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Orioles and Red Sox players knew thousands of protesters were facing off with police in riot gear and even outside Camden Yards before and during Saturdays 5-4 Baltimore victory.We were very aware, Orioles reliever Darren ODay told reporters after the game. Its all over TV, and there are a lot of TVs in this clubhouse, and some of the TVs are always tuned into news. We had a pretty good idea. And its pretty hard to ignore the police choppers circling the field during batting practice.MORE: | Protesters <a href="https://www.royalsgearonestop.com/kansas-city-royals-jersey/billy-hamilton-jersey">Billy Hamilton Jersey</a> marched in support of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died April 19 under suspicious circumstances while in the custody of Baltimore police. As the protesters neared Camden Yards before the game, some brawled with baseball fans at a restaurant. Others blocked an intersection near the stadium and broke windows in police cars and storefronts. The reported a dozen people were arrested and two protesters were injured during the protest. At least five officers also were injured.Protest surrounds Red Sox-Orioles game at Camden Yards, via : CSNNE.com <a href="https://www.royalsgearonestop.com/kansas-city-royals-jersey/alcides-escobar-jersey">Alcides Escobar Jersey</a> (@CSNNE) The situation became so tense that <a href="https://www.royalsgearonestop.com/kansas-city-royals-jersey/homer-bailey-jersey">Homer Bailey Jersey</a> in the ninth inning, the Camden Yards scoreboard flashed a me sage warning fans not to leave the stadium.This announcement on the Camden Yards scoreboard just now. protest Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) Although the gates quickly reopened, and fans safely exited the stadium, the situation left players and managerswith mixed emotions: sympathy for the protesters cause, but also a sense of worry about safety.Orioles manager Buck Showalter, who arrived at the stadium mid-game after attending his father-in-laws memorial in Tenne see that afternoon, some members of the team would consider spending the night at the stadium.It's a challenging day to a lot of people a lot more challenging than a baseball game, Showalter said. I mean, this is a game. And those are life i sues. This <a href="https://www.royalsgearonestop.com/kansas-city-royals-jersey/chris-owings-jersey">Chris Owings Jersey</a> kind of pales in comparison with what's going on in my life off the field and what's going on in our city. We have to continue to have confidence that we'll get through it, like we get through lots of things in this city.The players were kind of listening to what's going on in the clubhouse. I'm sure we'll have people talking about spending the night here tonight. I think they were aware of it. So many things that can take your attention from a baseball game, and let's face it, rightfully so. As important as we think this is, there are other things that are more important <a href="https://www.royalsgearonestop.com/kansas-city-royals-jersey/lucas-duda-jersey">Lucas Duda Jersey</a> .The Orioles thrilled the home crowd with late-game heroics, as David Loughs solo homer capped a two-run rally in the bottom of the 10th to secure Baltimoresvictory. But as Loughs homer soared into the right-field bleachers, everyones attention once more turned to events outside the stadium.Orioles center-fielder Adam Jones said he sympathized with protesters' cause, but that they should be <a href="https://www.royalsgearonestop.com/kansas-city-royals-jersey/abraham-almonte-jersey">Abraham Almonte Jersey</a> safe and smart about it.I understand they are fighting for a good cause, Jones said. "I just want people to be safe. I don't want people to be hurt. I understand, fight for your rights. Its what you should do. But try to be safe and be smart about it.
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