As the Orioles play the neighboring Nationals this week, hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to Washington, D.C., for Pope Francis' first visit to U.S. soil as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
The pontiff is scheduled to arrive in the nation's capital from Cuba on Tuesday afternoon and he will be in Washington until Thursday afternoon, when he will depart for New York City.
Over that span, expect lots of traffic and packed public transit. To those Orioles fans heading to D.C. -- and there are usually many -- plan accordingly.
If Francis wanted to extend his trip, he could catch the Orioles' rescheduled game against the Washington Nationals on Thursday at 4:05 p.m. However, he might have more pressing matters, but I'm sure he could get tickets -- without buying one from a scalper.
Since Pope Francis' papacy began in March 2013, there have been 7,097 major league games played heading into Monday, according to baseball historian Bill Arnold of Sports Features Group.