The Orioles and White Sox are set to square-off in one of the strangest games in MLB history. (RELATED: Closed Public Crowd In Baltimore An Unprecedented Move In MLB History)
The Orioles decided to go ahead with the regularly scheduled 2:05 p.m start time, but the team isn’t allowing fans inside the stadium in an effort to keep them safe from any more potential riots.
This is definitely a first for Major League Baseball, but that isn’t stopping players from enjoying the situation.
White Sox centerfielder Adam Eaton tweeted the following joke a few hours before first-pitch:
We are gonna do our best to take the crowd out of it early.. Wish us luck..
— Adam Eaton (@AdamSpankyEaton) April 29, 2015
Not wanting to be one-upped by their visiting opponents, O’s players responded by signing fake autographs for fake fans and tippin’ the cap to a fake standing ovation.
Meanwhile, REAL fans surrounded Camden, which basically defeated the purpose of closing the game to the public in the first place:
Crowd standing outside stadium fence looking in shouting “Let’s Go O’s.”
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) April 29, 2015