for imaginary fans.
Chris Davis, the gracious person he is, threw a ball into the stands for some imaginary fans.
Chris Davis’ home run ball stayed by its lonesome by a men’s room. The Orioles could plan a scavenger hunt to find all the hidden balls in the park.
Tradition is tradition: The playing of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” during the seventh inning stretch will go on whether there are fans there or not.
The good people of Baltimore couldn’t completely stay away from their team. Some fans crowded around the gates to cheer on the home team.
A few years from now, this game will be folk tale for baseball fans. If the Orioles beat the White Sox, 8-2, in front of an empty stadium, did it really happen?