When the Washington Nationals open their ballpark for first pitch on Thursday, a very special person will be attendance and making his way to the mound.
The Nationals released an official statement confirming that Fauci, who is also a Nationals super-fan, will throw the first pitch. As you know, Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
“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.
“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 out World Series Championship title.”
Dr. Fauci is a recipient of National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and although he is a diehard baseball fan, social media felt really indifferent to him throwing out the first pitch.
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