The Orioles and White Sox game for Tuesday evening has also been postponed. The team announced just before noon on Tuesday that, "after consultation with Major League Baseball and state and local officials," the decision had been made for the postponement.
There were prior rumors that the team was exploring trying to move up the start time of the game. Last night it sounded like they might try for a 1pm start, but as the morning came that was obviously not going to be happening. A later rumor had the team trying to work out a 4pm start time for the game. That, too, did not come to fruition.
It's not very surprising that they were not able to work something out. The simple things like the logistics of getting fans safely to and from the game are something that nobody can take for granted right now. The National Guard is on the streets and the city needed police forces from across the region just to get the situation under control yesterday.
As anybody who's ever been to a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards knows, there's a decent-sized police presence as part of the normal course of events at an Orioles game. The fact is that right now there's better places for the police to be than watching over a baseball game.
Another thing to consider, which will have an impact on the remainder of the games of the homestand, is the 10pm-5am curfew instituted by the mayor starting tonight. That was another reason to move up the game time. Baseball being baseball, even with a 4pm start time there'd be no guaranteeing that the game would conclude in time for everybody to get home before the curfew took effect.
What to do about those games is still being decided. In the announcement postponing both last night's game and today's, the Orioles encouraged fans to keep their tickets and parking passes until more information is made available.