As is the case with many early pitches, Dr Fauci has shown that throwing a baseball from the mound to the plate is much more difficult than what people attribute to players. But even with that caveat in mind, he still missed the plaque by far.
Fauci, like all other medical experts, has been advocating for months that Americans practice social distancing when they leave home – basically, maintaining a six foot space from others at all times when possible. It is always heartwarming to see someone who preaches such advice follow it, even if it is with the location of their pitch.
The doctor has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. He’s a Nationals fan only by proximity as he grew up in Brooklyn and idolizes Yankees like Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle growing up.