Dr Anthony Fauci just threw the first ceremonial pitch before the first MLB game of the season … and oh, boy.
The COVID-19 expert was asked to do the honors before the Washington Nationals host the New York Yankees on Thursday … and as the saying goes, it was just a little bit out.
FYI – Fauci is a HUGE Nats fan … and the team were thrilled to have it on board for the big time.
“Dr Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout his distinguished career,” the Nats said.
“So it is only fitting that we pay tribute to him as we enter the 2020 season and defend our title of World Series champion.”
Of course, the big picture is that baseball is finally back for a 60-game season during the global pandemic … and Fauci has been seen as a voice of wisdom through it all.
As for the players, both teams took a knee and held a black cloth before the national anthem to show their solidarity … and then defended the interpretation of the “Star-Spangled Banner”.
Morgan freeman also contributed to a powerful discourse on social injustice … and several players were featured in a video on Black Lives Matter.
The pitcher’s mound also features stenciled “BLM” in black.
As for the first pitch … we’ll see how President Trump done with his opportunity with the Yankees next month.
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