Photos from White Sox-Orioles Game at Empty Camden Yards

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 29, 2015

The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles play a baseball game, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. The game was played in an empty Oriole Park at Camden Yards amid unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played at a nearly empty Camden Yards on Wednesday afternoon as the result of ongoing unrest in Baltimore. The game was closed to the public, meaning the only people allowed to watch in the stadium would be media members, scouts, ballpark staff and other people on the job. 

It created a very unusual environment for an MLB game.

The attendance had been tallied before the game even started:

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 29:  The attendance board in the press room before the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The game was played without spectators due t
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However, as Fox Sports' Jon Morosi tweeted, attendance will not officially go down as "zero":

Before the game, Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph did what he could to make it feel like a normal game by pretending to sign autographs for imaginary fans. That was hardly the only bizarre thing to happen during the game.

Take a look at some of the pictures from the stadium:

Apr 29, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Brian Edwards stands outside a locked gate before the Baltimore Orioles Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Fans are not allowed to attend the game do to the current state of unrest in Baltimore. Mandatory C
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Baltimore scored six runs in the first inning with the help of a three-run home run by Chris Davis. Although the stands were empty, the fans behind the gate in right field made some noise as Davis rounded the bases:

As CNN's Rachel Nichols showed, the seventh-inning stretch still goes on even if nobody is in the stands:

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