SAN DIEGO -- A masked Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks became the first manager to be ejected in the coronavirus era when he was tossed Sunday while arguing with unmasked plate umpire Mark Ripperger in the fifth inning at San Diego.
Lovullo came out to argue, and at first seemed to keep a safe distance from Ripperger. The umpire took off his protective facemask but was not wearing a cloth facemask. He ejected Lovullo and then turned his back on him. Lovullo followed for a few steps but then headed to the dugout.
Cron ended up striking out with his team trailing 1-0.