Os announce scheduling changes

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB.com

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BALTIMORE— Due to the ongoing riots and protests in the city of Baltimore, the Orioles-White Sox game on Wednesday will be moved up to 2:05 p.m. ET and be closed to the public.

Both Monday and Tuesday’s games against the Sox were postponed due to safety concerns in the downtown Baltimore area, as the city is currently in a state of emergency and is using aid from the National Guard to restore peace.

The two games will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday, May 28th starting at 4:05 p.m. ET.

This weekend’s scheduled home series against the Rays will move to Tampa Bay, where the O’s will act as the home team at Tropicana Field. The start times will remain the same for the relocated games.

The Office of the Commissioner will continue to monitor the situation and will remain in communication with the Orioles regarding their discussions with the Baltimore City Police Department and other local officials.

Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said in a press release: “After conversations with the Orioles and local officials, we believe that these decisions are in the best interests of fan safety and the deployment of City resources.

“Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by violence in Baltimore, and everyone in our game hopes for peace and the safety of a great American city.”

All fans with tickets to games on April 29, May 1, May 2, or May 3 at Oriole Park may exchange their tickets for any remaining home game this season on a “dollar for dollar” basis. Tickets for Monday’s postponed game will be valid for the doubleheader on May 28. Fans unable to attend the doubleheader will have an opportunity to exchange their tickets for any remaining home game this season. Fans with tickets for Tuesday’s postponed game must exchange those tickets to attend the doubleheader on May 28 or exchange them for any remaining home game this season. Exchanges for both games will be completed on a “dollar for dollar” basis.

All tickets are subject to availability, and exchanges must be completed by June 30, 2015. Complimentary tickets are non-exchangeable.

4 Comments

Britt, it’s a darn shame that the O’s couldn’t have moved these games to Nationals park and maintained some semblance of a home field advantage for the balance of the home stand. I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry and keep the folks away from these criminals who are wrecking the city. Thanks,

Brian

Why are OS home team in Tampa. Why don’t they just switch a series later on?

the Rays didn’t want to. And didn’t have to.

Hypothetical situation tomorrow. At the Orioles game the O’s are batting and the Whitesox picther throws one high and inside. Steve Pearce says to Manny Machado sitting next to him on the bench, “did you see what that a-hole just did?”. From the Whitesox dugout multiple Whitesox players say, “hello, you idiots, we can hear everything you’re saying dumb asses, did you forget there’s no one in the stadium but us”. Might happen. It just might.
Steve in Parkville

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