Move, Max Scherzer … the Nats are now relying on Dr Anthony Fauci to pump out a fastball on opening day – the team says they brought in the COVID-19 expert to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday!
It’s a huge honor for Fauci … the guy is a self-proclaimed Nationals superfan – and team WA officials say they couldn’t be happier that he accepted their invitation to help launch their season this week.
“Dr. Fauci was a true champion for our country during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout his distinguished career,” said the Nats.
“So it’s only fitting that we pay tribute to him as we start the 2020 season and defend our title as World Series champion.”
Fauci will take the bump minutes before the Nats welcome the New York Yankees to DC Nationals Park
We don’t know what Fauci’s arm looks like at 60 feet, 6 inches … but we don’t expect any 50 cents type pre-game shenanigans ceremony.
Remember … Fauci, 79, was quite the athlete at the time – he was running the point for Regis HS in New York in 1958.
In reality, President Trump even praised Fauci athletic ability a few months ago during a briefing at the White House!
No pressure, Doc … you got this !!
Our sincere thanks to