The 10,000 didn't make a sound as the players hit the pitch. And the 10,000 didn't move. Why?
They were a "virtual crowd" -- two-dimensional images printed on vinyl and stretched across the empty seats. OK, they weren't too inspirational, but they looked great on TV. Not only that but it really saved on ushers and guys to sweep up after the scoreless tie. Just roll them up and put them away until the next match. —ESPN