It’s very hard to social distance when you’re swinging haymakers at your opponent.
On Sunday, the Astros and Athletics threw every COVID-19 safety precaution out the window in a bench clearing brawl when Ramon Laureano, after being hit with a pitch for the second time in the game, was taunted by hitting coach Alex Cintron emptying both dugouts.
Of course the Astros were involved, as teams have been actively trying to send a message to them over their sign stealing scandal. In return, the Astros have been trying to send a message to teams who throw at them.
This is the last thing MLB wanted to see during a time like this.