BALTIMORE – It’s pretty surreal to see a Major League Baseball game without fans in the stands. The White Sox took on the Orioles in front of absolutely no one. The roar of the crowd was replaced by a few claps, even when Chris Davis hit a three-run home run for the Orioles.
The game was closed to the public thanks to the roar of the crowd in Baltimore over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Things were a lot calmer in Baltimore overnight thanks to a curfew.
Police were camped out in front of businesses in order to stop the rampant looting that plagued the city on previous nights. The Baltimore symphony played a free concert for the city Wednesday.
For now, it seems the curfew has helped ease some of the violence the city has witnessed for several days. But according to Captain Eric Kowalczyk, cops have still encountered some pushback.
“We’ve had 35 arrests. Of those 35 arrests, 34 were adults and one was a juvenile,” Capt. Kowalczyk said.
The focus has shifted to a community activist who was taken away during a protest Tuesday night leading to the hashtag #WhereIsJosephKent?
For now, the empty seats of Camden Yards are the last surreal scenes we see from Baltimore.