As a sign of respect, not for practical purposes.
Players of the club “Baltimore Orioles” took to the field in a form in which the names of players were typed in Braille. Thus, the club department is a tribute to the National Association of the Blind, whose headquarters is located in Baltimore. In 2018, the organization celebrated its 40th anniversary.
After the game, one of the unique sets was sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the rest were signed by the players and put up for a charity auction.
Tonight, in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the @NFB_voice moving their national headquarters to Baltimore, we’ll host National Federation of the Blind Night. #Orioles players and coaches will wear specially-designed jerseys with Braille lettering. #Birdland pic.twitter.com/XTJmjp6KoG
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) 18 September 2018
The action was announced in the official tweet of the club, and it was supported by some fans in the stands.
— Mid-Atlantic ADA Ctr (@ADAinfo) 18 September 2018
Opinion on the action was divided: some commentators noticed that blind people still could not assess what is happening on the field, others said that the action is good for raising awareness and as a gesture of respect.