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Thoughts and observations from a bizarre day at Camden Yards
Thoughts and observations from a bizarre day at Camden Yards

This is my 15th season covering the Orioles and I’ve been around a whole bunch of strange things. Had to cover a pitcher who punched a judge on Christmas Day, a snow squall on Opening Day and a performance-enhancing drug suspension for a guy who months earlier delivered the most public and ardent denial of steroid use in baseball history. And, yet, Wednesday may have been the weirdest of my career. The crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd are tattooed to my consciousness. Yet Wednesday there was one without the other. The first game in Major League Baseball history without fans -– a direct result of the unrest in the city following the death of resident Freddie Gray while...

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