Baltimore Orioles: Revised Schedule

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Bear with me, as I relay all of the pertinent information that’s just come out. The Orioles and the Chicago White Sox will play tomorrow’s game as scheduled. The game will be held at 2 PM at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and unfortunately it will be closed to the public. Yes folks, that means that the game will be played in front of no fans. That’ll be a bizarre thing for players for sure – but this has been a bizarre set of circumstances.

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But it gets stranger. This weekend’s series with Tampa will still be played – in Tampa, and with the O’s classified as the home team. Yes, you read that correctly. The Orioles will have their last at-bat, and presumably they’ll be wearing their home white jerseys. The O’s will also collect all gate and food proceeds after the Rays cover their costs.

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As of right now, there are no plans to shift a series from Tampa to Baltimore later in the season. The games from 4/24 & 4/28 will be made up as part of a single admission doubleheader on May 28th at Camden Yards, with game one starting at 4 PM. Tickets from both games will be honored, however fans with tickets to all three ChiSox games can exchange them at the Orioles’ box office for any other game on a dollar-for-dollar basis. For more information, visit orioles.com, or call 1-888-848-BIRD. (Exchanges must be completed by June 30th.)

This is the least of all evils, folks. It’s not perfect, but it’ll have to do. Bear in mind the turmoil that the city is in right now, and also that there were a lot of different entities with their hands in this. The Orioles, ChiSox, MLB, MLBPA, and now even the Tampa Rays had to agree. Desperate circumstances call for bizarre endings sometimes. That’s life.