According to CNN, Wednesday’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday.
The closed-door contest follows the postponements of Monday’s and Tuesday’s games against the White Sox until a doubleheader scheduled for May 28 following unrest in Baltimore.
A source within Major League Baseball told CNN the league is not aware of any prior closed-door games in major league history.
The game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards is scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on the MASN regional cable network.
“After conferring with local officials, it was determined that Wednesday afternoon’s game should be played without fan admittance in order to minimize safety concerns,” Major League Baseball said.
The office of new Commissioner Rob Manfred said the league and Orioles will keep an eye on the situation in Baltimore.
Hall of Famer Frank Thomas tweeted that the series should be moved to a later date. The former White Sox star said, “Playing in front of a empty house makes no sense!!”
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