The benches are clear in the Cardinals / Brewers game after Yadier Molina’s appeal for wrestler interference. Mike Shildt was FIRED! pic.twitter.com/fjhNIKn3qz
– Andrew Kauffman (@ AndrewABC17) 16 septembre 2020
Mike Shildt walks towards the #Brewers canoe. He’s running it, and he’s always yelling at them. Even as Maddux tries to go their separate ways, Gyorko tries to mediate. Shildt still talks to Sedar about it. Obviously, he heard something from the Brewers dugout – and rushed for the confrontation.
– Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) September 16, 2020
As we’ve seen and said before – including in Cubs games – you just can’t have that kind of escalation this season. Yes, the risk of mass transmission of COVID-19 due to a melee is low, but there is no good reason to increase this risk at all, especially between multiple teams. I don’t care how crazy Mike Shildt and Yadi Molina were – whatever the Brewers were saying – you just can’t walk to the other team’s dugout like that. Not immediately.
When the Reds bench arrived at the Cubs, he ended up compensating the Reds with multiple short suspensions and fines. Will that Brewers-Cardinals scratch lead to the same result? Not like either team can afford to take down any player right now, especially the Cardinals, because they’re making a lot more games than there are days left in the season.