I've been at Camden Yards for a few minutes. First impression: A lot more media than usual. There will be more here than there were for the home opener.
Second impression: This is going to be weird. There are no fans here now – never are this early before game time. But it's going to stay the same at first pitch.
For what is believed to be the first time in Major League Baseball history, there will be no fans permitted today at the Orioles' game against the Chicago White Sox today due to the concern of ongoing unrest in downtown.
I drove through the city to the park and it was eerie. People were walking around the downtown streets, but there was very little traffic. It seemed like a Sunday morning, until I pulled into the warehouse lot and there were three Humvees filled with soldiers driving out of the lot.
It's going to be a very strange day. We'll keep you posted through this blog and Twitter and other spots on baltimoresun.com.