Baltimore, Maryland – The game must go on, but nobody will be allowed to enter the stadium to watch on Wednesday. The Baltimore Orioles will be hosting their home game against the Chicago White Sox, but there will be no fans allowed inside the stadium during the game. Even season ticket holders will be barred from attending the sporting event on Wednesday, out of fear for the safety of the fans. Yesterday’s and tonight’s games are being postponed until later in the season, but Wednesday will resume the normal baseball schedule for Baltimore. Some fans might have rather had the game back in Chicago instead, but the situation is what it is at this point.
Baltimore Orioles And White Sox Game To Be Held Wednesday Without Fans Attending
The Army National Guard had been called to the streets on Baltimore on Monday after the funeral for Freddie Gray sparked a protest in Baltimore streets that turned violent. Fans who had attended Monday’s Orioles game were trapped inside the stadium for their safety while throngs of angry mobs lit fires, destroyed vehicles, looted businesses, and started a riot. It seemed like a fog of racial tension had hit the streets, even though the basis for the protest should have been more oriented towards demonstrating against excessive use of force by law enforcement.
The mayor of Baltimore was hesitant to deploy National Guard assets to the streets, and was probably optimistic that the fires would settle and people would go home. The mobs got larger, the protests got louder and less controlled, and some people lost their lives. This prompted a pseudo-Martial Law to be enforced on the streets of Baltimore, but the protests have yet to stop. There are still pockets in the city where rioting and protests are taking place, and it will take more work for this to come to an end. Most of the city had been shut down as a precaution to prevent more innocent bystanders from getting caught up in the mix of violence and unrest.
Baltimore Orioles And White Sox Game To Be Held Wednesday Without Fans Attending.