As Max Scherzer took the mound for the Nationals on Tuesday, he and his teammates played in front of fans for the first time in over a year.

While it wasn’t a sellout crowd of 41,313 but rather 5,000 fans, it was still a step forward as sports look to return to normal amid the coronavirus pandemic.

However, looking around at all the empty seating in the ballpark, Scherzer couldn’t help but wonder why a few more fans couldn’t be in attendance while still remaining safe and following protocols.