Unbelievable. But then everything about this man and his maleficent administration is unbelievable:
After a pair of postponements caused by rioting in Baltimore, the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play Wednesday at Camden Yards in what is believed to be the first game without fans in Major League Baseball’s history. Because of the unsettled environment in Baltimore, where rioters burned a drug store and set police cars ablaze on Monday night, officials moved the game up five hours from its original 7:05 p.m. starting time and closed it to the public
“It’s all about what’s best for the city and the safety of our people,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “The last thing you want to do is put the fans in harm’s way. You have to err on the side of safety.”
No sense letting the public decide what’s safe and what isn’t. No, sir. Leave that to the authorities.
The Baseball Hall of Fame and John Thorn, MLB’s official historian, said they did not think there ever had been a closed-doors big league game, although there have been instances in the minor leagues… Since 1987, the lowest attendance has been 746 when the White Sox hosted Toronto at Comiskey Park on April 9, 1997, according to STATS. The New York Yankees’ home game against the White Sox on Sept. 22, 1966, has a listed attendance of 413. Thorn said the lowest attendance for a major league game appears to be six when Worcester hosted Troy in a National League game on Sept. 28, 1882.
Baltimore is off Thursday. MLB said the postponed games against the White Sox will be made up with a doubleheader on May 28 at 4:05 p.m.
The damage this man has done to race relations in our country is simply inestimable. Not to mention to our country herself. Well, he did promise “revenge,” didn’t he?