Fauci’s first pitch would have been a solid effort if bowling was the sport.
Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the first pitch on Opening Day when the Washington Nationals hosted the New York Yankees on Thursday night.
On a night when the Washington Nationals revealed its 2019 World Series banner, the nation’s foremost infectious diseases expert delivered a bouncer wide of the strike zone.
Dr. Fauci is a huge Nationals fan and spoke of how honored he was to throw the first pitch on the momentous season opener.
“The Washington Nationals are thrilled to announce that Nats super-fan Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has accepted our invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day, Thursday, July 23,” the Nationals said in a statement.
The statement continued: “Dr. Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout his distinguished career, so it is only fitting that we honor him as we kick off the 2020 season and defend our World Series Championship title.”
Dr. Fauci has recently come under scrutiny from the White House, as recent as Sundays between President Trump and FOX’s Chris Wallace, where the President said “Dr. Fauci has made many mistakes”.
As White House COVID-19 briefings resumed this past week, Dr. Fauci has not shared the stage with the president.
The Washington Nationals lost the home opener 4-1 after 6 innings in a game called due to rain.
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