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Milwaukee Brewers' High-Five Ban Seeks to Reduce Spread of Pink Eye

By    |   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 03:49 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers won’t be exchanging high-fives with each other during the next few Spring Training games, but not because the team isn’t celebrating.

Several Brewers reportedly have had pink eye, and in an effort to stop the highly communicable disease, the team has temporarily banned high fives, ESPN said.

Among those out for a couple days are catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz.

“We've been going through it for a while, and it seems like a couple of more show up every day," manager Ron Roenicke told ESPN.

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is “contagious and spread very easily,” according to WebMD. “Since most pink eye is caused by viruses for which there is usually no medical treatment, preventing its spread is important. Poor hand-washing is the main cause of the spread of pinkeye. Sharing an object, such as a washcloth or towel, with a person who has pinkeye can spread the infection,” the website cautioned.

The ban on smacking hands will last through the next several spring training games or until the pink eye problem is stopped, ESPN said.

The announcement that high fives are bad news with the Brewers for the time being brought out the Internet jokesters:





USA Today tweeted “How MLB is like daycare” with a link to its story on the high-five ban.


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