Earlier this week, we reported that the next Baltimore Orioles game would be completely closed to the public because of the mass protests over the death of Freddie Gray.
So Wednesday's game between the O's and Chicago White Sox was strange, as the teams played in a near empty stadium at Camden Yards.
Though not all of the players on the field were phased by the lack of fans. Orioles' catcher Caleb Joseph didn't seem to notice the absence at all!
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Before the game started, Joseph went up to the empty stands along the third-base line to sign fake autographs for the imaginary fans. The catcher then tipped his cap to the empty seats as he would for an applauding crowd!
The highlarious joke served as great comic relief during Baltimore's state of turmoil — and the O's won the game 8 - 2!
Ch-ch-check out the Vine (below) to see the catcher's funny interaction with no one!
[Image via AP Images.]
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