Baltimore Unrest, Fanless Game Cause Orioles Manager Showalter To Reflect Back To Century

April 30, 2015

The Baltimore Orioles beat the White Sox Wednesday in a empty stadium, the first even Major League Baseball game with no fans.  The public was kept out of the game, which was required to keep the MLB schedule, due to safety concerns following this week’s rioting, and racial divide in Baltimore.

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s family moved to Century in the late 1950’s. His father served as a teacher, coach and principal at Century High School for 23 years. The thought of the silence from the stands brought Showalter back in his mind to Century prior to the game Wednesday.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Showalter said he remembered the time his father emptied the gym at Century High for a basketball game because there were fights during a previous meeting between the Blackcats and the other team (which he did not name).

“So I come from a family that understands the kinds of quiet I am going to encounter (on Wednesday),” Showalter told the New York Daily news prior to the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Daily News write Mike Lupica turned to first person in his story.

“I have known him (Showalter) a long time and like him a lot, and asked him on this day about whether he sometimes worries that things are getting worse in this country instead of better,” Lupica wrote.

“You have to wonder about that sometimes,” Showalter said. “Don’t you?”

Read the entire NY Daily News story by clicking here.

Pictured: The Century Blackcat logo inside the old Century High School gym. file photo.


6 Responses to “Baltimore Unrest, Fanless Game Cause Orioles Manager Showalter To Reflect Back To Century”

  1. BIll on April 30th, 2015 11:21 pm

    Don’t ever forget in your neighborhood, there isn’t a racial “DIVIDE”. If many of you old “Hill” people could ever grow past that, how good could your life be?

  2. jay alumni on April 30th, 2015 1:07 pm

    I sure that game was against Jay. There was a tremendous amount of tension, mostly race related, between Jay and Century in the 70’s. I remember fights every year.

  3. Carolyn on April 30th, 2015 8:49 am

    And as we age, I am not a young person, but we must remember this is who will be caring for us in the future.

  4. mick on April 30th, 2015 8:33 am

    The racial divide will continue, the haters both black and white will see to it…

  5. ProudArmyParent on April 30th, 2015 7:05 am

    ” If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
    2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

  6. john on April 30th, 2015 6:45 am

    “Racial divide in Baltimore” give me a brake, what it is called is “Family divide” making babies and no one there to raise them.