TDISH – If a ballgame is played and no one is there to see it, does it count?

On April 29, 2015, something truly strange occurred – for the only time in the history of Major League Baseball was played in front of a crowd of zero.  In response to city-wide tensions following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25 year-old man who died in policy custody, the Baltimore Orioles – Chicago White Sox game was played in front of record-setting tiny crowd.  While Gray’s death was certainly unnecessary and tragic, the baseball game came to demonstrate just how widespread the results of the resulting violence were – impacting every aspect of life in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Orioles won the game 8 – 2.  For you Orioles fans out there (like me!), yes, they played “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” during the seventh-inning stretch.

Featured Image: Oriole Park at Camden Yards (on a normal game day). By Keith Allison –, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Sherman, Roger. “This is what the Orioles-White Sox game with zero attendance looked like.” 29 April 2015.

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